Physical therapy is a treatment method you may need if an orthopedic injury or condition is causing you pain or is making it difficult for you to move or complete everyday tasks. As such, the goal of physical therapy is to make movement and activity easier, reduce your pain, restore muscular function and strength, and help you return to your preinjury activities, work, and recreation.
At Orthopedic Associates, we have an on-site physical therapy service, SSM Physical Therapy. Your orthopedic surgeon may refer you to SSM or another specialized physical therapy facility to receive outpatient rehabilitation services before surgery or after a procedure or injury. Your doctor and licensed physical therapist will communicate closely as you work to meet your rehabilitation goals.