Steindler Physical Therapy in Iowa City
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy, also known as PT, is a treatment that may help you if a bone, joint, or muscle injury or condition is limiting your mobility or causing you pain. Physical therapy is also used during the recovery process after surgery to mitigate any related pain and ensure better long-term results.
The goal of physical therapy is to help patients move and feel better as well as participate in their daily activities more easily. Physical therapy also helps patients restore their strength, allowing for reduced pain and improved overall wellness. Physical therapists work with patients through stretching, exercises, and other modalities to help them return to their active, healthy lifestyles.
At Steindler Orthopedic Clinic, we are proud to offer convenient, on-site physical therapy for all your needs.
Our professional physical therapy team offers skilled care in the following specialty areas:
- Acute care
- Back and neck pain
- Cerebral palsy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscle strains
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Spine care
- Sports injuries
- Tendon or ligament injuries or tears
- Work-related injuries
What is a physical therapist?
Physical therapists are certified therapy health professionals who have earned physical therapy degrees by completing undergraduate physical therapy education programs (PT credentials) or graduate physical therapy education programs (MPT and DPT degrees). These therapists have extensive training in helping patients recover from injuries and surgery through the latest rehabilitation programs.
Physical therapists practice in both clinical and outpatient settings. They are also skilled in working with a diverse range of patients, from older patients recovering from pelvic fractures to younger patients with scoliosis. They have a thorough understanding of correct body mechanics and how to properly extend or lift weight and will work closely with patients to make sure they avoid further damage or pain.
What treatment methods do physical therapists use?
Our specialty-trained physical therapy experts specialize in caring for patients with a variety of bone, joint, and muscle concerns. Our therapists provide comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation services for patients with musculoskeletal concerns. These services include conservative injury treatment, pre- and post-operative treatment, sports medicine care, and specialized recovery programs.
Using the most advanced, evidence-based rehabilitation techniques and state-of-the-art modalities, our physical therapists provide exceptional, customized treatment plans. Our therapists are skilled in many areas of specialty and offer various courses of treatment, including:
- Core strengthening
- Electrical stimulation
- Manual therapy
- Nonsurgical rehabilitation
- Postsurgical recovery
- Sports medicine
- Weight lifting
Our physical therapists at Steindler Orthopedic Clinic work with our patients in developing individualized physical therapy treatment plans, depending on their unique medical histories and lifestyle goals.
Why choose Steindler Orthopedic Clinic?
Our specialty-trained physical therapists, including certified PTs and DPTs, provide comprehensive, hands-on therapy services. Combining specific exercises and activities to help patients fully recover from athletic and other musculoskeletal injuries, our experts are dedicated to helping patients return to their daily activities quickly and safely.
With advanced training and certification, our therapy team works together to deliver patient-centered care. They are all dedicated to helping you improve your mobility, strength, and posture to help you get back to living the life you love.
Whether you’re recovering from surgery, working through a sports injury, or want to avoid further injury, our physical therapists can help.
Ask your provider if pursuing a course of physical therapy is right for you, or if you are in need of world-class rehabilitative therapy, schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists at our Iowa City office by calling (319) 354-5114. You can also request an appointment online.