Physical Therapy in Shallotte & Leland, NC
Why Physical Therapy?
Physical therapists can help improve or restore the mobility you need to move forward with your life. If you are looking for a possible alternative to surgery and/or pain medication, consider a physical therapist.
About Our Physical Therapists
Intensive Education and Clinical Expertise…
Physical therapists apply research and proven techniques to help people get back in motion. All physical therapists are required to receive a graduate degree – either a master’s degree or a clinical doctorate — from an accredited physical therapist program before taking the national licensure examination that allows them to practice. State licensure is required in each state in which a physical therapist practices. They are trusted health care professionals with extensive clinical experience who examine, diagnose, and then prevent or treat conditions that limit the body’s ability to move and function in daily life.
More and more physical therapists are now graduating with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. More than 92% of the 210 accredited academic institutions nationwide offering professional physical therapist education programs now offer the DPT degree – and more than 75% of all 2008 PT graduates hold a DPT degree.
Caring to suit anyone’s needs…
Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes.
Physical therapists diagnose and treat people of all ages, including newborns, children, and elderly individuals. They may consult and practice with other health professionals to help you improve your mobility.
Easy access to professional care…
In most states, you can make an appointment with a physical therapist directly, without a physician’s referral.
Treatment options for Physical Therapy may include:
- Flexibility and strengthening exercises
- Sport specific exercises
- Development of home exercise plan
- Postural education and training
- Balance training
- Propioceptive training
- Joint mobilizations
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Electrical stimulation
- ultrasound/ phonophoresis
- TENS education and application
- Moist heat therapy
- Gait quality
- Assistive device assessment and training
- Orthotic assessment
Your Physical Therapist Can Help You With:
- Back Pain
- Knee Pain
- Overuse Injuries
- Shoulder Pain Stroke
- Sprains, strains, and fractures
- And much more
Golf and Physical Therapy
Physical Therapists are experts on musculoskeletal disorders and biomechanical dysfunctions in the human body and what sport is subject to more movement disorders by the amateur participant then golf?
The golf swing combines complex movement patterns requiring a combination of flexibility, core strength, postural awareness and control, balance, and dynamic strength. These are all principles common in Physical Therapy treatments for most movement disorders, and can easily be tailored to address the golf swing or any injury that limits your ability to play the sport you love.
Through a thorough medical history and physical evaluation, we will examine the areas that you are having pain or limitations and also identify areas that may be at risk for future injury. We will help identify what physical restrictions may be contributing to pain in the affected area as well as resultant swing faults that may be present.
For example, a patient presenting with medial elbow pain or golfers elbow will have a thorough common elbow evaluation. After this we will examine the surrounding wrist and shoulder to evaluate for physical restrictions. A right handed golfer who has restrictions in their R shoulder for flexion and external rotation will have difficulty achieving their full backswing, thus straining the medial elbow. Additionally, restrictions in other areas such as the thoracic spine or R hip for internal rotation may be present but not obvious, and need to be addressed to assure optimal outcomes with return to sport.
Physical therapists can review your current exercise regimen and offer additional or modified stretching/strengthening exercises to eliminate the pain you have and help prevent future recurrences of pain or injury.