Gonzaba Medical Group: Physical Rehabilitation
For over sixty years, Gonzaba Medical Group has implemented a healthcare model to ensure that high-quality medical treatment is available to the residents of San Antonio and the surrounding area. Our dedicated physicians have extensive experience with physical rehabilitation and physical medicine. Our physical rehabilitation treatment strategies and physical medicine help our patients restore their quality of life.
Physical rehabilitation and physical medicine are medical treatments that assist patients to manage pain and disability caused by accidents or illnesses. The medical professionals who provide this treatment are known as Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) specialists.
PM&R focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating internal medical issues, such as spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, amputation, stroke, chronic pain, arthritis, and other medical conditions.
What is the Purpose of Physical Rehabilitation?
The main goal of physical rehabilitation is to help promote mobility and decrease pain in the areas of the body that have been impaired by an injury or illness. PM&R also aids in relieving tight or stiff muscles and reducing swelling and inflammation.
Our high-quality specialists determine the most effective physical rehabilitation treatment plan based on the severity of the patient’s injury and/or the type of injury. If necessary, physical medicine and other specialized therapeutic medical services may be used as part of the treatment plan.
The following are the physical rehabilitation services we offer:
- Customized Rehabilitation
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Massage Therapy
- Sports Rehabilitation
- Advanced Manual Therapy
- Balance Rehabilitation
- Suspension Training
Specialized Treatment is Key
Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists create treatment plans that our patients can use independently or with the help of their medical rehabilitation team. Each patient’s therapeutic approach may differ depending on their diagnosis.
Their methods include stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, functional training techniques, and other hands-on therapies.
Physical therapists collaborate with other health care professionals to provide the best treatments for sports injuries, arthritis, and repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome.
Physical medicine can also be effective in treating pain management after major surgery. When appropriate, physical medicine is prescribed to reduce muscle spasms, promote relaxation, accelerate healing, and decrease swelling or inflammation in the affected areas.
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Contact Us Today
Gonzaba Medical Center is proud to serve San Antonio and the surrounding areas. We offer physical medicine rehabilitation and therapy services at our Specialty Center as well as the Northwest Medical Center. If you seek Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) treatment for either inpatient or outpatient service, contact us today at (210) 921-3800. You may also request an appointment online.