Physical Therapy & Rehab in Burnsville
Are you looking for help with physical therapy in Burnsville? The team at Northern Life Wellness is here to help.
Conditions That Physical Therapy Help in Burnsville MN
Physical therapy helps restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries, surgeries or disease. Physical therapy or "medically directed rehab" helps restore, maintain, and promote overall health and fitness. Our Burnsville patients include pre/post surgery, auto accidents, worker's compensation and individuals with disabling conditions such as neck/back pain, headaches, arthritis, sprains/strains, fractures, postural deficiencies, knee/shoulder/hip/foot pain and dysfunction along with many other ailments.
Treatment often includes individualized treatment routines based on exercise, manual therapy and pain management modalities. Physical therapy is active based treatment that encourages patients to safely use their body to increase their flexibility, range of motion, strength, balance, coordination, and endurance by a guided treatment plan. The goal is to improve how an individual functions to maximize their quality of life.
Physical therapy also helps treat a wide range of people; such as athletes, geriatrics, orthopedics, sports medicine, and cardiopulmonary physical therapy.
FAQ's About PHYSICAL THERAPY
Do I need to see a physician before I can receive physical therapy?
- No. Minnesota does not require a referral for physical therapy but your insurance plan may require a referral. If your insurance plan does require a referral we are happy to work with your doctor and insurance company to get the required documents. Northern Life Wellness offers a free Physical Therapy consultation to assess if PT is right for you.
What should I wear to my physical therapy appointments?
- Athletic fitting clothes that allow full range of motion along with appropriate foot wear.
How PHYSICAL THERAPY Works
Northern Life Wellness of Burnsville was designed to provide an ideal environment for healing your body, through physical therapy, chiropractic and massage. When you arrive at Northern Life Wellness, our Physical Therapist will take a thorough history, and evaluation of the entire body including posture and biomechanics, range of motion and joint mobility to find out the cause of pain or disability. You will then discuss treatment options and goals, so that we can customize a treatment plan catered to you.
Each session will last roughly 30 minutes. The frequency of visits and the length of treatment is determined by the physician who prescribed the treatment.
Patient success is typically a result of the patient’s commitment to following through with the individualized care plan along with making appropriate lifestyle changes with guidance from Physical therapy.
Before Your Appointment
It is a good idea to arrive at your physical therapy appointment promptly and properly dressed. It is best that you wear comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict your movement. It is also a good idea to bring your insurance card, a form of identification, prescription for physical therapy if given already, and if needed, your co-pay.
Types of Physical Therapy We Offer
Manual Therapy is hands on therapeutic interventions to deal with fascial tension, tissue adhesions, trigger points, scar tissue, muscle tension and dysfunction. Treatment styles include: soft tissue mobilization (STM), trigger point release (TPR), muscle energy technique (MET), active release technique (ART), myofascial release (MFR) and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). This form of therapy helps to decrease muscle/fascial tension, decrease pain, decrease scar tissue, improve mobility, improve circulation and increase healing potential in the affected tissue.
Electrical Stimulation Therapy is an excellent method of helping the body deal with strains/sprains, inflammation and dysfunction causing pain. This therapy accomplishes this with a simulated frequency that is administered to the body at or near the affected area.
In addition to this therapy simulating the body's natural healing method, it also helps it to produce natural pain killing endorphins and closing the body's pain gate.
Ultrasound is a therapy that is utilized in the office to handle injuries related to joints, muscle, sprains/strains, tendinitis, arthritis, inflammation, muscle tension among other issues. While it shares the same name, this ultrasound is not the same as the type of ultrasound utilized diagnostically to screen internally in the body. This ultrasound creates small sound waves that in effect vibrate and massage soft tissues and muscle. These sound waves do an excellent job in facilitating the body's healing process in addition to decreasing inflammation and scar tissue formation.
Certain ultrasounds also create a heating effect to help relax the muscles or tightness in the body. This heat combined with the overall features of the ultrasound help to start the healing process at the most basic cellular level speeding up your road to recovery.
If you are interested in physical therapy in Burnsville, call our Northern Life Wellness team today!