Physical Therapy treatment for arthritis, can address multiple impairments including loss of motion, strength deficits, and pain. Therapy employs exercise, manual therapy techniques, joint protection instruction and bracing as well as the use of modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, heat and ice as needed. Our physical therapists can also provide assistance with weight reduction, which has been shown to improve arthritis pain.
Physical therapy is commonly used both before and after arthritis related surgeries and at times may be able to assist with postponing or preventing the need for surgical interventions.
We also offer specific treatment programs (known as Prehab) to prepare individuals for joint replacement surgery and work to support a speedy and successful recovery. These visits provide an overview of the rehabilitation process and introduce you to exercise, assistive device use and other precautions that may be necessary after your surgery.
"strongKudos to physical therapistsstrongWith the city coming out of bankruptcy, the San Joaquin Delta polluted by hyacinth, and national news reporting doom and gloom, the last place I expected to find a welcome change of pace was Central Valley Physical Therapy especially considering the assurance that my success there depended on the degree to which I would let them hurt meThroughout 34 sessions of literally pushing me through scar tissue after total knee replacement in May, the entire staff at Central Valley Therapy in Stockton was remarkably competent and caring Not once did I sit in the waiting room more than five minutes Not once did I find my therapist and his many assistants anything but attentive and engaging Not once did I dread going back for moreHopefully, Central Valley Therapy staff goes home with a sense of professional accomplishment, feeling appreciated Their services strengthen weak muscles, provide stability to wobbly legs and lift the spirits of patrons in need Stockton is fortunate to be home to a business so welcoming and worthwhile"