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By Wilson Almonte MD
December 30, 2020
Category: Physical Therapy

Discover the many ways physical therapy could make movement easier.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, then chances are good that a doctor has reiterated the importance of movement and staying active. This degenerative brain disorder affects the motor system, leading to tremors, stiffness, and loss of balance; however, our Victoria, TX, interventional pain management physician Dr. Wilson Almonte and his team of high-trained and experienced physical therapists provide physical therapy to patients with Parkinson’s disease to help them keep moving and living their lives as best they can.

Tailored Physical Therapy

Parkinson’s disease manifests different symptoms for different people, so it’s important that you have a physical therapist and pain management specialist here in Victoria, TX, that can craft your physical therapy plan around your specific needs. We can also adapt and change your plan as your condition changes. We pride ourselves on offering amazing long-term support and helping patients and their families navigate life with Parkinson’s disease.

Coming in for Physical Therapy

When you come into our office for your first appointment, we will need to perform a thorough evaluation that analyzes your posture, movement, strength, balance, and coordination. These physical tests will help us determine which areas you need the most help with, which will help us craft your tailored treatment plan.

We will provide you with a variety of exercises that you can perform every day on your own to help improve common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Some of the ways physical therapy can help you include,

  • Improving balance and preventing falls
  • Boosting strength and overall fitness health
  • Altering and finding more effective solutions for performing day-to-day tasks
  • Helping you get back to the activities and things you love
  • Improving coordination, especially when walking

We understand just how important independence is for our patients, and we work with our patients to provide them with valuable and tailored exercises that will help keep them moving, active, happy, and independent.

If you are interested in what physical therapy can do to improve movement and your daily routine with Parkinson’s disease, then call Victoria Pain & Rehabilitation Center’s Physical Therapy Department in Victoria, Texas at (361) 578-7396 to schedule a consultation.

By Victoria Pain & Rehabilitation Center Physical Therapy
February 05, 2020
Category: Physical Therapy
Tags: physical therapy  

Have you had surgery, a recent injury or long-term chronic condition? You wish to optimize your mobility and function and just get your lifephysical therapy back. At Victoria Pain & Rehabilitation Center’s Physical Therapy Department in Victoria, Texas, our team of well-prepared professionals treats you as a whole person, helping you regain mobility, function and well-being. Physical therapy is a proven way we can assist you.

What is physical therapy?

Ease and prevent pain. Walk, run and work as you used to. Feel more confident and capable in your day to day routines, work and sports. Tamra Mikulik (PT DPT) and Laura Crandall (PT DPT MS) head up a team of high-trained and experienced physical therapists. Together with you, they will:

  • Assess your level of function
  • Provide or confirm diagnoses of chronic and acute conditions
  • Focus on pain management
  • Provide recommendations on self-care at home and on the job
  • Assess and correct posture issues
  • Improve your flexibility
  • Increase your range of motion post-injury or surgery or as it relates to chronic conditions such as arthritis
  • Provide strategies to improve pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Improve balance
  • Regularize gait and strength
  • Help you prevent falls
  • Manage age-related issues such as osteoporosis (geriatric physical therapy)
  • Improve stamina and endurance after a heart attack or cardiac surgery

Physical therapy modalities

Our physical therapists provide the most up to date treatment and rehabilitation modalities, all individualized to suit your living situation, occupation, level of fitness and function and more.

These treatments may include:

  • Weight training
  • Range of motion exercises and stretching (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation)
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Ultrasound and light therapies
  • Global postural retraining (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Soft-tissue mobilization to reduce scar tissue and adhesions and reduce swelling and pain

The American Physical Therapy Association says that your PT experts are available to help you throughout your rehabilitation process. Physical therapists work closely with our patients to prevent further injury and progression of chronic conditions.

We can help

We know how frustrating chronic or unexpected acute conditions can be and how long the process of recovery may seem. We'll work closely with you to use minimally-invasive treatments and procedures, as well as physical therapies, to improve your quality of life and help you take charge of your health.

For a physical therapy appointment, please contact our Victoria location at (361) 578-7396.