Physical Therapy

Southwest Family Physicians -  - Family Practice

Southwest Family Physicians

Family Practice & Medical Weight Loss located in Tigard, OR

Physical therapy aims to improve your function and mobility when you’ve suffered an injury or have a chronic condition, such as arthritis. At Southwest Family Physicians in Tigard, Oregon, a variety of physical therapy services are available. To receive an individualized treatment plan to help you regain comfort and movement for everyday life and sports, call the office or book online today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What Conditions Benefit from Physical Therapy?

Come to Southwest Family Physicians for physical therapy to address:

  • Pre- and postpartum issues
  • Osteopathic manipulation
  • Sports injuries
  • Stroke recovery
  • Pre- and postoperative rehabilitation
  • Motor vehicle accident injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Neck and back pain

The team also provides fitness evaluations and fitting for assistive devices. They help patients of all ages, from young athletes to geriatric adults.

What Physical Therapy Services are Available?

The physical therapists at Southwest Family Physicians offer a wide range of therapies to help you overcome dysfunction and pain. These include:

  • Manual Therapy: The therapists use hands-on treatment combined with active patient participation to resolve issues related to body mechanics. Manual therapy is an integral part of physical therapy and includes joint and soft tissue mobilization.
  • Neuromuscular Re-Education: All treatments include some neuromuscular re-education. The therapists at Southwest Family Physicians recognize that it’s important to connect the mind, or nervous system, to the body, or musculoskeletal system. Techniques used include NIMES, biofeedback, verbal, and tactile cues. The intention of neuromuscular re-education is to help you re-establish normal movement patterns and improve body awareness. Taping and/or splinting is sometimes necessary to stabilize muscles and joints.
  • Balance, Fall Prevention, Vestibular Services: The physical therapy experts evaluate poor balance and help you avoid devastating falls using exercises and education on safety. The intent of the therapy is to help increase your independence, reduce fear, and prevent injury. Treatment of the inner ear or neck (cervical spine) may help, too, especially if you have nausea, headache, or dizziness.
  • Therapeutic Exercise: Anyone with neuromuscular or orthopedic disorders can benefit from exercises prescribed to increase strength, endurance, agility, and flexibility. Therapeutic exercise can help you reach your fitness goals

How Does Massage Therapy Help with Physical Therapy Treatment?

Southwest Family Physicians has a team of licensed massage therapists on staff to provide both superficial and deep massage that can reduce pain, alleviate swelling, and correct poor posture. 

The therapists have specialized training in sports/Swedish massage, Strain-Counterstrain, Rolfing, and structural integration. Massage can be both relaxing and therapeutic.

To learn more about the range of physical therapy services available at Southwest Family Physicians, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online tool.

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