Physical Therapy

mukilteo physical therapyPatients and physicians are demanding the skills of physical therapists for management of a wide variety of conditions. In many cases, patients are being sent to physical therapy instead of surgery, and they highly value the individualized, “hands on” approach that characterizes physical therapist care. When a physical therapist evaluates a patient for the first time, he or she examines that individual and develops a plan of care that promotes the ability to move, reduces pain, restores function, and prevents disability. The physical therapist and the patient then work side-by-side to make sure that the goals of the plan or care are met.

Therapeutic exercise and functional training are the cornerstones of physical therapist treatment. Depending on the particular needs of a patient, physical therapists may “mobilize” a joint or massage a muscle to promote proper movement and function.

Clinicians at Atlas may use other modalities such as electrotherapy, ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves that produce heat),  hot packs, cold packs, and Guasha (the Eastern version of ASTYM), in addition to other treatments when appropriate. Atlas PT will also work with individuals to prevent loss of mobility by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. Call us to schedule your physical therapy appointment today!