by Dr. Michael Baranov, PT, October 5, 2015
Looking for Physical Therapy in Fresh Meadows?
Suffering from a variety of aches and pains seems to be on the rise as we try to do more and more in our daily lives. Common sense suggests that you should first try conservative treatments first. A great example of this, if you are close by, is our physical therapy in Fresh Meadows.
Conservative care often is a non-surgical approach to recovery that includes a variety of treatments. Whether you are recovering from an injury or dealing with a chronic condition, your choice for a conservative care provider will be an important one. Why? Because there are many conservative or alternative treatments that have little to no clinical research to support them.
Physical Therapy has Plenty of Evidence…
Here’s a perfect example. AC shoulder separations are common and here’s a study that demonstrates exactly what we are referencing above…conservative care provided by physical therapists is often just as good as surgery.
There were no demographic differences between the 2 groups, and the mechanisms of injury were similar between the 2 groups. The DASH scores (a disability score, lower score is better) were significantly better in the nonoperative group at 6 weeks (operative, 45; nonoperative, 31; P = 0.014) and 3 months (operative, 29; nonoperative, 16; P = 0.005). There were no significant differences between the groups at 6 months (operative, 14; nonoperative, 12; P = 0.442), 1 year (operative, 9; nonoperative, 9; P = 0.997), or 2 years (operative, 5; nonoperative, 6; P = 0.439) after injury. Constant scores were similar (better scores in the nonoperative group at 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months; P = 0.0001; and no difference thereafter). Although radiographic results were better in the operative group, the reoperation rate was significantly lower in the nonoperative group (P < 0.05).
Although hook plate fixation resulted in superior radiographic alignment, it was not clinically superior to nonoperative treatment of acute complete dislocations of the AC joint. The nonoperative group had better early scores, although both groups improved from a significant level of initial disability to a good or excellent result (mean DASH score, 5-6; mean constant score, 91-95) at 2 years. At present, there is no clear evidence that operative treatment with the currently available hook plate improves short-term outcome for complete AC joint dislocations.
It Just Makes Sense to See a Physical Therapist First
There are many options for physical therapy in Fresh Meadows, but MBF Rehab’s outpatient clinic is one of the best choices.
The therapists at MBF Rehab are there to help the client heal with a variety of therapeutic modalities offered within the clinic and to provide clear instruction for safe exercises to be performed at home. With your cooperation and commitment, your physical therapist will soon have you on the road to recovery.
The program that your therapist will create with you will be one that can produce many results, some of which are reducing your pain to increasing your overall strength and flexibility. The physical therapist will customize your treatment to your individual diagnosis.
MBF Rehab offers a wide array of physical therapy services, and your therapist can direct you to the services that will fit your needs best.
Contact us today so that we can schedule you with one of our physical therapy experts at MBF Rehab’s outpatient clinic, and let us show you why we are the best choice for physical therapy in Fresh Meadows.