Physical Therapy Information
The Spine & Joint Center-Bowie Health Campus has a comprehensive physical therapy program
which focuses on patient education to prevent re-injury. A range of physical and occupational
therapy services is available to meet the needs of each individual, from the geriatric patient
to the injured worker. Specialized services are available for the hip, knee, spine, shoulder,
hand, elbow, foot or ankle.
Exceptional Care from Experienced Professionals
The Spine & Joint Center's physical therapy team has the most advanced training in physical
medicine and rehabilitation. This multidisciplinary group works together with each patient
to achieve one common goal-to bring about the most effective healing while helping the patient
avoid repeat injury.
Each patient relationship begins with a thorough evaluation. Then, our physical therapy team
carefully considers the needs, lifestyle and comfort level of each patient as they determine
the best course of rehabilitative therapy. The therapy plan may include strengthening exercises,
balance and coordination training, progressive resistance exercises or cardiovascular-aerobic
conditioning. A wide array of equipment, including weight machines, treadmills and steppers
also help to provide the best environment for regaining optimal functioning.
The Spine & Joint Center professionals believe that it's important for patients to understand
their injury and what it takes to get healthy and stay healthy. That's why personal
instruction and one-on-one dialog with the patient is a major part of the physical
State-of-the-Art Treatments for the Most Successful Outcome
When traditional therapies alone are not effective, or when physical therapy also requires
an intensive pain management program, The Spine & Joint Center has a range of innovative
options to complement the treatment plan. These options include such procedures as acupuncture
and intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET). IDET is one of the latest methods to treat spine
disc problems. This outpatient procedure toughens and desensitizes painful discs and is done
right in our offices.
The Spine & Joint Center also offers other advanced services such as aquatic therapy and
work hardening. Aquatic therapy, which is performed in a heated pool of water, is very
beneficial to patients with upper and lower extremity injuries as well as spine conditions.
It protects the joints during exercise, provides the body with additional support and
relieves physical stress. Aquatic therapy can also increase circulation, improve strength
and endurance, increase muscle tone and increase flexibility for a faster total recovery.
The purpose of work hardening is to help an injured patient to return to work as quickly
as possible. Work hardening incorporates physical conditioning, work simulation and education
to build strength, endurance and improve functioning while helping to prevent re-injury.
For more information about our Physical Therapy Program or other services at The Spine &
Joint Center, call (301) 446-1634.