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What Makes Up Physical Rehabilitation Services

What Makes Up Physical Rehabilitation ServicesPhysical rehabilitation services, also called physical medicine and rehabilitation, deal with the treatment and management of temporary as well as permanent physical impairment. Also called “physiatry”, physical rehabilitation involves developing holistic rehabilitation programs after an injury, accident or illness.

A physiatrist can do the following:

  • Diagnose the disability or impaired function
  • Provide pain treatment
  • Conceive a nonsurgical treatment plan
  • Help in restoring lost function and mobility
  • Coordinate long term rehabilitation

As part of treating the impaired function, dealing with the pain, and restoring mobility, physical rehabilitation procedures include:

Rehabilitation programs

These include a host of procedures such as massage, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, whirlpools, heat/cold application, and alternative therapies. Our programs are designed to help patients manage pain and get back to their normal lives. We first analyze your specific condition or injury, carry out thorough assessment of your condition, and choose the right rehab program which will include one or more of the following procedures:

  • Heat or ice compression
  • Exercise programs and injury prevention
  • Myofascial release
  • Ultrasound
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Traction therapy
  • Massage and exercises

One of our advanced rehabilitation techniques is the Game Ready cold therapy system, which is particularly targeted at people recovering from surgery. This therapy involves the use of flexible wraps that enable cold penetration into the joint. The cold helps in faster alleviation of pain.

Physical rehabilitation services can treat the following conditions:

  • Back pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Spinal injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Work injuries

Physiatrists and rehabilitation specialists make use of advanced techniques for diagnosing and treating the condition. As a result, patients regain much of their mobility and are able to lead normal lives.

A multispecialty physical therapy, chiropractic care and rehabilitation center in Brooklyn, New York, HealthQuest offers customized and holistic rehabilitative treatment. The aforementioned procedures are some of the advanced treatment options administered based on the particular need of the patient. At HealthQuest, our treatment ensures that the natural healing process of the body is stimulated for better and more lasting results.

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