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Physical Therapy Specialist

Apurva Dalal, MD, FAAOS -  - Orthopaedic Specialist

Tri-State Orthopaedics

Apurva Dalal, MD, FAAOS

Orthopaedic Specialist & Robotic Surgeon located in Germantown, TN & Memphis, TN

Sometimes accidents, an annoying muscle pull, or surgery leaves you with reduced mobility and function requiring physical therapy. Apurva Dalal, MD, at Tri-State Orthopaedics offers patients comprehensive physical therapy services at the Germantown office in East Memphis, Tennessee. The office's skilled, well-trained physical therapy staff is ready to help you get back on your feet. Call today or book your appointment online.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a type of rehabilitation treatment that’s designed to reduce pain and restore mobility and function after a traumatic event like an accident, serious illness, injury, surgery, or stroke.

Exercise may be the first thing you connect with physical therapy, but it can include activities such as:

  • Massage to relieve pain and loosen muscles
  • Heat or cold therapy
  • Water therapy
  • Ultrasound to relieve spasms or muscle pain
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Learning to use an artificial limb
  • Learning to move or retain your balance using a cane or walker

Each treatment plan is customized to address your individual needs. Generally, physical therapy focuses on flexibility, coordination, balance, and building up strength and endurance.

Do I need to go somewhere else for physical therapy?

For added convenience, in addition to providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment services, patients can get physical rehabilitation services at Tri-State Orthopaedics at the practice’s fully equipped state-of-the-art physical therapy suite located at the Germantown office.

The well-trained and caring physical therapy staff is under the direction of a board-certified and experienced physical therapist licensed to practice in Tennessee. This specialized, in-house service provides patients with convenient, coordinated medical care as well as physical therapy and postoperative rehabilitation services.  

How long does physical therapy last?

Since everyone heals at a different rate, there is no set timeframe for the completion of physical therapy. The amount of time it takes you to complete your goals may take another person a longer or shorter time.

Although treatment plans vary, a typical individual session may average 30 to 60 minutes for two to three times per week for four to eight weeks. Your physical therapist at Tri-State Orthopaedics will develop a unique treatment plan based on your personal goals and particular condition. Dr. Dalal coordinates with your therapist to track your progress.

To get started on your road to recovery, contact Dr. Dalal at Tri-State Orthopaedics in Germantown and Memphis, Tennessee. Book your appointment online or call today.