An injury that causes weakened and damaged muscles can take away your ability to live a pain-free life. Naples Community Injury Center offers physiotherapy to help you work through and heal from your injuries. This treatment focuses on restorative techniques that can enhance physical performance and improve the mobility of patients in Naples, Florida.
Call our practice today at 239-631-5445 to schedule an appointment with one of our Naples physiotherapy doctors.
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We Can Use Physiotherapy for Various Injuries
Physiotherapy aims to heal various types of injuries ranging in severity and cause. It uses certain movements to mitigate pain and heal injuries altogether.
Naples Community Injury Center has a team of medical professionals with different specializations that can treat numerous types of injuries.
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy is an effective treatment for people suffering from muscle and joint pain. This type of treatment seeks to heal:
Musculoskeletal treatments, such as massage therapy, electrotherapy, and exercise therapy, will help you recover faster by reducing inflammation. It will also provide you with coping mechanisms for pain and lifestyle advice that curbs future risks of musculoskeletal disorders.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), musculoskeletal disorders are the leading cause of disability. These disorders include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
A musculoskeletal physiotherapist will know the most appropriate therapy method that provides long- and short-term pain relief for your condition.
Neurological and Rehabilitation Physiotherapy
Neurological and rehabilitation physiotherapy treats people with injuries that affect the nervous system, primarily those who have suffered from stroke or trauma, which can cause injury to:
- The brain
- Spinal cord
- Peripheral nerves
Damage to the nervous system can limit a person’s mobility and infringe on a person’s independence.
According to the American Academy of Neurology, while these damages were once believed to be permanent, neurologists have discovered that the brain can relearn movement through several different types of therapy techniques, such as:
- Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT): Strengthening muscles through repetitive movements and resisting the use of the uninjured limb
- Weight-supported treadmill training: Retraining injured patients to walk by using a harness that lifts some of the person’s weight off his or her legs
- Constraint-induced language therapy: Forcing patients to speak verbally to improve speech and other neurological functions
Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy focuses on improving physical limitations that stem from injuries to the cardiovascular or respiratory system. Symptoms of cardiovascular or respiratory disease may include:
- Shortness of breath
- Persistent coughing
- Reduced ability to exercise
- Increased energy needed for breathing
This type of treatment focuses on acute and chronic cardiovascular diseases. A cardiorespiratory physiotherapist might prescribe deep breathing and aerobic exercises, as well as advise behavioral changes that will improve your mobility and overall quality of life.
Naples Physiotherapy Treatment Options
Physiotherapy is a holistic treatment that focuses on your entire well-being. A Naples physiotherapy specialist may prescribe you exercises, lifestyle changes, or various relaxation techniques that relieve muscle tension to improve mobilization, ability to function in day-to-day activities, and physical independence.
Methods physiotherapists use to help strengthen your muscles and heal injuries include:
People have used massage therapy for relaxation and pain relief for nearly 5,000 years. Massage therapy can help you heal by:
- Relieving muscle tension
- Creating space between joints
- Releasing nerve compression
- Increasing range of motion
- Healing scar tissue
- Enhance your flexibility
Massage therapy can also help improve circulation, reducing inflammation caused by your injury.
Resistance training, also known as strength training, focuses on building muscle mass. This type of training can help alleviate back pain, arthritis, and osteoporosis. A physiotherapist will be able to prescribe the right exercises that will improve your mobility without pushing you too far and potentially worsening your injury.
Doctors may employ this treatment for older adults to help prevent frailty in old age. It aims to strengthen bones, which weaken as you age or from injury.
Electrical stimulation (ES) can be used for treating wounds. During electrical stimulation, electrodes will be placed near your wound. Pulsed magnetic fields will go through your skin to reduce pain. A physiotherapist may evaluate the wound monthly to make sure the treatment is working.
Spinal manipulation relieves back, shoulder, or joint pain. It involves a physiotherapist using their hands or a device to perform a thrusting motion to a joint in your spine.
The force applied to your spine moves the joint more than it would on its own to reduce pain. People have also used spinal manipulation for disease prevention, boosting energy, and improving immune function.
Gait training is a type of treatment primarily used for people who have suffered from a stroke to improve the person’s mobility in his or her legs. This treatment method involves building:
- Pain mitigation
- Muscle strength
The above skills are essential for improving your ability to walk and can help strengthen injured leg muscles. The ability to walk provides you with independence and can prevent other diseases that may develop from a sedentary lifestyle. Gaining muscle strength comes in small increments, and gait training allows you to push your limits safely and gradually.
Muscle Energy Techniques
Muscle energy techniques (MET) involve mobilizing joints and stretching tight muscles. This technique is commonly used for people experiencing low stamina, fractures, surgery recovery, or joint-related disease.
The steps for MET are as follows:
- A physiotherapist positions the injured joint or muscle.
- A physiotherapist holds the part of your body that uses this muscle and asks you to contract your muscle or resist his or her pull for a specific amount of time.
- A period of relaxation follows.
- A physiotherapist stretches the body part that uses this joint to its natural point of resistance to gauge your maximum range of motion. This is called passive movement.
- The doctor may repeat this process a few more times.
Who Can Benefit from Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is about healing and preventing further injuries. Naples physiotherapy specialists help people who suffer physical injuries from:
When your body experiences harsh impact, your muscles and joints can weaken, making it difficult for you to function in your day-to-day life. Physiotherapy can provide you with both long and short-term relief from pain.
A physiotherapist can help you create a lifestyle that will prevent extra strain on your injury and improve your mobility while giving you the independence that you deserve.
Most injuries involve joint pain that may stem from sudden harsh impact or overuse. There are several diseases that can make your joints stiff, red, or swollen. Many of these diseases are chronic and require continued treatment for pain relief. Some of these diseases include:
- Arthritis: Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It can cause severe joint damage.
- Lupus: An autoimmune disease that can lead to joint and muscle pain.
- Sjogren’s Syndrome: An autoimmune disease that causes dryness in your body and can lead to joint pain.
You can develop joint pain during any stage of your life. To prevent it, it’s important to stay active and protect your joints with appropriate equipment during physical activities.
Muscle aches are also a common aspect of physical injuries. They usually stem from tension, overuse, or physically demanding work or exercise. Muscle aches may involve injuries to the connective tissue surrounding the muscle, which is made of ligaments, tendons, and fascia.
Muscle aches from frequent exercise are common, but chronic and severe muscle pain can make it difficult to function in your day-to-day life.
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) comes from muscle pain surrounding the fascia. This pain can be acute or chronic and may be caused by traumatic muscle injuries or overuse activities.
However, some people do develop MPS symptoms without any identifying potential causes. Physiotherapy and pain management may help heal or reduce MPS symptoms.
Naples Community Injury Center Can Help You Heal
Naples Community Injury Center strives for patient satisfaction. With over 60 years of combined experience between members of our team, we are confident that we can meet your needs and effectively help you mitigate your pain. Our team consists of medical doctors, a neurosurgeon, chiropractor physicians, and medical assistants.
We know everyone experiences pain differently, so our doctors are attentive to our patient’s needs. Naples Community Injury Center values our patients’ input so we can adjust treatment accordingly to achieve the best outcomes. If you are struggling with joint or muscle pain, contact us at 239-631-5445 to learn how we can help you manage your pain.