Muscle, bone and joint problems don’t discriminate–they can happen to anyone, at any age. Whether it’s a muscle strain caused by running, a torn ACL or back pain when you golf, physical therapy can help you get back to an active lifestyle. The YMCA is excited to have partnered with DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan to provide physical therapy services on site at the Livonia, Milford and Macomb YMCAs. The staff specializes in physical therapy, orthopedic therapy and sports medicine.
What to Expect from Physical Therapy
Each individual is different, so each physical therapy experience and program is unique. The first step is to undergo an evaluation during which the physical therapist does an assessment of your posture, gait ,range of motion, strength, reflexes and more, depending on the injury or condition. This will help the therapist monitor and evaluate your progress throughout treatment.
The type of condition you have will dictate how often you work with your therapist. It could be daily, weekly or monthly. Your therapist will also design an appropriate home exercise program for you, and teach you pain-relief methods and preventive measures you can follow at home.
Go to the Experts the Pros Trust
As the official healthcare provider for the Detroit Red Wings, Pistons and Tigers, the experts at DMC and Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan are who the pros trust to get them back in the game when they are injured and hurting, and they are ready to help you too. If you think you could be a candidate for physical therapy, speak to your physician about getting a prescription for physical therapy. To make an appointment for physical therapy at the Livonia, Milford or Macomb YMCA, please call 313-745- 3380. The clinic accepts most major insurances and is open Monday through Friday.