Physical Therapy Specialist

Pax Emmanuel, MD

Internist & Pain Management Specialist located in Malibu, CA & Beverly Hills, CA

If you’ve suffered from an injury or trauma, physical therapy can be an effective treatment for achieving your personal rehabilitation goals. At his concierge practice in Malibu, California, Pax Emmanuel, MD, offers comprehensive physical therapy services to people of all ages to help treat unwanted pain. Learn how physical therapy can help you optimize your recovery process by making an appointment with Dr. Emmanuel by phone or contacting him online.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is a physical therapist?

A physical therapist works closely with you to treat problems related to physical function and movement. Dr. Emmanuel and his team work to resolve any musculoskeletal problems to help you resume a healthy and active lifestyle.

In most cases, Dr. Emmanuel starts physical therapy as soon as possible after an injury to quickly address the issue before it worsens. Dr. Emmanuel may also recommend physical therapy if a medical condition limits your normal range of motion.

Dr. Emmanuel uses targeted exercises, stretches, and various other techniques to help you restore strength and mobility in the treatment area.

When should I get physical therapy?

People of all ages can benefit from physical therapy. Generally speaking, Dr. Emmanuel recommends physical therapy for people in the following situations:

  • Athletes with a sports injury
  • Children with developmental problems
  • Individuals with chronic degenerative conditions like arthritis
  • Candidates for orthopedic surgery
  • Recovering patients
  • Men and women with joint pain and stiffness

You may be surprised at how much physical therapy can help. Contact Dr. Emmanuel to find out more about how you can reap its benefits.

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

Joint pain and injuries can significantly limit your range of motion. In some cases, these issues must be addressed with surgical intervention, but often physical therapy is a first line of treatment.

Physical therapy allows Dr. Emmanuel to start working on the affected area immediately, often reducing your need for surgery or medications.

Some of the most common benefits of physical therapy include:

  • Quick recovery
  • Enhanced balance and strength in the treatment area
  • Amplified athletic performance

Keep in mind that physical therapy may also be used as a preventive treatment, in order to avoid future injuries and to optimize joint and muscle function.

What should I expect from physical therapy?

During your physical therapy appointment, Dr. Emmanuel establishes an individualized treatment plan that specifically targets your unique condition. In some cases, physical therapy is used in tandem with other medical treatments.

Physical therapy sessions typically include any of the following:

  • Tight muscle and joint stretches
  • Identification of weak areas
  • Strength-improving exercises
  • Core stability and strengthening
  • Heat and ice therapies
  • Electrical therapy

If you’re in need of physical therapy, call Dr. Pax Emmanuel’s office to schedule an appointment or contact him online.

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