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Physical Therapy


Primary Care Center & Sports Medicine Clinic located in Santa Clara, CA

When you have an injury, physical therapy can provide the rehabilitation you need. Neesheet Parikh, DO, and Kinnari Shah, PA-C, at ParikhHealth in Sunnyvale, California, provide general physical therapy programs for all ages to help you get stronger and relieve your pain. In addition, they can help reduce your risk of injuries in the future. To book an appointment, call the office or schedule your appointment online today.

Physical Therapy Q&A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy offers several solutions for your injury. It can ease your pain, strengthen the damaged area to protect it from a future injury, and help you heal so you can get back to your daily routine. 

Treatment plans can help you with:

  • Recovery from a sports injury
  • Relieving your pain and inflammation
  • Preventing surgery
  • Rehabilitation after a stroke
  • Reestablishing balance
  • Managing certain chronic illnesses
  • Preventing injuries in the future
  • Healing fractured bones
  • Improving your mobility and flexibility
  • Strengthening your muscles, ligaments, and tendons

It can also provide assistive devices, such as a walker, cane, splint, or brace to help improve your movement.

Why do I need physical therapy?

At ParikhHealth, your provider may recommend physical therapy if you’ve experienced a bone or soft tissue injury. Physical therapy can also play a beneficial role if you’ve had a recent surgery.

Physical therapy doesn’t cure your issue overnight, but with time, it can help you regain your strength and allow you to fully recover within months.

What can I expect during physical therapy?

For your physical therapy sessions, the team at ParikhHealth customizes your plan to help you perform certain exercises that strengthen the injured area of your body.

For example, you might have a limited range of motion in a specific place, but physical therapy requires you to perform passive exercises repetitively to strengthen the damaged area. Your provider ensures professional supervision as you learn the movements so that you can ultimately do them at home.

Your sessions typically include soft tissue treatments or massages followed by applying ice packs or heat to the treated area.

Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and athletic footwear when you come in.

What can I expect after physical therapy?

Your therapy session causes deep stretching and movement that pushes your body, ultimately improving your strength and flexibility. So, after your physical therapy session, you might experience some soreness. 

For example, after you have a workout, you tend to feel some pain from working specific areas of your body to produce an end result. That’s how physical therapy works.

If you experience persistent pain without relief, talk to your provider. They may need to make some adjustments to your sessions.

To schedule a physical therapy session with the team at ParikhHealth, call the office or book your appointment online today.