Sports Injury Rehabilitation Kennewick, WA
Physical therapists are skilled health care providers that work to rehabilitate people who have suffered injuries, been through a traumatic experience such as a car accident, or have difficulty moving and performing normal, routine activities. Rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries or dysfunction has been an important part of health care dating back to 1813. The profession of physical therapy really took hold as specialized nurses worked to rehabilitate soldiers who were injured in World War I in the early 1900s.
In today’s health care environment, medical doctors, chiropractors, and other health care professionals routinely refer their patients to a physical therapist for rehabilitation. Studies have shown rehabilitation treatment under the direction of a physical therapist can be highly effective in minimizing residual problems brought on by injury or trauma. As licensed health care providers, competent in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, physical therapists are well equipped to work with their patients as the rehabilitate after a surgery, injury, or traumatic event. In fact, most states have passed laws that allow people to go directly to a physical therapist for rehabilitation without the need of going to a doctor first.
The therapists at Anderson Physical Therapy, have over 40+ years of combined experience in helping individuals through their rehabilitation journey. The therapists evaluate each patient and develop an individualized treatment plan to ensure that the patient’s rehabilitation program meets his or her goals for recovery. Physical therapy rehabilitation often includes treatments such as: modalities (moist heat packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, icing techniques, and more) to stimulate blood flow and promote healing; manual therapy techniques to improve tissue quality, reduce the effects of adhesions in the musculature, and improve mobility; and progressive, rehabilitative exercise and activities that restore function and help empower patients in their journey to recover from physical limitations.
Anderson Physical Therapy is unique in that the therapists work closely with the providers from Northwest Injury Clinics in a multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation. Northwest Injury Clinics and Anderson Physical Therapy began working together in 2009 and became one of the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary rehabilitation groups in Kennewick, WA. The two groups continue to work together in order to provide high-quality rehabilitation to members of the community and have expanded their services to include Pasco, WA and community members in Richland, WA who only have to make a short five-minute drive to get to one of the two conveniently located clinics. With the collaborative efforts of the providers at both Northwest Injury Clinics and Anderson Physical Therapy, patients happily finish their rehabilitation goals and quickly return to the life they love!