Physical Therapy Specialist

JAM Wellness Clinics

Family Practice located in Dallas, Houston, Arlington, Pasadena, & Fresno, TX

If you suffer a work or sports injury, need help recovering from surgery, or have a condition like arthritis, consider physical therapy. At JAM Wellness Clinics, the team of family practice physicians regularly prescribes physical therapy to relieve pain, encourage mobility, and speed up the body’s natural healing process. To make an appointment, call the nearest office in Dallas, Houston, Fresno, Pasadena, or Arlington, Texas, or click the online booking feature today.

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy combines stretches, strengthening exercises, and manual manipulation to relieve pain and promote healing following an accident, injury, or another traumatic event. It restores your balance, enhances your mobility, and makes it easier to return to your normal routine.

At JAM Wellness Clinics, the team partners with a nearby physical therapy practice. If your provider determines you’re a candidate, they can refer you.

Why would someone need physical therapy?

The team at JAM Wellness Clinics might prescribe physical therapy to:

  • Relieve pain
  • Improve your mobility
  • Reduce the risk or treat a sports or work injury
  • Manage a chronic illness like arthritis
  • Treat back, knee, or other joint pain
  • Recover after giving birth
  • Recover after surgery
  • Adapt to an artificial limb
  • Recover from a personal injury

You might also benefit from physical therapy if you need to use an assistive device, like a walker or a cane.

What can I expect at a physical therapy consultation?

Before recommending physical therapy, your JAM Wellness Clinics provider reviews your medical history and asks a series of questions, including how severe your pain is, if you’re able to work or do other routine tasks, and how well you sleep.

Next, they conduct a complete physical and run a series of tests to check how well you can move around, bend, reach, and grasp and how well you can walk and climb steps. Your provider monitors your heartbeat during these activities and assesses your posture and balance.

You likely benefit from physical therapy if you regularly experience pain or limited mobility due to an underlying medical condition or injury.

What does physical therapy involve?

The team at JAM Wellness Clinics refers you to a facility conveniently located near one of their offices.

No two physical therapy treatment regimens are identical. Depending on your age and the severity of your symptoms, your physical therapist might recommend:

  • Strengthening exercises or stretches
  • Massage, acupuncture, or hot and cold therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Practice using assistive devices like a walker, a cane, or crutches

To ensure optimal results, it’s important to participate in the full course of physical therapy your provider recommends. Attend each of your checkups and follow your therapist’s instructions carefully.

If you’re interested in learning more about physical therapy, make an appointment at JAM Wellness Clinics by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature today.