Physical Therapy

Work Injury Medicine, Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine located in Austin and San Antonio, TX
Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy services offered in Austin and San Antonio, TX

If you experience an illness or injury that affects your ability to perform routine tasks, consider physical therapy. At Serenity Medical Centers, Helo Chen, DO, and his team regularly prescribes physical therapy to adults and teens. With two convenient locations in Austin and San Antonio, Texas, call the office nearest you to schedule an appointment or click the online booking feature today.

Physical Therapy Q&A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy combines massage, stretches, and strengthening exercises to help your body recover following an illness, injury, or surgical operation.

By incorporating physical therapy at Serenity Medical Centers, the team of physical therapists relieve pain, enhance your mobility, and improve your quality of life.

What conditions can benefit from physical therapy?

At Serenity Medical Centers, the team uses physical therapy to treat various conditions, including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back and neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Work injuries
  • Auto injuries
  • Sports injuries

You might also benefit from physical therapy if you experience a concussion or traumatic brain injury.

What does physical therapy involve?

Before prescribing physical therapy, the team reviews your medical history and assesses your needs. They ask about your symptoms and ability to perform daily tasks like eating, bathing, and getting dressed.

Next, they conduct a series of tests. These tests measure your ability to:

  • Walk, bend, reach, and grasp
  • Climb steps
  • Maintain good posture
  • Maintain your balance
  • Range of motion
  • Palpation tests for tenderness, tightness, pain, or discomfort

After gathering the necessary information, the team develops a customized physical therapy regimen. Typically, this includes a combination of treatments, such as exercises and stretches, massage therapy, and chiropractic adjustments. 

The team employs the latest, proven physical therapy techniques to help speed your recovery. PT staff continually assess which methods provide the best results for patients.

How often do I need to go to physical therapy?

How frequently you need physical therapy depends on various factors, including the issue treated, the severity of your symptoms, and their effect on your daily life.

To ensure a positive treatment outcome, attend your appointments and follow the team’s instructions.

Is physical therapy safe?

Physical therapy is generally well-tolerated. To reduce the risk of complications, listen to your body throughout treatment. Let your physical therapists know if specific stretches or exercises cause pain or discomfort. They can adjust your regimen as necessary to ensure a positive outcome.

To explore the benefits of physical therapy, schedule an appointment at Serenity Medical Centers by calling the office or clicking on the online booking feature today.