Physical Rehabilitation Therapy Clinic Questions and Answers
At Golden State Medical Center, we firmly believe that everyone deserves to be relaxed, healthy and fit! That is why we are proud to offer physical rehabilitation therapy in San Ramon, CA to anyone whose injury or condition keeps them from enjoying their lives fully! For more information, please call us or book an appointment online.
Why do I need physical rehabilitation therapy and how can it help me?
Many spinal and extremity conditions are caused by or made worse by muscle imbalance. Muscle imbalance is caused by certain muscle groups being too tight or too weak. This can be a result of injury, disuse, being deconditioned, poor workstation set-up and/or poor posture over time, other accumulative injuries, and over development of one or more muscle groups relative to other muscle groups. Muscle imbalance over time can negatively affect how a person’s nervous system functions. This will result in loss of control over balance and coordination. Treatment must be comprehensive to include exercises to correct not only the muscle imbalance but to improve the nervous system function as well.
Muscles do not work in isolation. The human body is complex but is designed to function harmoniously together. In, order for us, to perform an activity, many muscle groups must help by either starting, assisting with, slowing, or stopping the movement. If one muscle group gets injured, the other muscle groups will be negatively affected. Treatment must include exercises that strengthen all affected muscle groups. This includes exercises that emphasize complex, whole-body movements.
Physical rehabilitation therapy at Golden State Medical Center is an excellent resource for all sorts of conditions that individuals suffer from; whether it is the result of a sports injury, work injury, car accident, or a chronic illness, we can help! Below is a list of injuries or conditions that our physical rehabilitation therapy services can treat and help you get back to your life activities you have previously stopped doing:
- Arthritis or arthritis-like conditions
- Auto accident injuries
- Avoidance of surgery
- Back, hip, or neck pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Fall prevention
- Improved balance, mobility, movement, and strength
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Recovery from a stroke
- Reduced need for opioids
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
- Tennis elbow
- Traumatic injuries
What should I expect from physical rehabilitation therapy?
Ultimately, we hope you can expect significant and lasting improvement with whatever issue you require physical rehabilitation therapy to correct!
All patients receiving physical rehabilitation services in this office are evaluated first by a medical provider. A comprehensive functional exam is conducted to determine all the muscle imbalances. Individual treatment plans are then designed with these principles in mind. As a result, of the patients going through their individual physical rehabilitation programs, patients will be able to excel in their performance of daily activities and feel much more confident in doing so. The strength and functionality gained from physical rehabilitation programs designed with these principles transfers to real life activities better than traditional physical therapy.
Depending on your injury or condition, your treatment plan will likely include some combination of the following:
- Active or assistive range of motion exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Flexibility exercises
- Balance and coordination exercises
- Posture training and correction
- Gait training and correction
- Activities of daily living exercises
- Massage therapy and soft tissue mobilization
- Pain management, using heat, cryotherapy (cold therapy), or electric stimulation
Where can I find a physical rehabilitation therapy clinic near San Ramon, California?
Since physical rehabilitation therapy typically requires a series of sessions to be effective, it makes sense that you would want to find a clinic that offers this service in an area near you! Fortunately for those that live or work near San Ramon, California, our board-certified physicians and rehabilitation specialists at Golden State Medical Center offer exceptional physical rehabilitation therapy services right here in San Ramon! You can find our clinic at 2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd in San Ramon, California.
If you have recently experienced an injury or are a long-time sufferer of a chronic condition, we welcome you to find health and relief with our physical rehabilitation therapy services at Golden State Medical Center! For more information or to make an appointment, call us or schedule an appointment through our website. Golden State Medical Center is open weekly from Monday to Saturday!