Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy services offered in East Point, GA
Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy services offered in East Point, GA

If you or your child struggles with ongoing pain, an injury, a debilitating disease, or developmental delays, see the experts at PT Works in East Point, Georgia. Teresa Bristol, PT, Cert DN, DPT, and her highly trained team offer physical therapy for babies, children, teenagers, and adults of all ages. Call the office to schedule an evaluation, or book one online today.

Physical Therapy Q&A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a holistic, pain-reducing treatment that improves strength, flexibility, structure, and musculoskeletal function without invasive treatments. The PT Works team has many years of experience. They’re highly trained in treating various orthopedic, pediatric, and neurological conditions.

What are the advantages of physical therapy?

The advantage of choosing physical therapy at PT Works include:

  • Improved strength
  • Increased flexibility
  • Better range of motion
  • Less pain
  • Improved coordination
  • Increase endurance
  • Easier mobility
  • Better quality of life

Physical therapy makes it easier to complete typical activities of daily living. It can help you recover faster after an injury and sometimes avoid the need for surgery or pain medicine.

What is physical therapy used for?

Physical therapy is used to treat:

  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Joint discomfort
  • Sensory integration problems
  • Torticollis
  • Developmental delays
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
  • Vertigo
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Progressive neurological conditions
  • Spasticity/tone
  • Polyneuropathies
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Ataxia
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

You might need physical therapy to assist in treating more than one medical concern. Your PT Works specialist tailors each treatment to your needs to ensure exceptional results.

What should I expect during physical therapy sessions?

During physical therapy sessions at PT Works, a highly trained specialist helps you complete condition-specific exercises and stretches. The practice offers:

  • Canalith repositioning maneuvers (to treat vertigo)
  • Oculomotor exercises (to strengthen eye muscles)
  • Gaze stabilization exercises (another vertigo treatment)
  • Habituation exercises (to compensate for a damaged inner ear)
  • Balance training
  • Gait training (to teach you to walk differently)
  • Strength exercises
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Dry needling
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Massage

The team reviews your medical history and symptoms to determine which treatments are best. They complete a physical exam and could order nerve testing, balance testing, bloodwork, imaging procedures, or additional tests as needed.

How often do I need physical therapy?

Depending on your needs, you’ll meet with your PT Works specialist several times weekly, at least initially, to reap the most benefits from physical therapy. They’ll tell you when to schedule your next session and show you activities to complete at home between treatments.

Schedule your physical therapy sessions at PT Works by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.