Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

FORM Ortho brings a new dimension of Physical Therapy to our practice and to our treatment of orthopedic injuries. We have physical therapists and support staff entirely dedicated to the physical restoration of optimal health and function. Our experienced therapy staff works together with our medical team to develop and deliver a coordinated exercise and home program that is customized to your individual needs.

Our physical therapists are highly trained, licensed health professionals, coming from diverse backgrounds and experiences. They examine each individual and develop a patient-specific treatment plan to reduce pain, restore movement, and optimize function. Every patient is given a home exercise program to reinforce what they have learned during treatment and to help them develop an independent self-care program. As part of treatment and injury prevention, our therapists emphasize overall fitness and wellness through exercise.

Our state-of-the-art facility maintains our culture of high ethical and personalized care delivered in an upbeat and motivating atmosphere. Our results are superior because we love what we do and we truly care about the outcomes we achieve with our clients. 

At FORM Ortho, we help make your rehabilitation experience as productive and enjoyable as possible, and offer the following benefits to our clients:

  • Certified Hand Therapists on Staff
  • Treatment Plan Coordinated with your Physician
  • One-on-One Treatment with Licensed Therapists
  • Most Major Insurances Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Workers’ Compensation Accepted
  • Auto Insurance Accepted
  • Modern Line of Exercise Equipment
  • Motivated and Experienced Staff

Our Physical Therapy services include:

  • Management of acute and chronic conditions
  • Pre and post-surgical care
  • Conventional therapeutic modalities such as paraffin, ultrasound and electrical modalities
  • Customized splinting
  • Pain and symptom management training
  • Upper extremity work conditioning
  • Body mechanics training
  • Hand therapy
  • Sensory re-education
  • Use of computerized Baltimore Therapeutic Exercise (BTE) machine to improve functional performance, strengthening through work and activity stimulation
  • Post-Offer testing for lift, push, pull, carry, flexibility, balance, and small motor skill testing
  • Ergonomic education and evaluations

Physical Demands Screening

We also provide post-offer physicals with physical demands testing. The physical demands testing is performed on a BTE PrimusRS machine which provides evidence-based data on an employee’s physical ability to perform the essential functions of their job. The BTE can be used to test strength and endurance safely for post-offer, return to work, and fit for duty examinations.

These screening results, along with information gathered by the medical provider from the employee’s medical history and physical examination, are used to assist in the safe assignment of an employee to perform physically demanding work.

Physical Therapy in Fremont, California

If you have surgery, physical therapy may be prescribed as part of the healing process to regain mobility and increase flexibility. It can also prevent future injuries.

For your convenience, FORM Ortho offers physical therapy services in the same building as Fremont Orthopaedic & Rehabilitative Medicine. Our staff and physical therapists work together to develop a personalized rehab program for your specific needs.

To schedule a physical therapy appointment with FORM Ortho, please call (510) 857-1000.

Physical Therapy FAQs

Physical therapy is a branch of rehabilitative health that uses specially designed exercises and equipment to help patients regain or improve their physical abilities. It aims to ease pain and help you function, move, and live better.

You may need physical therapy to help

  • Relieve pain
  • Improve movement or ability
  • Prevent or recover from a sports injury
  • Prevent disability or surgery
  • Rehab after a stroke, accident, injury, or surgery
  • Work on balance to prevent a slip or fall
  • Manage a chronic illness like diabetes, heart disease or arthritis
  • Recover after you give birth
  • Control your bowels or bladder
  • Adapt to an artificial limb
  • Learn to use assistive devices like a walker or cane
  • Get a splint or brace

For your physical therapy appointment, you should wear comfortable clothes and shoes with non-skid soles. Besides dressing for the part, set goals–know what your target is and make sure your physical therapist does too.

During your appointment, your therapist will evaluate how well you perform certain tasks such as moving around, reaching, bending, or grasping; how well you walk or climb steps; your heartbeat or rhythm while active; and your posture or balance.

This assessment will help your therapist develop a treatment plan that best addresses your specific goals. You will be assigned exercises to do at the clinic as well as at home. Before you leave, your therapist will watch you do the exercises to make sure your form is right.

It is important for you to continue to do these exercises at home between appointments, as a lot of the benefit from rehabilitation comes from the work you put into it on your own.

There is no fast way to recovery. Adding more weights and reps or doing more exercise more often than instructed will not heal you any faster and may set your recovery back or you might sustain a new injury. You need to follow your physical therapist’s instructions as indicated for optimal recovery.

If you are experiencing any pain during your physical therapy, be sure to tell your therapist, so modifications can be made to your treatment plan. Don’t ignore your body’s warning signals.

Both heat and cold can ease your pain, but neither is a long-term solution–they just offer temporary relief. Ask your therapist which would be better for your specific condition. Heat relaxes sore muscles, increases blood flow, and improves your range of motion. Cold slows your circulation, which helps control inflammation and swelling.