Physical Therapy Treatments

patient undergoes ambulatory physical therapyFor a variety of different disorders requiring podiatry care, your foot doctor may recommend physical therapy with an ongoing program of treatment over time to aid recovery. The podiatry team at Southwest Foot and Ankle understand the benefits of proper physical conditioning for patients at the Plano, Irving and Lewisville podiatry centers.

Strengthening Feet and Ankles After or Instead of Surgery

Physical therapy is basically a series of tightly monitored and controlled exercises designed to help you return to full mobility after an injury or foot surgery. There are a wide variety of physical therapy programs to fit all ages and mobility levels, from children to teens and athletes to the elderly.

Two Key Goals for Physical Therapy:

  • Flexibility
  • Strength

Physical therapy exercises, usually done under the direction of a professional medical therapist, works to stretch muscles and tendons in the affected areas of your foot or ankle. This helps reduce ongoing soreness while keeping muscles flexible.

In addition, physical therapy works to make muscles stronger, giving foot and ankle bones better stability. Strong muscles also experience less pain and resist further injury.

Foot and Ankle Therapy

Dr. Reza Mobarak, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA may recommend physical therapy treatments for all kinds of podiatric conditions:

To learn more about your options for physical therapy to promote strength and healing, contact us. We also invite you to call for an appointment with our Plano clinic at 972-805-9985, our Lewisville clinic at 972-318-2738 or our Irving clinic at 972-318-2655.