As trained and accredited physiotherapists, the professionals at Shirley Beck Physical Therapy Inc know how to get your body back to pain free movement and mobility. We specialize in remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention. Physiotherapists are skilled in prevention, assessment and management of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems. We utilize several different methods and therapies as well as continual training to ensure that our techniques are perfected and our clients’ well-being is assured.
Washington, DC Manual Therapy
Manual physical therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy delivered with the hands as opposed to a device or machine. In manual therapy, practitioners use their hands to put pressure on muscle tissue and manipulate joints in an attempt to decrease pain caused by muscle spasms, muscle tension and joint dysfunction. As simple as this may sound, not all physical therapists dedicate the time and energy to becoming proficient in this area. At Shirley Beck Physical Therapy Inc, we believe that Manual Therapy is an important aspect of the overall treatment of any injury or chronic illness.
Washington, DC Excercise Therapy
Almost any patients undergoing physical therapy can benefit from exercise therapy. It is a specific type of exercise tailored to rebuilding muscle and function over an extended period of time. Depending on the diagnosis, exercise can take the form of stretching or flexibility exercises, strengthening, nerve mobility exercises, pain-relieving exercises, and balance and proprioceptive exercises. Ultimately, the goal for all of our patients at Shirley Beck Physical Therapy Inc is to reduce pain, regain full mobility and range of motion thus improving overall quality of life. We have a fully equipped gym facility for these types of therapies, as well as the ability to create exercise outlines so you can continue your recovery on a daily basis safely in between your sessions.
Washington, DC Geriatric Therapy
There are many physical problems associated with the elderly which can be addressed by the use of physical therapy. There are three main categories to begin; the first is one in which the patient simply does not use their limbs or does not exercise. This can be corrected by utilizing range-of-motion exercises and other exercises. The second is problems directly related to cardiovascular disease such as heart disease and stroke. Physiotherapists have a number of tools to work with these issues such as exercise, aqua therapy, electrical stimulation, and more. The third are skeletal problems such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. These problems require special attention and training as patients suffering from these ailments are extremely frail and experience extreme pain. At Shirley Beck Physical Therapy Inc, all of our therapists are fully trained to work with geriatric patients.
Washington, DC Post-Surgical Therapy
Any type of surgery can be a traumatic for both the body and the mind. It requires much time and energy in the weeks and months (depending on the type of surgery) to heal from any procedure. At Shirley Beck Physical Therapy Inc we understand that following a post-surgery rehabilitation protocol is essential for complete healing. Physiotherapy treatments are planned with the protocol to help decrease stiffness and pain and return to full function. The ultimate goal is to return the patient to complete independence and to help them continue living a full and active lifestyle. We create customized post-surgical therapy for each individual and work to get you back to your old self in a timely manner.
Washington, DC Pediatric Therapy
Pediatric physiotherapists are professionals who have a broad range of skill knowledge in order to work in the context of the developing child. At Shirley Beck Physical Therapy Inc, our pediatric specialists will create a plan for your child which includes your involvement. Older siblings are incorporated into the therapy wherever possible and appropriate. We work with children with such needs as; musculoskeletal posture, movement, strength and endurance, gross and fine motor skills, sensory issues, balance and co-ordination, play based learning skills, functional activities of daily living, adapted or specialized equipment, social, cognitive and communication skills, motivation and emotional support.
Call Shirley Beck Physical Therapy Inc at (703) 524-7252 today to make an appointment for a consultation and speak to one of our friendly staff members.