Physical Therapy

If you are having trouble standing, walking or moving—no matter your age—physical therapy can help improve your mobility, stabilize your balance and prevent falls. Our professionals here at Fountain Valley Physical Medicine (FVPM) are skilled in soft tissue mobilization, active stretching, therapeutic exercises and percussive massage therapy. We have successfully treated patients experiencing common extremity conditions including frozen shoulder, IT band syndrome, peripheral neuropathy and more. Here at FVPM our therapists can perform specific exercises that quickly restore proper vestibular functioning and reduce or eliminate symptoms of dizziness and vertigo. We strive to give you the stability, strength and resilience necessary to conquer activities of daily living.

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What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy at Fountain Valley Physical Medicine involves injury-specific strength, stretching, and other exercises that can:

  • Increase strength
  • Enhance range of motion
  • Improve overall musculoskeletal function
  • Stimulate blood flow
  • Speed up healing
  • Reduce chronic pain
  • Prevent reinjury

Physical therapy helps relieve chronic headaches, migraines, neck pain, lower back pain, sciatica, other types of chronic pain, and pre- or post-surgical injuries.

Is physical therapy right for me?

To find out if physical therapy is right for you, Fountain Valley Physical Medicine providers discuss your medical history and symptoms. They complete a physical exam and could recommend blood tests, as well as X-rays, MRIs, or other imaging procedures to find the root cause of your chronic pain.

What should I expect during treatment?

Your personalized physical therapy treatment is based on the type and severity of an injury, disease, or spinal deformity. Your physical therapist could use:

Strength training

Fountain Valley Physical Medicine providers help you complete injury-specific strength exercises to improve blood flow, strengthen injured tissues, and prevent reinjury.

Flexibility exercises

Flexibility training involves exercises and stretches that increase range of motion and improve your overall mobility. Your physical therapist might add assisted stretching techniques to your physical therapy treatment program.

Joint manipulation

Your chiropractic specialist completes manual manipulation techniques that optimize healing in joints and surrounding tissues.

Power plate training

Power plate training uses advanced vibration technology to stimulate muscle contractions, improve blood flow, optimize bone density, increase strength and flexibility, and regenerate damaged tissues. Vibration training also helps prevent re-injury and improves balance and coordination.

When will I notice results from physical therapy?

Your Fountain Valley Physical Medicine specialist could recommend a series of physical therapy sessions to help you achieve the best possible results. You might notice improvements in pain after just a single session, with optimal results appearing over time as muscles and joints become stronger.

Your therapist may recommend additional holistic treatments, including regenerative medicine, laser therapy, muscle stimulation, massage therapy, and chiropractic adjustments.

Don’t live with a nonhealing injury and pain or take addictive pain medicines when physical therapy is simple, noninvasive, and nonaddictive. Schedule an appointment with Fountain Valley Physical Medicine over the phone or online to get started today.