Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Explained and How It Can Help You

Whether you’ve been injured or have an illness that causes ongoing problems in the neck, back, shoulders, wrists, knees or other areas of the body, physical therapy might be the solution. Physical Therapy can provide a hands-on, non-surgical solution for anyone that’s experiencing ongoing pain. Here at Osteopathic Medicine & Physical Therapy Group of Northeast Wisconsin in Appleton, WI, we strive to help patients find the source of their pain and develop a solution. Physical therapy is an important aspect of our treatment and often provides an effective alternative to surgery for many of our patients. Let’s explore how physical therapy works and how it can benefit you.

Why is it called “hands-on” treatment?

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Physical therapy involves using the hands on certain areas of the body to correct alignment issues and provide relief for muscles or joints that are strained. Its use helps improve circulation for some areas of the body and can relieve pressure that’s often caused by fluid buildup.

Physical therapy addresses the musculoskeletal, lymphatic, vascular and neurologic systems of the body. A Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) may use physical therapy to treat neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraine headaches and any number of pain-causing conditions.

Your Benefits

How can physical therapy benefit you? It can provide a long-term solution without the need for surgery in many cases. It can restore normal movement and function for areas of the body that have been strained or immobile for a while. Physical therapy often can, most importantly, provide pain relief without the use of strong pain medications.

Stop by our office today to learn more about physical therapy and how it can help you.

What Are The Reported Benefits from Osteopathic Treatment?

The benefits list of osteopathy therapy or osteopathy in New York is as long as the types of dysfunction that can present in the body. Many people think that the benefits are isolated to back pain and injuries. However, Osteopaths specialize in treating the healthful functioning of the whole body.

How Much Does It Cost to be treated by Osteopathic Doctor?

Osteopathic doctors are practicing in a huge variety of settings and environments so the cost will be influenced accordingly. They are licensed to practice the same scope of medicine as medical doctors so expect costs to be in a similar range. To learn more about osteopathic treatment prices please contact our Osteopathic Clinics in Brooklyn, NY.

What Kind of Training Does Osteopath Have?

Registered Osteopaths have a degree or diploma in Osteopathy. Osteopaths attend four-year osteopathic medical schools. In addition to traditional medical school, osteopaths receive 300-500 hours of structural diagnosis and hands-on treatment. Osteopaths are qualified to perform surgery and prescribe drugs. Many Osteopathic schools offer masters in public health, research, or education, or PhD’s, in combination with the Doctor of Osteopathy.