Physical Therapy is a valuable form of treatment for patients of all ages -- from adolescence through the senior years. Valley's Physical Therapy staff provides a variety of therapeutic treatments and procedures designed to strengthen muscles, promote healing, relieve pain, restore function, improve circulation, and provide a safe return to daily activities.
Physical Therapy is often prescribed following orthopedic, cardiac, or other surgeries; after a serious illness such as stroke; and following a sports injury.
Using heat, cold, hydrotherapy, electrical stimulation, exercise, and other resources, physical therapists help patients suffering from acute and chronic conditions.
Many of the Department's Physical Therapists have specialization and significant experience in orthopedics, neurology, geriatrics, and cardiopulmonary medicine. Patients are matched with the therapist that is best suited to the individual's needs.
A wide range of modern medical equipment such as Biodex technology is available in the Department.
Physical Therapy Services include:
- Gait training
- Coordination/balance training
- Prosthetic training
- Conditioning exercise for chronic disabilities
- Pain relief through modalities
- Training, education, and treatment for back and neck injures
- Prevention of injury education
- Strengthening for acute disabilities
- Hydrotherapy for wound, burns, and circulation problems
- Stroke rehabilitation