Physical Therapy

Pain Management & Primary Care located in Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, CO
Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy services offered in Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, CO

Physical therapy has multiple benefits, ranging from promoting healing and reducing pain to improving strength and flexibility. Gorman Medical, PC offers expert physical therapy at offices in Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, Colorado. If you suffer a sports injury or have a chronic pain condition, the team’s physical therapists can support your rehabilitation. Call your nearest Gorman Medical, PC office to discover how physical therapy can help your condition, or schedule a consultation online today.

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy employs tailored exercises and specially designed equipment to help patients recover from illness or injury. Some treatments are active, meaning the patients put in the effort. Others are passive, meaning your therapist administers the treatment to you while you sit or lie down.

Physical therapy is safe, well-proven, and highly effective. Some of its many advantages include:

  • Reducing pain
  • Preventing muscle wastage
  • Keeping connective tissues flexible
  • Promoting healing
  • Building strength
  • Supporting faster recovery

Many minor injuries heal well with physical therapy alone. It could also form part of a comprehensive treatment program.

When might I need physical therapy?

Physical therapy has multiple uses, from helping you recover from a back injury to keeping you fit during pregnancy. Areas where physical therapy can be invaluable include:

Sports injuries

Sports injuries include ligament sprains, tendon and muscle strains, cartilage damage, joint dislocations, and overuse conditions like Achilles tendinitis and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Physical therapy is also a frontline treatment for most causes of back, neck, and joint pain.

Major illness rehabilitation

Physical therapy often forms a key aspect of recovery from serious conditions like stroke and cancer. It can also help you regain strength and function following acute infections like pneumonia and COVID-19.

Postsurgical rehabilitation

Physical therapy is vital for optimal recovery after surgery for musculoskeletal problems like fractures, torn cartilage, and ruptured ligaments. It can also be beneficial after other surgeries to help the area heal and keep you moving.

Pain management

Chronic pain from conditions like fibromyalgia, arthritis, and radiculopathy (compressed spinal nerves) responds well to physical therapy and usually has a crucial role in Gorman Medical, PC’s pain management programs.

Every patient’s treatment consists of carefully selected interventions chosen to optimize recovery. In most cases, a combination of treatments offers the best results, and physical therapy is almost certain to be part of your plan.

What physical therapy treatments might I need?

Physical therapy treatments the Gorman Medical, PC team might recommend for your treatment plan include:

  • Exercise programs
  • Heat and ice
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Dry needling
  • Functional training
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Manual therapy

The team can also show you how to use assistive devices like crutches and walkers and fit you with supportive equipment like braces and splints.

Call the Gorman Medical, PC team for further information on physical therapy’s benefits or use the online scheduling tool to request an appointment.

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