What comes to mind when you think of Physical Therapy (PT)? Often people say they are afraid PT might hurt or it will be too hard. Or even, that their PT won’t listen to what’s really important and will only focus on basic strengthening.
This is not how physical therapy works at Covell Care and Rehabilitation. When our clients receive PT they are matched with a therapist that will really listen to what is important to you and help you become as independent in the tasks that YOU want to do. Want to go fly fishing? Want to walk without getting tired to the mailbox? Hoping to eventually walk without a walker? All of these desires are actual clients’ goals within Covell Care. Our goal is to build a treatment plan that helps you get back to doing what you want and love to do!
Physical Therapy can help increase your stamina for your daily routine, increase your
cardiovascular function, reduce pain, improve flexibility, teach you how to safely use equipment for mobility, teach your caregivers and family how to help you with transfers and walking, establish workable exercise programs for you and more.
If you, or your loved one, is struggling because of neurological or orthopedic conditions physical therapy can often help.
According to the CDC, more than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States and 20% to 30% of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries. Physical therapists can help in risk reduction and prevention of falls.
Services Available Within Physical Therapy:
- Dry Needling: Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use to treat pain. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle, known as trigger points. Dry needling is not acupuncture.
- Vestibular Rehabilitation: Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is a specialized form of therapy intended to alleviate both the primary and secondary problems caused by vestibular disorders. It is an exercise-based program primarily designed to reduce vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls.
- Balance and Gait Training: Detailed assessments of balance and walking and subsequent interventions can increase strength, safety, reduce falls and promote independence.
- Pain Management: Chronic and acute pain is treated in PT through manual therapy, therapeutic exercises and activities, modalities like ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
Treatments are provided in clients’ homes, community settings like recreation centers, parks, grocery stores, etc or at our therapy clinic in Fort Collins. We provide treatment where it makes sense for your treatment goals and plan.
Physician’s orders are not required to initiate treatment in Colorado. Your physician will receive the PT’s plan of care for their review and approval. Insurance often covers PT services.
Contact our office to initiate services or with any questions.