Community Physical Therapy
Community Physical Therapy



Physical therapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) play crucial roles in treating mobility impairments, each with their approaches and techniques. Here are examples of how they might treat such impairments:

Physical Therapy (PT):

  • Exercise Programs: PTs design customized exercise programs to improve strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance. These exercises may include stretching, resistance training, and cardiovascular conditioning.
  • Manual Therapy: Hands-on techniques such as massage, joint mobilization, and manipulation relieve pain, improve mobility, and restore proper function.
  • Gait Training: PTs work on improving walking patterns and restoring normal gait mechanics. This might involve practicing walking with assistive devices like walkers or canes.
  • Balance Training: PTs conduct exercises and activities to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls. This could include activities on unstable surfaces or specific balance exercises.
  • Modalities: Therapeutic modalities such as heat, cold, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and laser therapy might reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms.
  • Education and Training: PTs provide education on proper body mechanics, posture, and ergonomics to prevent further injuries and promote safe mobility.


Occupational Therapy (OT):

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Training: OTs focus on helping individuals perform daily tasks such as dressing, bathing, cooking, and grooming independently. This may involve adaptive equipment or modifications to the environment.
  • Assistive Devices and Equipment: OTs assess the need for and provide recommendations for assistive devices such as grab bars, adaptive utensils, or mobility aids to improve independence and safety.
  • Environmental Modifications: OTs assess home and work environments to identify barriers to mobility and recommend modifications such as ramps, handrails, or changes in furniture layout.
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation: In cases where cognitive impairments affect mobility, OTs may provide cognitive rehabilitation strategies to improve memory, attention, and problem-solving skills related to mobility tasks.
  • Mobility Training: OTs train individuals safely and efficiently using wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility aids, including transfers and navigating different environments.
  • Pain Management Techniques: OTs may utilize therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, or modalities to address pain associated with mobility impairments.

Overall, PTs and OTs work collaboratively to address mobility impairments. PT focuses more on physical aspects such as strength and movement, while OT considers the broader context of daily living activities and environmental factors.

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At our facility, we have a team of physical therapists who are experienced in providing care for any injury, pain or discomfort you may have. Whether you are dealing with a chronic condition or recovering from an injury, our therapists will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that will help you achieve your goals. We offer a wide range of services, including therapeutic exercises, manual therapy and electrical stimulation. We also provide education on self-care and injury prevention. Our goal is to help you live a pain-free life and regain your independence.

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