Physical therapy is a specialized healthcare field dedicated to helping patients of all ages regain and maintain their mobility, function, and overall well-being. By addressing physical limitations, pain, and other conditions affecting movement, physical therapists use evidence-based techniques to empower individuals to lead healthier, more active lives.
Physical therapy can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions, including injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, chronic pain, and degenerative diseases. It can also help improve balance and coordination, prevent falls, and promote overall fitness and wellness.
At its core, physical therapy aims to empower patients to take an active role in their recovery and well-being. By educating individuals on proper body mechanics, injury prevention, and self-care strategies, physical therapists provide the tools and guidance needed to maintain long-term health and mobility.
Physical therapy is a healthcare practice that focuses on restoring and maintaining movement, function, and overall well-being through tailored exercises, manual therapy, and education.
WHAT IS PHYSICAL THERAPY?
The benefits of physical therapy are numerous, and they include:
Pain relief: Physical therapy can help reduce pain by using techniques such as joint mobilization, massage, and stretching to alleviate tension and stiffness in the muscles and joints.
Improved mobility and flexibility: Physical therapy can improve range of motion, flexibility, and mobility in the body. This can help individuals with physical disabilities or those recovering from injury to regain their ability to perform daily tasks.
Injury prevention: Physical therapy can help prevent future injuries by teaching individuals proper body mechanics and techniques to reduce the risk of injury during physical activity.
Improved balance and coordination: Physical therapy can help improve balance and coordination, especially in older adults who may be at risk of falls.
Improved overall fitness: Physical therapy can help individuals improve their overall fitness levels by incorporating exercise and movement into their daily routine.
Rehabilitation after surgery: Physical therapy can aid in the recovery process after surgery by improving mobility, reducing pain, and promoting healing.
Management of chronic conditions: Physical therapy can help manage chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease by incorporating exercises and lifestyle modifications to improve overall health.
Dr. Galica works closely with each patient to create a customized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs and goals.
Dr. Galica will perform a comprehensive evaluation to assess your needs and goals. Based on this assessment, she will develop a tailored treatment plan that includes a combination of hands-on manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises, and injury prevention strategies.
Throughout the course of treatment, Dr. Galica will provide one-on-one support and guidance, adjusting the plan as necessary to ensure the best possible outcomes. This personalized approach ensures that each patient receives the care and attention they need to achieve their goals and maintain their progress.
Education and communication are key elements to a successful physical therapy treatment plan, with Dr. Galica. She wants to make sure have full knowledge of your condition, and then explain and pinpoint your goals.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Embarking on the journey with Reed Medical Group, and Dr. Kitty Galica is a powerful, positive step towards improving your quality of life. The first step is to schedule a consultation! Expect to be heard, understood, and actively involved in your recovery. Anticipate a customized physical therapy plan that directly addresses your concerns and goals. Brace yourself for the hard work, but also the rewarding progress that awaits.
Don't let pain or limited mobility hold you back – take the first step towards a healthier, more active life by starting physical therapy today.
With over 40 years of physical therapy experience, Dr. Kathleen (Kitty) Galica guides Reed’s concierge members through the prevention, treatment and management of various medical conditions including, sports injuries, disabilities, injury prevention, rehabilitation, mobility improvement, stroke recovery, managing chronic conditions, athletic improvement, and aging support.
To Dr. Galica's, physical therapy is a way of teaching patients how to take care of themselves, to understand their limitations, and to recognize their potential. She emphasizes patient education, and it's important to her that each of her patients completely understands their treatment plan.