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National Physical Therapy Month

It’s National Physical Therapy Month and here at Spectrum PT (your local Patchogue physical therapist), we’re getting into the spirit of the calendar month with some common injuries that can be treated through therapeutic means. It’s no secret that physical therapy can be used to treat all sorts of ailments and injuries. Today, we’re going to inform our readers on just what types of injuries can be treated, and how they are treated, through a therapeutic process.

Torn ACLs

Tearing an ACL is one of the most common sports injuries and one that frequently occurs during fall sports such as football and soccer. The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is found in the knee and a tear can develop through constant stopping and starting. Although surgery is an option, some people elect to go with physical therapy instead. This can be an arduous process, but upon completion, not only will you avoid surgery but you may even feel stronger than ever. A Patchogue physical therapist will teach you how to do exercises that you will perform either with continued supervision or at home. You may also wear a brace to stabilize your knee and use crutches in the interim to avoid putting weight on your knee.

 

Meniscus Tear

Another prevalent sports injury, meniscus tears are a knee injury that typically manifests when you contort or twist your knee in an awkward fashion. This is especially the case when the individual has their full weight behind this contortion. By utilizing the full capabilities of physical therapy, the patient can strengthen the muscles surrounding their knee, thus stabilizing support and function.

 

Torn Rotator Cuff

Your rotator cuff is found within your shoulder area and it is the group of muscles and tendons that keep the head of your upper arm bone inside the shoulder socket. Injuries can appear through repeated overhead motions, with an increased risk for older individuals. Although it can be bothersome, rotator cuff injuries can usually be treated through physical therapy in Patchogue. Your physical therapist will utilize exercises that improve flexibility within the shoulder, helping to alleviate the pain and potentially avoid further complications in the future.

 

Considering Spectrum PT

The local Patchogue physical therapists here at Spectrum Physical Therapy can help develop a customized therapeutic plan for you that will tackle your distinct complications. For more information, contact us and schedule an appointment today.

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