Physical therapy uses movements, exercises, and mechanical force to relieve pain, improve mobility, and build strength. The purpose of physical therapy is to alleviate your symptoms and help you develop the strength and stability you need to prevent problems in the future.
Many conditions affecting the knees, feet, and ankles are related to problems with muscles or joints that can be improved through physical therapy. In addition, physical therapy can also help strengthen your muscles so that you won’t suffer injuries as easily in the future.
Some of the issues that may respond well to physical therapy include:
Dr. Genkin may also recommend physical therapy to patients with recurring foot problems, such as bunions.
Physical therapy is generally safe for patients, and it poses fewer risks than other more invasive treatment options, such as surgery. Although it’s possible to injure yourself worse with certain activities, Dr. Genkin is experienced with physical therapy, and he will tailor all treatment plans to your abilities and current condition. If you experience any pain during or after physical therapy sessions, be sure to let Dr. Genkin know right away so he can make changes to your treatment plan.
When Dr. Genkin treats any patient, he always focuses on treating the person as a whole. He uses physical therapy exercises to relieve the patient’s symptoms, as well as to improve the patient’s strength, mobility, and stability. In many cases, he will recommend this treatment in combination with other therapies to give you the best results possible.
Every patient is different, and recovery times can vary significantly. In addition, some conditions take longer to resolve than others. Although it’s impossible to determine exactly how long it will take for your symptoms to improve, Dr. Genkin can let you know how long recovery is expected to take after evaluating your condition thoroughly.
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