Physical Therapy at Lifespan
Lifespan has numerous locations around Rhode Island that provide rehabilitation services near where you live and work. Some offer Saturday appointments.
Physical therapists (PTs) expertly evaluate your movement system to create an integrated plan of care tailored to you. They use a range of treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, to reduce pain, to relieve edema (swelling caused by excess fluid), to restore function, and to prevent disability.
Who Needs Physical Therapy (PT)?
Here are just a few examples of conditions PTs treat.
- PTs work with total joint replacement patients during recovery to help them gain strength and increase their range of motion.
- PTs help patients who are dealing with lymphedema following surgery or radiation therapy to manage their condition.
- PTs assist patients diagnosed with conditions affecting the nervous system, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis, and work to improve or restore the mobility a patient needs to maximize independence.
- PTs provide therapy to patients who are recovering from injuries related to sports, accidents, or the workplace to regain strength and recover function.
How We Provide PT
Our highly trained PTs use the most up-to-date techniques to help you achieve the best possible recovery.
Lifespan Outpatient Rehabilitation uses the latest equipment available, including Biodex Balance Master, BTE work simulator, stationary bikes, treadmills, ultrasound, electrical stimulation and thermal modalities, weights, assistive devices, and much more.
How Do Occupational Therapy and PT Differ?
Many people are not familiar with the distinction between PT and occupational therapy (OT).
OT focuses on improving a person’s ability to perform activities of daily living, whether he or she is recovering from injuries or has developmental or cognitive challenges. OTs aim to promote productivity and independence.
PT focuses on improving a patient’s capacity to move their body with optimum ease and functionality, through exercises, massage, using ultrasound or electrical stimulation, and more.