Looking for a Physiotherapy Rehab Specialist in Portland?
One of the best ways to improve mobility and function is to see a physiotherapy rehabilitation specialist. At Portland Wellness Care, we have the proper tools and training to accelerate your healing process. Dealing with all areas of the body; neck, shoulders, upper back, lower back, hips, knees and more – we can create and maintain a personalized treatment plan that is right for you.
Whether you’re looking to improve mobility, enhance stability or regain strength, Portland Wellness Care offers a variety of physiotherapy rehab services for you or your family’s health and wellbeing. Contact us today to learn more about all of the advanced physiotherapy rehab services we offer.
Call us today at 503-249-9000
Having helped patients of all ages and conditions, we known the importance of personalized, integrated care. When facing injury or illness, the best approach usually includes various methods of treatment, ranging from diagnostic imaging to physiotherapy rehab. At PWC, our team is ready to bring you or your family the most sophisticated care from start to finish.
Call us today at 503-249-9000
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Frequently Asked Questions
Physiotherapy encompasses a variety of physical medicine treatment modalities, both passive and active to achieve a desired physical response or effect. This can range from heat therapy, muscle stimulation, ultrasound therapy, to manual therapy and joint mobility and manipulation. Though rehabilitative therapy can often incorporate the use of physiotherapy modalities, it typically utilizes exercise and movement, range of motion and strength progressions in clinic with the provider.
Rehabilitation therapy is a type of treatment or service done by a health care provider to help a patient regain a skill or function that was lost as a result of an injury. This is effective for all types of injury, from whiplash and work related trauma, to postural stress and repetitive motion injuries.
Physiotherapy helps people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages and conditions, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
There are several types of physiotherapy. The most common utilized at Portland Wellness Care are: pediatric, orthopedic, geriatric, neurologic, vestibular rehabilitation, and injury related physiotherapy.
The four stages of rehabilitation are as follows:
Yes! Physiotherapy approaches are first line treatment for soft tissue injuries, and can be started right after an injury. There are no risks, and outcomes are better with using physiotherapy vs other treatment options for similar injuries.
In short, everyone! Rehabilitation can benefit from the pediatric population, all the way to geriatrics and everyone in between. Patients with acute traumas, work injury, whiplash, sports injury, repetitive stress or postural injury, and orthopedic recovery.
Often, physiotherapy can have an immediate effect. It depends on patient demographic, injury severity, chronicity of injury and patient compliance with the treatment plan. Most consistent effects begin to occur in the first 1-3 weeks of therapy.
Physiotherapy entails a broad range of treatments. The most common passive therapies are ultrasound therapy, electrical muscle stimulation therapy, traction therapy, taping, laser therapy, heat, ice, and joint mobilizations and manipulations. The most common active treatments are stretching and range of motion exercises, strengthening and stability exercise training, and balance.
Rest after therapy is dependent on the patient and condition severity. Often, the goals of therapy are to increase the patient’s ability to function, work or exercise. Some type of movement therapy or prescribed stretches and exercises are typically encouraged the same day as treatment in the clinic.
Portland Wellness care is unique in that it provides an integrated approach to the patient’s recovery. All PWC providers are evidence-based providers, meaning they use the most recent treatment tools, imaging techniques, and rehab protocols to improve patient recovery outcomes. The providers at PWC genuinely care about each individual patient and their injury recovery goals, catering treatment plans specifically and individually.
Dr. Scott A. Cathcart, DC, MS
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