Physical Therapy – Bowie, MD
If you’ve been injured, needed surgery, or have been weathering chronic pain, you may benefit from seeking the assistance of our Bowie, MD physical therapy team. Understanding how PT can help you and what physical therapists actually do can make the process of seeking assistance more straightforward.
Reasons for Seeing a PT
You may want to attend physical therapy to help with the following problems:
- Improve overall health and wellness
- Prevent injury
- Heal from an injury
- Recover from disease
- Reduce chronic pain
- Recover after surgery
Generally speaking, you’ll need to attend an assessment, so that our team can construct a personalized treatment plan on your behalf. Then, you’ll likely need to attend several follow-up sessions so that we can adjust your treatment plan as necessary, depending upon how you are responding to the care you’ve been receiving.
What a Physical Therapist Does
Maryland physical therapists are health professionals who use certain techniques to help you recover and/or prevent damage to your body. They may set a schedule of specific exercises to walk you through during every appointment, in addition to certain stretches and utilization of various pieces of equipment (like exercise bands and weights) to strengthen your body over time. Your PT will assess your condition and record improvements, changing techniques if something is not working. You should feel comfortable talking to our Bowie, MD physical therapy team about anything related to your care that may be weighing on your mind, as we are here to listen to your concerns and to make your treatment plan as effective as it can possibly be.
Physical therapists must graduate with a degree from an approved program. They then earn certificates allowing them to practice. Your doctor probably has a licensed PT they refer patients to regularly as a trusted source.
Finding a Physical Therapist
Asking your doctor if physical therapy may help your issues never hurts, and they can give you a reference for a PT they like. However, you do not need a reference from a doctor to attend physical therapy. You can complete online research to find a PT near you and make a consultation appointment with them by yourself. They can assess your physical state to determine if physical therapy is right for you and how often you should come in.
If you’re suffering as a result of chronic pain, post-surgical challenges, and/or trauma, consider speaking with the experienced team at Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic about your physical therapy needs. Utilizing physical therapy can help to decrease your need for prescription pain medication over time, can help to improve range of motion, mobility, flexibility, etc. Depending on the nature of the unique circumstances that you’re facing, the potential benefits of Bowie, MD physical therapy could be profound – try it and see for yourself!