When you hurt, one of the most important partners with whom you can collaborate is a local physical therapist. When drugs, heating pads or simple massage fail to provide relief, turn to a specialist, the local physical therapist, to pinpoint treatment for maximum effectiveness, relief, and freedom from symptoms. When you experience pain from injuries or from daily activities, the local physical therapist is uniquely qualified to help. They provide you with an assortment of exercises, treatments, and activities designed to improve your condition and accurately chosen to give you relief. Depending on your condition, the local physical therapist is dedicated to helping you rehabilitate, rebuild strength and regain range of motion so you can participate fully in daily activities. A good local physical therapist can help restore function and quality of life to accident victims and those suffering from chronic pain and certain disabling conditions or assist recovery after surgical operations. A good local physical therapist can also provide valuable retraining to help a patient avoid re-injury. With the increasing sophistication of modern medicine, individuals are surviving injuries and traumas that in the past might have ended their lives. Management of so-called wasting diseases, head and brain injuries, and cardiac conditions often call for re-training and therapeutic treatment that, even a few years ago, would have been unnecessary due to the fact that people are now surviving conditions that otherwise might have killed them. A local physical therapist provides a much needed link in the process from diagnosis to recovery.