Rehabilitation is the necessary first step of recovery which the patient receives during the initial hours of recovery from surgery or injury.
Physical therapy is a type of treatment that can improve functions of the body to help a person move better, restore fitness, improve physical function, and to decrease pain. Physical therapy includes education and training in areas such as:
- Performing daily living tasks
- Protecting yourself from further injury
- Using durable medical equipment such as walkers or crutches
- Exercise routines to perform at home to increase the healing process or to manage pain
- Creating a safer home life – especially if you have balance, vision, or hearing problems
Occupational therapy helps people do the everyday things that matter to them and teaches people who have suffered from pain, illness, or injury to regain the ability to get dressed, participate in social activities, cook meals, or perform job-related tasks. Occupational therapy often includes:
- Evaluation to determine the patient’s goals and outlook
- Therapy plan to help the patient reach their goals
- Determine which daily activities need to be modified to fit the patient’s unique physical needs
- Measuring outcomes and adjusting therapy plans accordingly
Contact New Jersey Pain Management today. Our team can evaluate and help plan effective treatment for occasional or chronic pain. If pain is a persistent or long-lasting problem in your everyday life, you shouldn’t wait a minute longer.
To learn more about these therapy techniques and to find out if you’re a candidate, request an appointment or contact us.