Dedicated Physical Therapy Specialists in Buffalo, NY
Medical Care of Western New York has been providing professional physical therapy and rehabilitation services to Western New Yorkers for years. We are known as a leading provider of physical therapy specialists that can help promote and restore mobility, strength, function, and quality of life.
If you’ve suffered an injury and are still experiencing pain and mobility issues, you likely need physical therapy. Medications simply mask the pain. Physical therapy treats the root of the issue and help you regain your mobility and overcome the pain. With the right amount of physical therapy, you can restore your body to how it was before your injury.
The physical therapy specialists at Medical Care of Western New York at Buffalo sees a variety of patients for physical therapy. Anyone who has suffered an injury that has led to physical impairment, loss of function, and/or pain can benefit from physical therapy. Our therapists often people who have been injured in a car accident or work-related injury. We also see those who have suffered sports injuries and personal injuries.
We accept no-fault and workers’ insurance claims and even help you process the paperwork. With our help, you can get back on your feet and regain your mobility without suffering through mounds of paperwork and dealing with undue stress. Instead, you can focus on rehabilitating your injury and getting your life back.
What is Treatment Like at Medical Care of WNY?
Treatment associated with physical therapy is often referred to as rehabilitation. Rather than drugs or surgery we educate, train, and use therapeutic exercises and modalities to rehabilitate our patients. Rehabilitation includes, but is not limited to:
- Restoring confidence
- Passive and active therapeutic exercise
- Joint mobilization and mechanical traction
- Paraffin wax
- Heat and ice therapy
- Electrical stimulation
As treatment progresses, our physical therapy specialists document each patient’s progress, conducts periodic re-evaluations and carefully monitors the patient’s treatment plan. In all cases, a home exercise program is developed to foster the patient’s recovery, as well as to allow each patient to play an active role in their treatment and management plan.
Physical Therapy Modalities
Physical therapy modalities are an important part of the treatment process. Modalities are used to restore function and promote healing while reducing pain. Physical therapy specialists have various modalities at their disposal. Let’s look at some of the most common ones.
Physical therapy specialists often use ultrasounds to treat patients. Ultrasounds help broken bones heal and are even used for plantar fasciitis and other injuries. Ultrasounds promote blood flow to the injured area, speeding up the healing process dramatically while also alleviating the pain.
Electrical stimulation is also common during physical therapy. Therapists attach electrodes to the injured area and deliver electrical stimulation. This reduces pain and improves function. Therapists might even send patients home with a TENS unit, so they can continue to receive electrical stimulation at home. This makes it easier for patients to return to their favorite activities much faster.
Additional modalities include heat, ice, and light therapy. In each case, therapists evaluate the patient to determine which modalities will deliver the necessary results for the patients.
Manual Therapy Techniques
Therapists also use manual therapy techniques to patients. Physical therapy specialists are trained to use their hands to manipulate soft tissue and joints. The right movements alleviate pain, reduce swelling and inflammation, and improve movement. This is usually our patients’ favorite part of physical therapy. It’s generally relaxing, and patients discover they feel quite a bit better after manual therapy.
Physical Therapy Exercises
Exercise and warm-up exercises are also an important part of physical therapy. These exercises are divided up into categories. You will likely need exercises to improve your strength, range of motion, and flexibility. You also might require exercises for functional mobility and balance.
Your therapist might provide you with tools for the exercises. For example, your physical therapy specialists might have you complete exercises with foam rollers or resistance bands. You also might need to get on a bike or wobble board or use free weights for your exercises.
When you leave therapy, your physical therapy specialists will also likely provide you with a list of modified exercises you can complete at home. It is important that you follow through with your exercises at home, so you can heal and regain your mobility as quickly as possible. When you do this, maintain proper form, so you will achieve the optimal results.
Don’t Live With Pain
If you have pain and mobility issues, you have to put your life on hold. You might not be able to go to work, have dinner with friends, or even take care of your obligations at home. Most importantly, you have a hard time finding joy in life. It’s no way to live, and fortunately, there is a way out.
Call today to schedule an appointment with our physical therapy specialists. Once you are in the system, you can get all the care you need in a single spot. Your care team will work tirelessly to restore your function and mobility while freeing you from debilitating pain. With our help, you can get your life back.
How to Get Started
1. To start Physical Therapy you will need a PRESCRIPTION from a physician or referring doctor/specialist.
2. Call our office at 716-272-1065, press option 1 to be connected to our physical therapy department. You will be scheduled within 48 hours from the time of your call for an initial evaluation by our physical therapy specialists.
Insurances We Accept for Physical Therapy
We accept all major insurances. Click HERE for our insurance list.
Through a bit of hard work, patient education and training, we can assist you in trying to achieve the quality of life you had prior to your injury. Our physical therapy specialists look forward to providing treatment modalities designed to facilitate the road to recovery here at Medical Care of Western New York.