Physical Therapy:
Delving Deeper

Physical therapy, also known as physiotherapy, is a science-based profession that focuses on your well-being as a whole instead of focusing on individual ailments. Whether it is physiotherapy for back pain, a sports injury, or keeping your joints limber throughout the aging process, First Choice PT’s physical rehabilitation center provides a much-needed service for treating all those aches and pains that affect your day-to-day activities.

Combining our knowledge of the human body and how it works, along with the clinical skills our physical therapists have acquired through their education, physiotherapists assess, diagnose, and treat the symptoms presented by their clients, including illnesses, injuries, or disabilities.

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Areas of Physiotherapy?

We treat a variety of ailments at First Choice PT. However, most can be broken down to four major areas of focus: neuro-musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological, and respiratory issues. Our skilled therapists at First Choice PT provide rehabilitation for your limbs, lungs, brain, and heart.

Neuro-musculoskeletal System

This is the type of ailment most associated with physiotherapy. When you experience back pain, sports injuries, injuries from a vehicular accident, or arthritis, the neuro-musculoskeletal system is affected. Pediatric and geriatric physiotherapy can fall heavily into this category due to physical birth defects and fall-related injuries.

Cardiovascular System

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. To keep your heart happy, the rest of your body has to be working well, and physiotherapy is an integral part of prevention and recovery when it comes to your cardiovascular system.

Neurological System

Physiotherapy treatment can assist individuals who not only have a physical impairment, but neurological impairments as well. This includes traumatic brain injury or stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s disease. At physical rehabilitation centers, therapists can maximize or even enhance the functional ability of a client suffering from one of these impairments.

Respiratory System

While physiotherapy is normally performed on a hands-on physical level, when working with the respiratory system with issues such as asthma or cystic fibrosis, the process is a little different. Therapists with a background in respiratory physiology also help you with your breathing. This involves coaching to reduce breathlessness, improve the efficiency of ventilation, reduce pain, and educate clients on the best way to carry out daily tasks and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Whole-Body Wellness

If you are looking for a quick fix or temporary relief for pain symptoms—expand your goals! Physiotherapy can offer so much more. With our total-body approach, First Choice PT can offer our clients permanent wellness. As we age, we naturally take on pains, and in the fast-paced world we live in, recovery can go by the wayside. Too many of us learn to live with that small headache or nagging lower back pain—but you don’t have to.

Taking a personalized approach to therapy, we are able to keep your whole system happy and healthy. Recovery from surgery will be easier—you can get rid of headaches and back pain for good and remain active through your entire life.

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Through extensive education, clinical hours and licensing, physical therapists specializing in pediatric therapy are prepared for the unique task of providing therapy for children. Not only does pediatric rehabilitation help children recover from injuries and illnesses, it helps them live with recurring conditions that may affect them for the rest of their lives.

At First Choice PT, compassionate care and education for injured or ill children involves a close relationship with the entire immediate family. Our therapists are also prepared to patiently work with a child who may not understand why they need therapy.

Car Accident Physical Therapy

Even if you’ve never had the misfortune to experience a car accident, you have heard the term “whiplash”. This is the most common injury in a motor vehicle accident caused by a severe jerk to the head. In a car accident, your body can move in unnatural and unexpected ways which affect your muscles and nerves. Along with whiplash, strains, sprains and fractures are also common and curable results of auto accidents.

Many clients who are in accidents will not feel severe pain or stiffness until 7-10 days after the accident takes place—but this doesn’t mean that problems don’t exist. If you are in an accident, seek physiotherapy immediately even if your injuries are not immediately apparent.

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