MLC Health Group, located in Reseda, CA, provides consultation and custom-designed physiotherapy that enables our patients to overcome pain and injuries, as well as meet their optimal health goals.
Physiotherapy Q & A
What Is Physiotherapy?
Also called physical therapists, these professionals help our patients that have been affected by injury, disability as the result of repetitive movement, and exercise, work-related accidents, and chronic pain that has not responded to non-therapy methods.
Physiotherapy helps facilitate recovery, enabling people to maintain or return to their normal daily activity as quickly as possible while managing their pain and preventing disease.
Almost everyone can benefit from physiotherapy during any stage of their life. Physiotherapy helps with managing long-term medical conditions, such as childhood asthma, sudden injury, back pain, and in preparing for childbirth or a sporting event. For the elderly, physical therapy enables them to remain independent for as long as possible.
When Is Physical Therapy Used?
Physiotherapy addresses diseases, illnesses, and injuries that affect every major system of the body.
- Neurological - Parkinson's, stroke, multiple sclerosis, etc.
- Neuromusculoskeletal - Whiplash associated disorder, back pain, arthritis, sports injuries, etc.
- Cardiovascular - Chronic heart disease and rehabilitation after heart attack
- Respiratory - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, cystic fibrosis, etc.
Improve Mobility & Motion - Pain-free movement is essential to a person’s ability to earn a living, have quality of daily life, and enjoy their favorite leisure activities. Movement is important for physical activity and pain-free movement is one the best safeguards against obesity, which causes nearly 20 percent of adult deaths in the US. Consistent movement is also vital to maintaining a healthy balance system, which helps prevent costly falls.
Avoid Surgery and Prescription Drugs - physical therapy is often as effective and less expensive than other medical options.
Personal Participation in Recovery - Physical therapy is almost never a passive activity, and therapists usually collaborate with their patients. Treatment plans are designed for each patient's unique goals, challenges, and needs.
What Approach to Physiotherapy Is Taken at MLC?
The staff at MLC Health Group takes a ‘whole person’ approach to well-being and health, which includes a person’s overall wellness and general lifestyle. We stress a patient’s personal involvement in their care, through awareness, education, empowerment, and participation in their treatment program.