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Physical Therapy in Suffolk VA

physical therapyLike many Americans, you may have received or considered physical therapy (PT) for the first time after a car or workplace injury.

Many people don’t realize that PT is an effective tool for reducing pain, improving mobility, aging gracefully, and supporting musculoskeletal health across the board.

However, folks are starting to catch on. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the demand for physical therapists to grow by a whopping 22% over the next ten years – that’s huge!

Dr. Russ Mosher and Dr. Charles O’Dea have over 45 years of experience providing drug-free rehabilitative treatments like PT to patients in Suffolk.

What are the Benefits of Physical Therapy?

People trust PT because it’s effective and safe. Studies routinely show that PT helps reduce pain and improve mobility – especially in the lower back and hips.

PT is particularly effective for reducing pain when combined with other treatments, such as chiropractic, acupuncture, exercise, and massage therapy.

Overall, PT is noninvasive and drug-free. Other benefits include:

  • Reducing the need for pain medications, both OTC and opioids
  • Increasing balance and preventing falls associated with age
  • Mitigating the need for invasive surgeries, such as hip or knee replacements
  • Improving mobility and range of motion
  • Strengthening weak muscles and relieving tension
  • Preventing sports injuries
  • Improving blood flow
  • Managing chronic conditions

Plus, at Compass Physical Therapy and Chiropractic, we gladly accept most insurance plans. As a certified Direct Access Provider by the VA board of medicine, you need no referral to schedule a visit! (Unless your insurance company requires one.)

We also understand healthcare isn’t accessible to everyone. That’s why we offer affordable rates and flexible payment plans for cash payments.

We believe everyone deserves a pain-free life!

Who Should Consider PT?

Anyone experiencing musculoskeletal pain should consider PT. However, PT is also effective for treating, managing, and preventing a wide range of conditions and symptoms. Such as:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Auto, sports, and workplace accidents
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Herniated, bulging, or damaged discs
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nerve damage
  • Concussions and head trauma
  • TMJ
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Sciatica
  • Diabetes
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Muscular dystrophy

What to Expect at Your First Physical Therapy Visit in Suffolk

Your doctor will ask questions about your medical history, daily activities, and symptoms. From there, he’ll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan focused on long-term recovery and prevention. Your doctor may also order X-rays to understand your musculoskeletal status better.

From there, you’ll jump right into treatment. Depending on your specific needs, your treatment plan might include:

  • Hands-on massage
  • Manual therapy
  • Trigger point release
  • Stretching of scar tissue
  • General stretching
  • Muscle-strengthening exercises
  • Hot or cold packs
  • Mechanical segmental mobilization

Take a proactive approach to your health today! Schedule an appointment at Compass Physical Therapy and Chiropractic in Suffolk VA today or call 757-539-2244.