Blogs from March, 2023

Physical Therapy for Managing Disabilities

March marks National Disability Awareness Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of people living with disabilities. This annual observance is an important reminder that individuals with disabilities have the right to access and participate in all aspects of life, including the chance to reach their full potential, engage in meaningful activities, and lead productive and fulfilling lives.

At ProFysio Physical Therapy, we help patients manage their disabilities and live more independent, confident lives. Contact us today at (732) 812-5200 to schedule a consultation with one of our dedicated team members.

How Can Physical Therapy Help Patients with Disabilities?

Physical therapy plays a significant role in helping individuals with disabilities achieve their goals. Living with a disability can be difficult, but physical therapy helps patients learn how to modify certain activities in ways that allow them to move and function more easily. It's designed to reduce pain and discomfort, improve mobility, increase endurance, build strength, and promote better overall health.

Our team of physical therapists develops individualized treatment plans that meet the unique needs of each patient. They utilize a variety of treatment methods, such as exercise, manual therapy, and patient education. These evidence-based approaches and individualized interventions help maximize functional outcomes and optimize quality of life for people with physical impairments or functional limitations.

Physical Therapy After Stroke

Stroke survivors can benefit greatly from physical therapy. Physical therapy after stroke can enhance a person's ability to move and restore functional use of the affected limb or muscles. Through physical therapy, stroke survivors can improve balance and coordination, strengthen core muscles, relearn how to walk, and even rebuild motor skills like hand-eye coordination or fine motor control. Physical therapists may use various strategies to assist stroke patients in regaining function, such as electrical stimulation, therapeutic exercise, balance training, manual therapies, and other modalities to aid in rehabilitation.

Physical Therapy for Cerebral Palsy

Children with cerebral palsy can experience a range of developmental issues, from speech and language-related challenges to physical disabilities. Physical therapy helps kids with cerebral palsy address mobility challenges, relieve pain, and develop stronger muscles.

Our team of physical therapists uses specialized techniques to improve a child's strength, balance, and coordination, while also helping them increase their range of motion and flexibility. Physical therapy is an important part of developing healthy motor skills in children with cerebral palsy and helping them reach their full potential.

Inclusive Care at ProFysio Physical Therapy

This month serves as a reminder to bring attention to the struggles faced by individuals with developmental disabilities, cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities, and more, in addition to supporting those living with them. It also provides an opportunity for reflection and education on ways that families, organizations, and communities can help create more inclusive environments for individuals living with disabilities.

As stated by the National Library of Medicine, physical therapy is recommended in the long-term continuum of care for patients with disabilities. To schedule an appointment regarding physical therapy for managing disabilities, don’t hesitate to contact us today. For patients with trouble finding transportation, we also offer a complimentary transportation service that is safe and reliable, so patients can access the care they need.

Consult with a physical therapist to discover the inclusive care we offer at ProFysio Physical Therapy. Give us a call at (732) 812-5200 to begin.