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Physical Therapy Specialist

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation located in Greenbelt, MD & Olney, MD

When you need to recover from an injury, rehabilitate after orthopedic surgery, or stay active despite a chronic disease like arthritis, your path toward optimal health and wellness depends on physical therapy. The experienced team at Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center offers customized treatment that relieves pain, restores strength and function, and helps you get back to your job, sport, or favorite activity. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to schedule physical therapy. Call the office in Greenbelt, Olney, Bowie, Riverdale, Glen Burnie, Laurel, or Silver Spring, Maryland, or book an appointment online today. Same-day and next-day appointments are available.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What benefits does physical therapy offer?

You stand to gain a long list of health benefits from physical therapy. Your therapist uses many techniques and treatments (modalities) that effectively:

  • Diminish pain
  • Accelerate healing
  • Increase blood and lymph circulation
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Rebuild muscle strength
  • Improve range of motion
  • Promote flexibility
  • Restore function
  • Reduce stress
  • Correct body mechanics
  • Improve balance

These physical changes work together to help you rehabilitate and return to your daily activities.

What health conditions improve with physical therapy?

Physical therapy focuses on your musculoskeletal system, which covers your bones and muscles, as well as nerves, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Any injury, health condition, or surgical procedure that affects your musculoskeletal system may improve with physical therapy.

The team at Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center offers physical therapy to improve the musculoskeletal problems that cause acute (sudden) and chronic (long-lasting) pain affecting any part of your body. 

Beyond painful injuries and degenerative conditions like arthritis, the team also specializes in:

  • Balance disorders and vertigo
  • Industrial rehabilitation
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Adolescent sports injuries
  • Pre- and post-surgery physical therapy
  • Migraines
  • Back and neck pain
  • Leg and arm pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica

Physical therapy has an essential role in pain management and the ongoing management of chronic diseases and disabilities.

What should I expect during physical therapy?

During your initial appointment, your therapist does a thorough physical exam. They evaluate your strength, range of motion, muscle performance, endurance, balance, coordination, and posture.

Your therapist works with you to identify your goals and develop a customized physical therapy treatment plan. They teach you about your underlying condition, develop an exercise routine to follow at home, and provide one-on-one therapy.

The team constantly monitors your progress. With regular assessments, your therapist can determine if your physical therapy program needs modification.

What type of treatment might I receive during physical therapy?

Physical therapy encompasses many techniques (modalities), including:

  • Structured exercise
  • Manual (hands-on) therapy
  • Strength training
  • Balance training
  • Gait training
  • Stabilization exercises
  • Flexibility and stretching exercises
  • Deep friction massage
  • Pressure point release
  • Dry needling
  • Joint mobilization
  • Myofascial release
  • Manual traction
  • Moist heat and ice
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Saunders cervical and pelvic traction
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)

As sports medicine specialists, Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center targets your unique athletic injury and offers sport-specific training and rehabilitation.

During treatment, your therapist also teaches prevention and safety techniques to help avoid future injuries or disabilities.

You can request a physical therapy consultation any time without a doctor’s referral. To schedule an appointment, call the office or use the online booking feature today.