Physical therapy provides a broad range of benefits, from maximizing your physical performance and preventing injuries to promoting healing and achieving full recovery after an injury or surgery. At Philadelphia Smart Pain and Rehab, which has locations in Northeast Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd, and Allentown, Pennsylvania, we specialize in providing compassionate therapy for many challenging chronic pain conditions. You can expect a personalized, hands-on approach that takes your personal treatment goals, barriers to success, and comfort into consideration every step of the way. To schedule an appointment, call the nearest office, or book online today.

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How can I ensure I choose the right physical therapist?

Successful physical therapy requires engagement from you and your physical therapist. Because you’re more likely to be engaged in your treatment plan when you like your physical therapist and understand the impact of each exercise and stretch, a positive therapist-patient relationship is critical for success.

Choosing a physical therapist by closing your eyes and pointing at the phonebook is totally inadvisable; instead, you should visit your options face to face.

A personal visit allows you to evaluate their interest in you as a patient, their commitment to your recovery, and their approach to challenges and barriers. Dr. Grodofsky recommends choosing a physical therapist who’s honest about what you can expect, dedicated to your success, ready to answer any questions, and open to your opinions.

How long will it take to see improvement?

Dr. Grodofsky and the team at Philadelphia Smart Pain & Wellness always aim to provide a hands-on, multidisciplinary approach to treatment that aims to relieve pain immediately and indefinitely.

While it can take a few weeks to see improvement in function, you should see improvement in your pain levels and movements within just a few sessions.

What are the goals of physical therapy?

Dr. Grodofsky provides personalized treatment with these goals in mind:

  • Relieving your pain
  • Promoting and expediting the healing process
  • Regaining complete functioning
  • Protecting the injured area
  • Preventing future injuries

He achieves these objectives through a combination of physical therapy techniques, exercises, stretches, and education.

Your active participation in the treatment plan is an integral component of rehabilitation, so Dr. Grodofsky focuses on getting and keeping you engaged throughout the treatment process.

For long-lasting, medication-free pain relief that gets you back on your feet, schedule a physical therapy consultation with Dr. Grodofsky at Philadelphia Smart Pain & Wellness. Call the nearest office, or request an appointment online today.