Physical Therapy

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Our Tustin, California office can provide physical therapy and rehabilitation to anyone suffering from disabilities involving nerves, joints, soft tissue, or other problems. Dr. Laila Nayab-Murshidi and the team of providers offer cutting-edge treatments and expert physical therapy rehabilitation to enhance your well-being.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation help people whose quality of life is compromised by physical impairments and disabilities. We at Vitality Medical Center help improve function in the daily life of our patients to allow for their greater independence. Instead of relying on drugs or surgery, physical therapy seeks to promote, maintain, and restore health through physical manipulation, exercise and stretches, and rehabilitation techniques.

Our physical therapy and rehabilitation specialists have broad medical expertise to evaluate, diagnose, and treat disabling conditions. We offer a holistic approach to physical injuries and disabilities, working to treat the whole person, not just the medical issue at hand.

Conditions That May Benefit from Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Benefits of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Types of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Techniques

Orthotics

Chiropractic care treats your pain by examining and aligning your movement pattern, and this begins with how you walk and stand. Custom orthotics correct your foot posture and enhance your walking pattern. 

If your foot and ankle are out of alignment, your body must support itself using other muscles. When the body compensates for being out of alignment, you may feel discomfort and pain.. If you have foot pain or dysfunction in your hips, pelvis, knees, and lower back, find out if your gait is to blame. 

Orthotics are sometimes called inserts or insoles, but the ones provided by Vitality Medical Center are nothing like those you get off the shelf at your local drug store. They are customized to fit your feet and address your particular condition.

Orthotics

Common Questions About Physical Therapy in Tustin

You can expect some discussion and education on performing activities correctly, like lifting or moving properly or what you may be doing on a daily basis that is affecting or contributing to your problem.

During a physical therapy session, your therapist may apply hands-on techniques, such as manual manipulation or massage, to help loosen stiff muscles or stretch soft tissues. You can also expect exercises to warm up muscles, stretch them, and strengthen them.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation offer many benefits and have a variety of goals. In general, it can relieve pain, reduce swelling, decrease muscle spasms, and improve circulation. The goal is to improve the current physical condition and better one’s quality of life.

You most likely will only go to therapy a few times a week, depending on the payment options or your insurance. Most stretching and strengthening exercises require a daily commitment to be effective. You won’t see results by relying solely on your therapy sessions. The responsibility for improvement falls squarely on your own shoulders. 

Your therapist will provide you with specific exercises and stretches to perform at home to continue working on the issues and help you see improvement in your condition.

The process of physical therapy takes time. The body can heal itself, but we must be persistent and patient. If you try to speed up the healing, it could result in a re-injury. If you stop completely, you won’t see results at all. Keep up with the program to experience improvement in your condition and better quality of life.

If you are experiencing decreased physical abilities or limited movement, then physical therapy might be right for you. PT specialists can help figure out what’s causing the problem with mobility and design a treatment plan that is unique to you to help restore your ability to do what you love.

While you may feel some discomfort as you work through the process of healing, you should not feel pain. Keep an open line of communication with your therapist and speak up if any activity causes you pain.

The sooner you seek out help from a physical therapist, the sooner you can get back to your normal, pain-free life. It’s important to take steps now to deal with the pain, because the longer you wait, the harder it will be to get healthy again.

Our Highly Reviewed Physical Therapists In Tustin

We work with a wide variety of movement-related problems, but they’re not always associated with pain. So while you may be recovering from an injury or dealing with a pulled muscle, you don’t need to be in pain to see our physical therapists. One of our goals is to prevent pain by treating our patients before it happens.

If you live or work in Tustin, or nearby areas of Orange County including Irvine or Santa Ana, call the office or book an appointment online to learn more about our comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation, or physiatry, treatment plans.

We help get people back to doing the things they love most.

You Don't Have To Live In Pain...

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"Thanks to Vitality Medical Center for improving my quality of life! Years of back problems are finally under control and I’m able to enjoy the many activities I love. My wife is happier as well, since I’m not grumpy any more! I highly recommend VMC!"
"I always look forward to my visits to Vitality Medical Center for the pleasant reception and the caring hands-on treatment. They have helped me so much to recover from injury and poor posture so I can enjoy my very active lifestyle. I always feel good after a visit, physically eased, and mentally comforted that they are keeping me on track for long term health and fitness."
"Dr. Laila and her whole team are AMAZING! I went in for a consultation and got a full workup after an excellent massage. I have a ton of old spinal injuries from a lifetime in dance. I highly recommend going to see them to learn a ton and feel a whole lot better!"