Physical therapy at Brooks is directed towards maximizing functional abilities and mobility in order to increase your independence. You will receive this treatment by working with our highly trained physical therapists.
Our therapist teams are composed of more fully degreed staff than other rehabilitation facilities, meaning that you will have access to specialists rather than simply physical therapy assistants. More than just having highly trained therapists, Brooks encourages continuing education and research to design the best treatment options that result in the best outcomes.
|The Brooks physical therapy gym|
At the beginning of your treatment, our physical therapists evaluate your strength, balance, endurance and ability to move. The therapist then develops a treatment program to teach you about your illness or injury, practice skills and exercises to improve or regain your ability to walk, or, if appropriate, how to use equipment such as a wheelchair to aid in mobility. Lastly, the therapist can provide instruction sessions to your family or caregivers to educate them in ways to best assist you outside of the hospital.
At Brooks, physical therapy is a central element of treatment in inpatient, outpatient, skilled nursing and home health settings for nearly all conditions, including:
- Musculoskeletal conditions – traumatic injuries, bone fractures, osteoporosis, joint replacements, post surgical, knee, back, shoulder and neck pain
- Arthritis and arthritis-related conditions
- Neuromuscular conditions – Multiple Sclerosis, motor neuron disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Hand disorders including carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis
- Vestibular/balance disorders
- Work-related injuries
- Sports injuries
- Chronic physical disabilities
- Pediatric conditions – developmental delays and disorders, traumatic injuries, sports injuries