Physical Therapy

Physical therapy uses special exercises to strengthen balance and coordination but also help individuals with cognitive impairments. At Trinity Rehabilitation & Wellness located in Cary, North Carolina, speech-language pathologist Christina Buchanan, MS, CCC-SLP, and her team of physical therapists can help improve your physical strength and function, as well as overall wellness through comprehensive assessment and treatment plans. To learn more, call the office or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online today

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Frequently Ask Questions.

Physical therapy is a great opportunity to improve your physical health over time so your everyday function and engagement in activities feel easier and improve. 

At Trinity Rehabilitation & Wellness, the team offers speech, physical, and occupational therapy for a truly comprehensive care plan. With physical therapy, they’re committed to your physical wellness and use targeted exercises, gait retraining, balance/coordination, ergonomic training, and other therapies to help you regain full function. 

Physical therapy is a hands-on practice dedicated to helping you achieve better mobility and lessen pain caused by illness or injury. A physical therapist can also help you prevent injury, improve athletic performance, and establish a physical fitness habit.

The team identifies your physical limitations so they can address them effectively. Then, they develop a personalized treatment approach for your particular situation.

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Focused exercises and stretches
  • Gait training
  • Balance & coordination
  • Massage 
  • Ergonomic and posture training
  • Assistive device fitting and training
  • Cognitive retraining as it pertains to gait/balance/coordination and body motion
  • Proprioception and kinesthetics
  • Safety & compensatory strategy training with/without use of assistive devices

You can benefit from physical therapy if you experience a job-related accident, sports injury, or car accident. Physical therapy often helps people recover without surgery or medication.

Your first physical therapy appointment usually takes longer than your other appointments because the team provides comprehensive health assessments during this time.

You can expect to discuss the following during your initial consultation:

  • Personal and family history
  • Details about what your pain feels like, when your pain started, how long it’s been going on
  • Assessment of physical function, safety, and effective use of any compensatory techniques used 
  • Review of treatment plan and explanation of goals for the episode of care 

Your provider then performs a variety of physical assessments to check for muscle weaknesses, balance issues, neurological function, and more. You should wear comfortable athletic clothing to your appointments so they can see your muscles, and you can perform the movements without restriction.

The team at Trinity Rehabilitation & Wellness is passionate about helping patients with dementia enjoy a better quality of life. Physical therapy can’t cure or reverse dementia, but it can delay the development of physical symptoms and help those with the condition maintain a high quality of life. 

The team at Trinity Rehabilitation & Wellness consists of speech and physical therapists who ensure you’re getting the most benefits as possible. 

Physical therapy services are available to residents in select senior living facilities in the Wake County area. If you or a loved one resides in one of the facilities and want to schedule a physical therapy screening or consultation, call Trinity Rehabilitation & Wellness or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online today.