How Rehabilitation Therapy Improves Mobility


It’s no secret that increased physical activity offers health benefits to people of any age. However, for some men and women, it’s not as easy as slipping on a pair of shoes and going for a walk. Age, illness, and mobility issues can make exercising virtually impossible for many men and women.

If this sounds like your case, rehabilitation therapy may be the answer. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, so you need a game plan that works for you. Working with the rehabilitation specialists at Apple Medical Centers is the best way to put yourself back in motion.

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Jumping directly into workouts is typically not the best way to return to an active lifestyle, particularly if you have health issues or chronic pain standing in your way.

Rehabilitation therapy often starts with assisted tissue mobilization techniques or passive treatments, including ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and other methods that can gently restore mobility, support your joints, and reduce pain. Just as a professional athlete stretches and warms up before games, you also need to ease back into physical activity.

Customized care designed for you

Arthritis is hardly the only challenge you may face. Rehabilitation therapy has plenty of applications, such as injury recovery, counteracting the effects of aging, and disease management. You may have several issues, and the needs of each may represent conflicting challenges. Your rehabilitation specialist is trained to handle these cases, so treatment for one condition won’t come at the expense of another. For instance, joint replacement surgery could limit certain types of motion as you recover. Your rehabilitation therapist can help you increase mobility without overextending your new joint.

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Working with your therapist will often involve you relaxing as they gently stretch and extend your limbs without effort on your part. This can break up scar tissue that is limiting your mobility and causing you pain. As your mobility increases, pain levels will typically subside. When you’re dealing with chronic pain related to joint mobility, rehabilitation therapy can reduce or eliminate the medications you’re using to cope with the pain.

To assist your efforts to stay active, rehabilitation therapy is a gamechanger. As your mobility increases and the pain subsides, the challenges of adding activity to your life will start to fall away. No matter what the causes are behind your mobility issues, the experts at Apple Medical Centers are here to help you get back on your feet. Call the office by phone or use the convenient online tool to schedule a free consultation today.

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