Physical Therapy

Physical therapy (PT) is an integral part of orthopedic medicine, as it helps you build strength and flexibility to aid in recovery from injuries and conditions. PT also helps prevent future injuries. The team at Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy (M.O.S.T) in Potomac, Maryland, offer physical therapy to help you stay strong and active. Call or book an appointment online today. 

Medical Director: Boris Cicmil

Specialty services that we provide:

Dry Needling is a part of a Physical Therapy treatment plan that can release or inactivate trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion. Dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle trigger points, tension, and improves flexibility. This can help speed up the patient’s return to active rehab.

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) represents a way to decrease stress placed on the joints without compromising improvements in strength. For postoperative, injured, or load-compromised individuals BFR represents a way to accelerate recovery and prevent atrophy.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization is a skilled intervention that includes the use of specialized tools to manipulate the skin, myofascia, muscles, and tendons by various direct compressive stroke techniques. Microtrauma initiates reabsorption of inappropriate fibrosis or excessive scar tissue and facilitates a cascade of healing activities resulting in remodeling of affected soft tissue structures.

Anti-Gravity Treadmill assists patients who have been prescribed by their physician to start weight-bearing exercise as tolerated, such as those recovering from knee, hip and ankle surgery, stress fractures, and joint replacement. Athletes can start jogging sooner post injury in Anti-Gravity Treadmill.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy (PT) is a manual treatment that helps you restore, develop, and maintain your ability to move and function physically with supervised exercises and stretches. PT is suitable for all ages, genders, and abilities: From young athletes who want to improve their athletic performance to elderly patients recovering from surgery and everyone in between.

Physical therapy should improve your health and well-being, enabling you to live a healthier, more active, and pain-free life.

What Happens During a Physical Therapy Appointment?

During your first PT appointment, your therapist provides a comprehensive assessment of your physical needs, including body mechanics, muscle imbalances, and posture. They use this assessment to create a customized treatment plan to support your recovery and help you achieve your goals.

At subsequent appointments, your therapist guides you through different exercises, functional movements, and stretches to develop your strength, flexibility, and balance. You may use exercise equipment like weights, balance balls, cardio equipment, and resistance bands during your sessions.

Besides your PT appointments, you have an at-home exercise program to maintain the effort you put in during your sessions. It’s important to follow your at-home exercise plan to maximize the effectiveness of your physical therapy.

What are the Benefits of Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy provides various benefits, such as reducing your pain and supporting recovery. Other benefits include improved mobility, balance, strength, and flexibility. PT may also help you avoid surgery or future injuries.

What Conditions Does Physical Therapy Help?

Physical therapy helps you recover from a variety of injuries and illnesses. The physical therapists at Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy specialize in orthopedic issues and can help you with a variety of conditions. Some examples include:

  • Arthritis
  • Back and neck pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Sports injuries, such as tendonitis and strains
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation

If you have questions about physical therapy or have a condition or injury that may benefit from PT, call the practice or make an appointment online today to learn more.