Rehabilitation Specialist

Summit Physical Therapy AZ

Physical Therapist located in Gilbert, AZ

While you may be inclined to prolonged rest after an illness or injury, you could experience a much easier recovery with rehabilitation. At her Gilbert, Arizona, practice, physical therapist Hannah Frost, PT, DPT, COMT, Cert MDT, RYT helps men and women work around and recover from their physical impairments. If you want to return to your favorite activities as fast and safely as possible, contact Summit Physical Therapy AZ online or over the phone to set up a consultation.

Rehabilitation Q & A

Summit Physical Therapy AZ

What is rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is a form of physical therapy in which your therapist helps you recover from a medical event, such as a sports injury or surgery. Hannah Frost helps rehab clients rebuild their strength, regain abilities, and restore function with or without the help of assistive devices.

Rehabilitation often includes occupational and speech therapy in addition to physical therapy. The Summit team’s goal is to help you be able to engage in the same activities you did before.

What kinds of health conditions qualify for rehabilitation?

Any time you experience an injury or illness that impacts your physical abilities, you can ask your doctor for a rehabilitation referral. Hannah helps a lot of adults recover from the physical side effects of the following:

  • Sports injury
  • Auto accident
  • Job-related injury
  • Surgery
  • Childbirth
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Heart attack

Whether you’re involved in an accident or trying to build up strength after bed rest, the therapists at Summit design the most effective treatment plan for you. Due to all the factors involved, from the severity of the injury to the outcome goals, the process of recovery looks very different for everyone.

How does rehabilitation work?

While rehab looks different for everyone, every patient follows a similar process from their first appointment to their last:

First appointment

Your initial visit tends to take the longest as it involves a detailed assessment of your condition and physical abilities. Hannah gathers all pertinent information to design your treatment plan, and she gets you started with targeted exercises right away.

Rehabilitation therapy

Each session after that involves therapies to start improving your condition including physical exercise, massage, and kinesiotaping. You should expect to see your therapist multiple times per week over the course of several weeks until you’ve met your treatment goals.

You may need longer, more intense therapy after major medical events. If you have a chronic illness like diabetes or arthritis, Hannah may have you return at regular intervals to help keep symptoms in check.

If you’re looking for a rehabilitation specialist in the Gilbert, Arizona, area, get in touch with Summit Physical Therapy AZ online or over the phone.