Physical Therapy Specialist

APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine -  - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine

Orthopedics & Pain Management Specialists located in Chevy Chase, MD & Greenbelt, MD

Physical therapy offers the impressive dual benefits of strengthening your body and easing your pain. At APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine in Chevy Chase and Greenbelt, Maryland, a team of multidisciplinary specialists, including highly trained physical therapists, works together to get you well. Recover your health by calling the office in your area or scheduling with online booking now.

Physical Therapy Q & A

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What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy at APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine emphasizes optimal wellness by helping you recover while reducing your pain. The physical therapy team has multiple goals, including: 

  • Improving your strength and functions
  • Reducing your physical limitations
  • Easing your pain
  • Helping you return to normal activities of daily living safely
  • Teaching you new behaviors to enhance your wellness

The team helps you achieve all of these goals at the same time, as part of a multidisciplinary treatment program. 

What types of treatments does physical therapy include?

Physical therapy includes innovative treatments. They include:

  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Cold packs/ice therapy
  • Moist heat therapy
  • Iontophoresis: Transdermal medical delivery through electrical stimulation

Another physical therapy option is cutting-edge electrical stimulation treatment using BioWavePENS. This on-site treatment uses patented pain-blocking technology, in which a neurostimulator delivers electrical signals through your skin. 

These signals travel directly to your deep tissue pain fibers to stop signal transmission. Your pain can decrease by up to 75% with this treatment. It can help you cut your opioid usage by up to half as well. 

How does physical therapy work with my other treatments?

Physical therapy at APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine is part of a multidisciplinary wellness and recovery plan. 

While you may have treatments such as regenerative medicine injections, minimally invasive pain management procedures, or surgery, you also have physical therapy alongside those treatments. Physical therapy gives you additional pain relief and helps you return to function faster. 

How long will it take to complete a physical therapy program?

The APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine team coordinates to design a personalized physical therapy program that suits your needs. 

In general, you can expect a physical therapy program to last at least a few weeks, but they may extend to several months depending on your situation. In the beginning part of your physical therapy program, you generally have sessions at least a few times a week and then taper off.

Learn more about how physical therapy from the APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine experts can guide you back to healthy function and wellness. Book an appointment by calling either office or clicking the online scheduling tool now.