A Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Team
The staff of our Annapolis physical rehabilitation center reflects the holistic approach we take to pain relief. To ensure a comprehensive treatment, our providers include Medical, Physical Therapy, and Chiropractic certified specialists, working together as a team to help you reclaim your life.
Contact Bayshore Medical
Children to adults, accident or injury – whatever is causing your aches and pain, contact us today for an appointment to reclaim your life with our physical therapy and chiropractic pain relief services in Annapolis, Md and surrounding areas.
Physical Therapy Q & A
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy is a specialized field of healthcare that uses exercise, manual manipulation, and therapeutic modalities to promote health and prevent illness by restoring lost motor skills and normalizing body functions.
Physical therapy addresses not only musculoskeletal problems, but many other aspects of human health. People often think that physical therapy refers to recovering from a specific injury. At Bayshore Medical Group, we take a much broader view of rehabilitation which includes:
Allowing the injury to heal naturally.
Strengthening your body to prevent re-injury.
Addressing the structural weaknesses that caused the injury.
Keeping your body’s support systems aligned.
In this approach to rehabilitation, your body’s powerful healing resources are optimized and concentrated on the injury, allowing you to recover properly. In addition, it will allow you to return to living an active life without undue discomfort or risk of further injury.
Our holistic approach takes into account your body’s complex system of moving parts, all of which need to work in harmony. Our physical therapy providers understand how your mind, body, and environment influence your overall wellness; we take a multidisciplinary approach to treating patients holistically.
What treatments are used for physical therapy?
At Bayshore Medical Group, our rehabilitation program aims to achieve two things:
To alleviate any pain you may be feeling, and to help you regain full function. This is accomplished by ensuring your spine is aligned correctly and improving muscle strength, mobility, flexibility, coordination, and balance.
Spinal adjustments play a critical role in injuries – no matter where in the body they’re located. These adjustments allow your body to signal the brain to send in healing resources without disruptions caused by blockages along your body’s main nerve conduit.
Once your spine has been adjusted, other methods of rehabilitation are employed to ensure your body is prepared to move again. Combining these approaches allows us to treat many types of injuries. Our dedicated team offers the following services and treatment methods:
Active Release Techniques (ART)
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
The team at Bayshore Medical Group doesn’t mask your symptoms – we address them head-on so you can recover faster. We want to get you back to doing what you love!
When to See a Physical Therapist
If you have sustained an injury, whether it be from an accident or strenuous activity, seeing a doctor right away after the incident is important.
Your doctor will tell you when to have a physical therapy evaluation. It is important to report any new pain or discomfort, especially if there is swelling or bruising. You should also consult your physician if you have worsening or persistent pain.
Early detection and intervention give you the best chance of a full recovery from your injuries. If you live in the Annapolis area, contact Bayshore Medical Group today by calling 410-263-4171 to get more information about the physical therapy services available at our clinic. We can answer all of your questions about our services, from the initial evaluation to follow-up care. We have successfully treated knee pain, back pain, neck pain, ankle pain, wrist pain, arm pain, and so much more.
How Long Does Physical Therapy Take to Work?
Physical therapists recommend that patients who experience chronic pain refrain from using their affected extremities until after treatment is complete. While this guideline works well for acute injuries, it doesn’t always apply to injuries that can cause ongoing pain and disability.
Some people experience relief within minutes of beginning treatment. Others require more intensive care over several weeks. Recovery depends on how much damage was done to your body during your injury and how quickly you start rehabilitating your affected joints and muscles.
The healing rates of different types of tissues vary greatly. For example, ligaments and cartilage need 10 to 12 weeks before full strength returns; bone needs about 8 weeks; tendons can take up to 6 weeks; muscles usually regain 80% of their original strength after 3 weeks, and connective tissue can take much longer.
Holistic Healing Experts at Your Service
Are you recovering from an injury or seeking relief from chronic or acute pain? We can help! Guided movement and exercise is an excellent way to heal, find pain relief, and get back to your best self. Reach out to Bayshore Medical Group today and experience the difference!
Physical therapy is an integral part of any recovery plan, whether you have pain from an injury, are recovering from surgery, or are dealing with a disorder and having a hard time getting around. Physical therapists use different methods to treat acute injuries (like sprains) and chronic conditions (such as arthritis). They help you perform movements that improve muscle function, range of motion, and posture. It can reduce symptoms such as stiffness, soreness, and pain.
Physical therapy may also be used for people who need to regain mobility after surgery, disease, accident, sports injury, congenital disorder, and more. Physical therapists often work in conjunction with other types of healthcare providers such as physicians, nurses, chiropractors, occupational therapists, massage therapists, and athletic trainers.
If you’re looking for an experienced professional to help you become active again, call us at 410-263-4171 to schedule an appointment.
Contact Us Today!
When you receive care at our physical therapy clinic, you’ll find state-of-the-art equipment in a comfortable setting with compassionate and experienced professionals to help guide you through your first visit.
Our holistic approach helps you stay focused on your own recovery process and prevent future injury. By combining comprehensive rehabilitation services with individualized treatments, we deliver the best physical therapy for the residents of Annapolis and the surrounding communities.
Call us at 410-263-4171 and start your pain-free journey today!