Physical Therapy

What is physical therapy?

Physical Therapy is a health profession that combines the “science of healing and the art of caring” to treat movement dysfunctions. A physical therapist performs a comprehensive analysis of movement, which includes identifying joints dysfunction, tissue limitations, muscular imbalances and structural pathologies. In order to assist patients, physical therapists use a variety of methods to create changes in tissue and movement patterns to ultimately restore function. Treatment consists of skilled manual therapy (hands on) with therapeutic exercise that simulates daily movements to rehabilitate the body, restoring maximal mobility and optimal mechanical motion, as well as provide preventative care.

What diagnoses can be helped with physical therapy?

Abilities and functions can be impaired due to various causes, which can significantly impact one’s quality of life. Several diagnoses that PT can help significantly include stroke, traumatic brain injuries, neurological diseases, arthritis, surgery or an injury, which can all limit one’s ability to generate optimal motion. At Bodyscape our staff is trained to evaluate each person and design an individualized treatment plan to allow each patient to return to activities important in their lives.

How long does a therapy session last?

Each physical therapy session lasts about one hour; however, the frequency of the appointments varies for each patient.

 What are the hours of operation at Bodyscape?

Our facility is open Monday through Saturday. Operating hours are 10:00 AM To 10:00 PM. 

What should I wear to my physical therapy appointments?

You should wear snug comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement.

What do I need to bring to my first physical therapy appointment?

The first time you come to Bodyscape for physical therapy, the prescription for treatment from your Consultant.

How often will I need to come to physical therapy?

The frequency of your sessions depends on your situation and is determined after your initial evaluation with the physical therapist.

Do I need to see a physician before I can receive physical therapy?

Yes. In order for you to receive physical therapy treatment, you need to obtain a prescription from your physician. 

What can I expect when I come to Bodyscape for physical therapy?

Bodyscape provides an ideal environment for nourishing and healing your body, mind and soul. On your first visit the Physical Therapist will take a thorough history, conduct an evaluation of the entire body including posture & biomechanics, range of motion, joint mobility and tissue textures to find out the cause of pain or disability. A treatment plan toward recovery and health with short and long term goals will be discussed with each client and a customized treatment plan will be devised.

How do I choose the right physical therapist for me?

Each Physical Therapist has their own philosophy and approach to patient care, which is influenced by their education, experience and clinical environment. You will get a sense of your therapist and their style of practice during your initial evaluation. You should feel comfortable at the clinic and confident that you will receive the best care.

What types of physical therapy treatments does Bodyscape offer?

Treatment consists of skilled manual therapy combined with therapeutic exercises that simulate daily movements to rehabilitate the body, restore maximal mobility and optimal mechanical motion. In addition, our clients will be educated in preventative care. Our physical therapists apply manual therapy approaches appropriate for the client in conjunction with the application of Pilates, Expansion System, yoga and acupressure techniques.