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Physical therapy near me in Gretna, LA

February 1st, 2019
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Whether you are an athlete or not, everyone is at risk of getting hurt, especially as we age. Pulled muscles and torn ligaments can come from sliding into base as well as from walking up a steep incline or twisting to grab something in the backseat of your car. Whatever the cause of your aches and pains, our physical therapy team in Gretna, Louisiana can help treat your injury.

At Rehab Access, our team has been offering effective physical therapy to the Gretna area for more than 20 years. During that time, we’ve created personalized therapy plans specific to the needs of each of our patients. We identify the cause of your injury, as well as your overall recovery goals, and use this information to create a custom physical therapy plan just for you.

Injuries treated by our physical therapy team in Gretna, LA

Physical therapy has been proven to be an effective treatment for a number of common injuries.One of the most common types of injuries treated by physical therapy is repetitive motion injuries.

Repetitive motion injuries are common as you age because you’re often performing the same movements over and over during your daily activities, whether on the job or at home. These repetitive motions may be causing small amounts of damage to bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments every time you move. Over time, this damage can reach the point where becomes chronically painful. We’re here to step in before you pain reaches that level.

Some of the most common repetitive motion injuries we treat include:

  •      Shin splints
  •      Achilles tendonitis
  •      Plantar fasciitis
  •      Tennis or golf elbow
  •      Carpal tunnel syndrome

Another category of injury we see relatively frequently at Rehab Access is sprains and strains. Any movements that involves sudden starts, stops or changes in direction leaves you open to sprains and strains. For instance, if you lose your footing and quickly reach for a nearby railing for balance, you may cause a sprain or strain in your back. These types of injuries are especially common for people who do not stretch or exercise regularly.

If you find yourself suffering from an injury, our team at Rehab Access is here to help you. We’ll build a personalized physical therapy plan to target your injury and help you find relief. You can help yourself, too, by beginning your therapy as soon as possible after you’re injured.

Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial consultation.