Our goal is to help you return to the things you need or want to do after a major illness, after surgery, if you have been injured, or if you have pain. We do this by educating you about your injury or problem, giving you ways to change your movement or activity to lessen pain, and showing you exercises to help improve strength and movement. We will often use hands-on (manual) therapy along with the exercise and education to speed up the recovery process.
All physical therapists get therapy-specific training in addition to their college education and most have a master's or doctorate degree in physical therapy. Among our staff are specialists in the treatment of joint and muscle problems, back and neck problems, sports related injuries, swelling due to damage of the lymphatic system, long-term pain, pelvic pain, and bowel and bladder problems to include problems going to the bathroom or having accidents.
We see people from all walks of life, ages 12 to 90+, who have been referred to physical therapy by their primary care provider or other specialty doctor, physician's assistant, or nurse practitioner. Our therapists see patients with many different bone, joint, muscle, spine, and nerve problems. Some examples of the people we see include the worker with low back pain, the athlete who just had knee surgery, and the grandfather who has problems with his balance and walking after a stroke. We also see patients to help heal open wounds.
During your first visit, we will ask you some questions and do some movement tests to find out what things may be affecting your pain or problem. If you can, please wear loose fitting clothing as it will make the testing and exercise more comfortable for you and will let the therapist examine you more easily. After the evaluation, the therapist will share with you what they saw and provide you with treatment and education about how to get better. Again, this often includes exercise, hands-on therapy, and advice about ways to change your daily activity and/or movements to lessen pain and heal more quickly.
Your physical therapist needs you to be active in your care. This means keeping up with your home exercises and following up for scheduled appointments. If you are active in your care, it is more likely that you will get better.
1025 Medical Arts Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Days / Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 7:30 - 6pm