If your ability to function has been affected by a disease, medical disorder, or injury, physical rehabilitation uses multidisciplinary care to address your physical struggles and other needs. Our goal is to help you achieve the highest level of function and quality of life possible.
Led by Dr. Jennifer Walker, our team of providers at Balance Wellspace offers an integrated approach to rehabilitation as part of our comprehensive line of services. Our practice uses medical collaboration combined with specialist referrals when necessary to give you the best care possible.
Take a moment to learn more about physical rehabilitation and the many ways you can benefit from this integrated approach to care.
What is physical rehabilitation?
Physical rehabilitation is a branch of medical care that focuses on how a disease or impairment affects your ability to function. Our patients typically have been diagnosed with a condition that impairs their ability to function throughout the day, negatively affecting their quality of life.
Most of the time, the condition that brings them to physical rehabilitation can’t be cured or fully reversed. Instead, we help manage these conditions. Our focus is to help you improve functionality in different areas of your life with less pain and increased independence.
This branch of medicine is not the same as physical therapy (PT), though PT might make up part of your overall treatment plan.
At Balance Wellspace, we collaborate with multiple care teams and services to provide holistic care focused on how different treatment modalities will affect your functionality.
What are the benefits of physical rehabilitation?
The biggest benefit that physical rehabilitation offers is a customized, holistic treatment approach. When your treatment plan involves physical rehabilitation, we have a bird’s-eye view of your condition and the impact it has on your life.
While specialists help with individual pieces of your health, physical rehabilitation takes into account how each piece of your condition affects your functional needs.
This allows us to recommend treatment modalities that address your pain and quality of life in different areas, including your physical, social, and vocational needs.
While physical rehabilitation can’t undo the damage caused by your disease or injury, it can help you get to an optimal level of functioning, well-being, and health.
Some additional benefits of physical rehabilitation include:
- Preventing complications
- Managing your condition
- Providing tools and resources to help you adapt
- Educating you and your family about the condition
- Improvement in overall health
- Reduced dependence on medications
- Reduced chronic and acute pain
At Balance Wellspace, we customize your physical rehabilitation plan based on your specific needs and the way they have affected your ability to function.
If you’re ready to learn more about what physical rehabilitation can do for you, our team at Balance Wellspace can help. Schedule an appointment by calling our Roanoke, Virginia, office or request an appointment online now.