Category: Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Tools at OSC: Strength & Stability Training

Posted on July 24, 2018

An important aspect of recovery after joint replacement is regaining strength in the surrounding muscles. Muscle strength is often lost after injury, and must be rebuilt gradually after surgery. Here are some of the tools we use at OSC to achieve this.

Free Weights
Free weights—like dumbbells, barbells, and kettlebells—are great for rebuilding strength, and especially strengthening joint stabilizer muscles, because of the need for more balance and coordination when using them.

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Physical Therapy Tools at OSC: Warm-up & Stretching

Posted on June 25, 2018

We’re going to take a look at all the tools and treatments available at OSC’s on-site physical therapy facility. Next up: warm-up and stretching equipment and tools.

Warm-up

Warming up your body properly improves the benefits of physical therapy while also preventing further injury. Warming up gradually increases heart rate, which increases blood flow, oxygen, and body temperature, which increases muscle extensibility. Here are some of the warm-up equipment you may encounter during a physical therapy session at OSC.

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Physical Therapy Tools at OSC: Modalities

Posted on May 23, 2018

We’re going to take a look at all the tools and treatments available at OSC’s on-site physical therapy facility. First up: modalities.

Physical therapy modalities are therapeutic tools involving applied physical agents like heat, cold, electricity, etc., that are used to relieve pain, improve circulation, decrease swelling, regain range of motion, and more. Here are some of the treatments you may encounter at OSC’s on-site therapy facility.

Electrical Stimulation

It may sound scary,

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