Physical Therapy Specialist

Delta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Clinics located in West Memphis, AR & Collierville, TN

If you have a musculoskeletal injury or painful condition like carpal tunnel syndrome, physical therapy can help. Michael Hood, MD, and the team at Delta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in West Memphis, Arkansas, and Collierville, Tennessee, offer in-house physical therapy. To find out how physical therapy can help you, call the nearest office, or book an appointment online today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a field of health care that focuses on the evaluation and treatment of conditions that limit your functional mobility. The team at Delta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is committed to improving your quality of life through prescribed exercises, hands-on therapies, and education.

Why would I need physical therapy?

Physical therapy is often the first line of treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Sport injuries
  • Workers’ compensation injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Back pain
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis

The team at Delta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine may also recommend physical therapy as part of your rehabilitation plan after a surgical procedure like a joint replacement. 

What should I expect from physical therapy?

Delta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine offers in-house physical therapy, so you can receive all the care you need under one roof. Your physical therapist works cooperatively with your provider to ensure you receive the most effective treatment. 

Your first physical therapy session begins with a thorough evaluation of your posture, movement, strength, and flexibility. They ask you to describe your symptoms and help you set goals for treatment. Then, they develop an individualized physical therapy plan to get you back to your normal self as quickly as possible.

Depending on your condition and goals for treatment, your physical therapy plan may include:

  • Hands-on therapy
  • Hot and cold packs
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Massage therapy

Your physical therapist at Delta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine may teach you exercises you can perform on your own to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion. They also educate you about your condition so you can better understand your diagnosis and advise you on steps you can take to prevent the same thing from happening again.

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

Physical therapy is an effective and noninvasive treatment option for many illnesses and injuries. Depending on the type and severity of your condition, the benefits of physical therapy may include:

  • Drug-free pain management
  • Reduced need for surgery
  • Improved mobility, strength, and balance
  • Better joint health
  • Injury prevention

If you’re an athlete, physical therapy can also enhance your performance by strengthening specific areas of your body.

For top-of-the-line physical therapy, call Delta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine or book an appointment online today.