Why Choose Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is a profession that seeks to return patients to the highest possible degree of personal independence. The Physical Therapist (PT) works with patients with disabilities of the muscular, skeletal, neurological, circulatory, and respiratory systems. Physical therapists are also involved in prevention programs to assist people of all ages in maintaining health and physical fitness.

The physical therapist plans and administers individualized treatment programs that are designed to restore functional movement, relieve pain, promote healing and recovery and, when necessary, help patients adapt to permanent disability. The PT plans the treatment program, evaluates the patient and his or her medical history, and consults with other members of the patient's health care team. 

At ORS, we have a variety of treatment options depending on the nature of the injury. We have several other methods of treatments including manual therapy, aquatic or water therapy, Graston Technique, PiezoWave or WellWave, AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, Myofascial Decompression (MFD), E-Stim, Kinesio Taping, Traction, and Women’s Therapy.

Tests, observation and interviews provide vital information about a patient's strength, reflexes, sensory perception, posture, gait, cardiopulmonary endurance, and daily living activities. After evaluation, the PT treats the patient through various forms of exercise, physical modalities (including heat, cold, ultrasound, electricity, and massage), functional activities, and assistive/adaptive devices.

The physical therapist exercises judgment in interpreting test results to plan and adjust treatment. Successful physical therapy may take weeks, months or years, depending on the extent of the injury or disability and the patient's motivation.