Our Suburban Hospital physical therapists provide physical therapy (PT) services to hospital inpatients and community outpatients. They are trained to provide PT to orthopedic, neurologic (including vestibular and balance disorders), trauma, geriatric, sports and wound care patients. Our PTs provide a continuum of care from trauma through postoperative and prevention.
PTs use modalities such as heat/cold, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis and massage for pain syndromes. Therapeutic exercise, functional training, balance training and gait training are used for patient mobility training.
Facts about physical therapy (from APTA literature)
- PT started as a profession in the wake of WWI providing rehab to wounded veterans.
- More than 90,000 PTs practice in the United States.
- PTs treat nearly 1 million Americans per day.
- PTs interact with all age ranges from neonates to geriatric patients.
For more information, please call 301-896-3169.