Frequently Asked Questions in Medina

Find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions about physical therapists in Medina. Having the answers to these key questions can help you choose the right Medina physical therapist for you. If you don't see the answer below to a question you have, reach out to Advanced Spine Joint & Wellness Center at (330) 721-6504 and our team can help!

What is a Physical Therapist?

Physical Therapists are specialized medical professionals that thoroughly assess and treat individuals that are experiencing impairments and limitations of function & movement. Whether the condition results from injury, disease, or other causes, Physical Therapists will establish a personalized and cost-effective plan of care to improve mobility and relieve pain. The aim of Physical Therapists is to restore function and strength in the area of needed treatment, therefore reducing or potentially eliminating the need for medication or surgery.

What are some common things a Physical Therapist can help with?

Physical Therapy can help treat a wide variety of medical issues for people of all ages. From initial diagnosis all the way through the restorative and maintenance phases of recovery, PT is an effective plan for treatment and prevention. Some common conditions that can benefit from PT include:

  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Neck Pain
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Knee pain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • TMJ
  • Muscle strains
  • Fractures & multiple trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fall risk & balance issues
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction

Why should I choose Your Office?

We are an integrated clinic here at Advanced Spine Joint & Wellness Center, meaning we address an individual’s symptoms from multiple disciplines. We offer Chiropractic care, Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy, natural injections, Laser Therapy, and more under one roof. This helps our patients save time and money.

Additionally, our Physical Therapy program utilizes the innovative McKenzie MDT (Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy) method for treatment. MDT is a patient-centered approach to therapy that uses clients’ response to movement to determine the treatment classification and approach. Physical Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all kind of treatment, and MDT helps guide individualized movements to each patient and their specific needs. Our PT conducts tests before and after each exercise to see if it makes a client’s symptoms better or worse. This way, meaningful exercises are established specifically to a client’s symptoms.

What are the benefits of Physical Therapy

Those who actively participate in Physical Therapy will see many beneficial results, including:

  • Pain relief
  • Improved mobility & balance
  • Reduced need for medication
  • Avoiding surgery
  • Recovery from injury or trauma
  • Fall prevention

Here at Advanced Spine, we also educate our patients on how to treat their symptoms at home by giving them tools and exercises they can have in their back pocket. Providing knowledge and exercises to do at home will also help maintain progress that is made inside our clinic.

Are Physical Therapists Only for Athletes?

Not at all. Physical Therapy is for everyone and anyone that has limitations in function and mobility. That limitation could be from work-related causes, disease, disability, trauma, sports injury, and more.

How painful is Physical Therapy?

PT does not stand for “pain and torture.” In other words, we’re not the “No Pain, No Gain” facility. While we don’t want to push into or through pain, we also don’t necessarily avoid it. If a client experiences some discomfort going through a specific motion, that’s pretty normal as long as the pain is no worse when they come back to start position. We promote acknowledging and listening to pain as a check engine light to an issue that needs to be addressed, but there are other ways to approach symptoms rather than just continuing through pain.

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Advanced Spine Joint & Wellness Center
5020 Victor Drive
Medina, OH 44256
(330) 721-6504

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