Physical therapy plays major from your most basic foot & ankle conditions to rehabbing from surgical intervention. The Foot & Ankle Center of Dallas is please to offer these services in our very own Mesquite office space to save you the run around. Dr. Blankenship is a highly certified physical therapist who works closely with Dr. Lampe to ensure a quick a full recovery to get you back to doing the things you love.
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Rehabilitation may be helpful in treating patients who may suffer from:
- Osteoarthritis of the foot & ankle
- Foot & ankle sprains
- Ankle instability
- Plantar fasciitis
- Post surgical care
Although the initial methods used to treat foot and ankle problems may vary, rehabilitation is always necessary after the initial treatment, to restore full movement and mobility to the ankle and help the patient return to all usual activities. Without proper rehabilitation, complications such as chronic pain, inflammation and weakness may cause difficulty walking and performing physical activities.
Physical therapy treatments may include:
- Hands on manual therapy
- Muscle-strengthening exercises
- Gradual weight-bearing activities
- Range-of-motion exercises
- Balance training
Depending on the patient's physical job requirements or athletic activities, a physical therapist may create a tailored treatment plan. Recovery times vary for each patient, and in severe cases, a physical therapy program may be on-going to ensure full mobility is restored to the foot and ankle.