Physical Therapy Specialist

Back to Center PT

Physical Therapy & Yoga Therapy located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA & Santa Monica, CA

Every trip to the physical therapist’s office should bring you one step closer to recovery. Neha Shah, MPT, brings her unique, well-practiced physical therapies to the Beverly Grove, Los Angeles area at her practice, Back to Center PT. She incorporates techniques like myofascial release and the Graston Technique®, along with traditional physical therapy, to give you the most targeted, comprehensive treatment possible. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to experience Neha’s specialized approach for yourself.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is the purpose of physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a treatment modality that uses stretching, targeted exercises, massage, and other manual techniques to increase your mobility.

The providers at Back to Center PT also use physical therapy to help:

  • Prevent injury
  • Decrease pain
  • Prevent disability
  • Restore function
  • Aid in recovery

With their specialty services, Neha Shah and her team help you realize your full physical potential and establish healthy habits for life.

What happens during a physical therapy session?

Your first appointment involves a detailed assessment of your current and past health. Your therapist gets to know you, gaining an understanding of your overall health as well as your goals during this one-on-one consultation.

Your therapist then takes you through a series of movements to check your flexibility, balance, pain level, and function. From that information, they develop your personalized treatment plan.

During your therapy session, your provider has you perform specialized stretches and exercises to build your strength. They may also use massage, electrical stimulation, and other complementary therapies to boost your recovery.

Before you leave, your therapist provides detailed instructions for at-home exercise to perform between appointments. They may also offer assistive devices to help restore function in the affected area.

Most adults require multiple sessions per week over the course of several weeks for optimal results. Your therapist discusses the goals and standards of treatment with you during your consultation so you know what to expect.

 

Which conditions benefit from physical therapy?

Physical therapy is an effective treatment for most musculoskeletal conditions. You might see a physical therapist if you have an injury, any mobility limitations, or joint and muscle pain.

Back to Center PT frequently serves men and women with:

  • Sports injuries
  • Repetitive stress injuries, including strains
  • Pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Postural dysfunction
  • Arthritis
  • Inner ear troubles
  • Prenatal and postnatal rehabilitation

Your primary care doctor may recommend physical therapy when they diagnose an issue, but you can also schedule an appointment at Back to Center PT without a referral.

How can I get the most out of physical therapy?

Every physical therapy session should bring you closer to your goals. The following tips can help you make the most of your sessions:

  • Follow all your physical therapist’s instructions
  • Do the exercises your therapist recommends in between sessions to make more headway toward your goals
  • Ask questions if you don’t understand the purpose or proper form of an exercise

If you’re considering physical therapy for an illness or injury, call Back to Center PT or schedule an appointment online today.