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Physical Therapy Specialist



Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, & Podiatry located in Merrillville, IN

If you have an injury or ongoing pain and want relief, the physical therapy specialists at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants in Merrillville, Indiana, are here for you. They help you strengthen and stretch affected tissues to get on the road to recovery quickly. Call the Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants office to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a standard treatment for many types of musculoskeletal conditions. It helps strengthen tissues, maximize recovery after injuries, and reduce your risk of future tissue damage. The physical therapists at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants are highly skilled in their field and use the most cutting-edge technology and treatments available.

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

The primary benefits of physical therapy at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants include:

  • Less pain
  • Stronger musculoskeletal tissues
  • Faster healing
  • Better flexibility
  • Increased range of motion
  • Improved mobility
  • Highly effective results
  • Low risk of complications
  • Lower risk of future injuries
  • No negative side effects

Physical therapy is a holistic treatment for many musculoskeletal problems. The providers at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants work to strengthen and stretch muscles, tendons, joints, and other soft tissues. 

Your provider may recommend that you undergo physical therapy as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with other pain-relieving treatments like injections and surgery. 

Is physical therapy right for me?

The providers at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants let you know which type of treatment is best for you after discussing your symptoms, medical history, and desired outcome. 

They check your vital signs and complete a physical exam. Your specialist could also suggest that you have blood testing, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures. 

What should I expect during physical therapy?

During physical therapy sessions with the specialist at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants, your provider helps you complete stretches, strengthening exercises, cardiovascular exercises, or combinations of these. They tailor each program based on your personalized needs. 

Your specialist may assist you with some stretches and exercises and show you which workouts to do at home between physical therapy sessions at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants. 

How many physical therapy sessions do I need?

Every patient is different, which is why the physical therapists at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants customize each treatment plan. You might see your therapist several times a week, once weekly, or less often as you continue to heal.

To learn more about physical therapy at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants and find out if it’s right for you, call the office or book online today.