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Physical Therapy Specialist

Arctic Medical Center -  - Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Specialist

Arctic Medical Center

Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Specialists located in Anchorage, AK

If you’re seeking a natural way to heal from surgery or an injury, consider physical therapy at Arctic Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. The team of expertly trained therapists uses a variety of exercises and stretching techniques to restore musculoskeletal function, mobility, and quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Arctic Medical Center over the phone or online to learn more about how physical therapy can help you.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy involves using advanced, holistic treatments to improve mobility and range of motion, accelerate healing, prevent injuries, and relieve chronic pain. Strength exercises and stretching techniques are core components of physical therapy sessions. 

Who benefits from physical therapy?

Physical therapy is useful if you suffer from:

  • Past surgeries
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Age-related joint wear and tear (e.g., hip, knee)
  • Chronic pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Reduced joint range of motion
  • A heart condition
  • A traumatic brain injury
  • Back or neck pain

Physical therapists promote wellness, optimal physical function, fitness, and improvements in your overall quality of life. It can help you avoid invasive surgeries or addictive pain medicines.

What happens during physical therapy sessions?

Prior to physical therapy at Arctic Medical Center, your health care professional reviews your symptoms and medical history. 

They complete a physical exam and might use blood tests, imaging tests, or other diagnostic tools to determine which type of injury or disease, if any, you have.

During physical therapy sessions, your therapist works with you to complete one or more of the following.

Strength exercises

Strength exercises help improve the durability of muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, and other tissues susceptible to injury. Your Arctic Medical Center specialist helps you increase strength using your body weight, weights, resistance bands, or other equipment.

Aerobic exercise

Aerobic exercise helps improve your endurance, overall health and wellness, disease risks, and heart function. Your provider may have you swim, cycle, row, climb stairs, or walk or jog on a treadmill to boost cardiovascular endurance.

Flexibility training

Physical therapy helps you increase flexibility and range of motion. Your therapist shows you which stretches to complete during in-office sessions and at home. They offer assisted stretching techniques using bands or other equipment when necessary.

Massage

The expert team at Arctic Medical Center offers massage with physical therapy to help you achieve the most desirable outcome. Massage helps break apart tight muscles or scar tissue to optimize healing and relieve pain.

How many physical therapy sessions will I need?

Your Arctic Medical Center specialist develops a personalized physical therapy rehabilitation plan based on the type and severity of your injury. 

They let you know how often to complete physical therapy sessions with a provider and at home. As your body begins to heal, the number of monthly sessions you require decreases.

Don’t let an injury or chronic pain sideline you from playing sports or enjoying your favorite activities. Schedule an appointment with Arctic Medical Center over the phone or online today to explore physical therapy.