Physical therapy evaluation and treatment are provided by highly trained and experienced staff. Physical therapy treats the joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and other soft tissue structures and helps to restore proper function, eliminate movement restrictions, and reduce pain.
A comprehensive evaluation is performed to focus on the source of a particular pain problem. At MHNI physical therapy strives to obtain long-term results by addressing mobility of a joint, muscle spasm, postural dysfunction, and/or eliminating possible "triggers" for pain. As a result of the comprehensive evaluation, patients may be instructed to perform various exercises or undergo specific treatments to achieve normal function and/or reduce their pain. Therapy may be continued at MHNI or patients may be referred with special instructions to centers or therapists closer to their home.