The goal of physical therapy is always the same; promoting tissue repair by decreasing pain and inflammation and improving your strength and proper physical function. At Cambridge Physical Therapy Center we strongly believe that physical therapy is not about pain and torture, but rather is about diminishing pain and reclaiming function. This means you can have the best quality of life as you define it.
There is a diverse group of people that can benefit from physical therapy: a person with chronic neck or back pain, a professional with repetitive strain injury, a worker with an injured shoulder, a senior with arthritis, an injured athlete, a surgical patient needing rehabilitation and many others.
Contrary to what most people think, physical therapy is not solely used for the treatment of an injury or a disability. Physical therapists are widely recognized for being experts in providing impactful preventative care and wellness. Consulting a physical therapist early on could potentially help you avoid drugs or surgery as the treatment for your condition.
By combining exercises that strengthen your muscles and correct posture, stretches that improve your flexibility and increase range of motion and manual therapy that reduces pain and inflammation, a physical therapist can design an individualized plan of care that will help you reach your unique functional goals. Patient education is a key factor that distinguishes a good physical therapist from a great one. At Cambridge Physical Therapy Center we believe knowledge is power. We want to empower patients by giving them the tools, structure and resources they need to succeed. To achieve this, we have created specialized programs designed to be the road maps for your unique path to recovery.