Physical therapy in Yorkville, Virginia for muscle weakness

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Meet with the best muscle weakness physical therapists in Yorkville, Virginia

Yorkville, Virginia, Luna’s physical therapists specialize in treating patients suffering from chronic muscle weakness. Our PTs help patients improve their quality of life with treatment programs designed to address their condition safely, promptly, and effectively.

The best part? With Luna, patients can receive physical therapy right at home — for muscle weakness and a range of other conditions. Our physical therapists come to you — it’s physical therapy, delivered.

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What is muscle weakness?

Although pain, fatigue, and weakness can all hinder muscle use, they’re actually discrete symptom classifications. Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness, exhaustion, or lack of energy, which may make it difficult to use the muscles. Similarly, when patients are experiencing muscle pain, it may be uncomfortable to move the affected areas.

Muscle weakness, however, comprises its own classification. For patients experiencing muscle weakness, moving the muscles may not be a matter of overcoming exhaustion or discomfort — certain movements actually might not be possible. Muscle weakness often occurs as the result of another health problem, such as a thyroid problem, a stroke, a spinal cord injury, or a chronic muscle disorder.

Source: U of Michigan

Muscle weakness symptoms

“Muscle weakness” can refer to a wide array of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe and from acute to diffuse. Patients with chronic muscle disorders such as muscular dystrophy may experience weakness all over the body, while patients who have suffered an injury or stroke may have weakness in just one half or one part of the body.

When patients experience muscle weakness, they may have difficulty performing even the most simple actions in their daily lives. Rising from a chair, walking, showering, lifting objects, or even smiling may become difficult or near-impossible. Depending on the severity and cause of the weakness, patients may need intervention from specialists or intensive physical therapy.

The most common symptoms of muscle weakness include:

  • Difficulty lifting objects
  • Difficulty standing or walking
  • Drooping of part of the face

Source: Harvard Health

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What causes muscle weakness?

Muscle weakness can be attributed to a number of preexisting health conditions; it’s considered a symptom, not a disorder. Unless muscle weakness can be directly attributed to a tough workout or exhaustion, it’s almost always due to an underlying condition. Injury or illness associated with the brain, nervous system, or the muscles themselves can all result in chronic muscle weakness.

A stroke or spinal cord injury can cause sudden muscle weakness, as can chronic fatigue syndrome, muscular dystrophy, Graves disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome, ALS, or prolonged immobilization (i.e. bed rest).

The most common causes of muscle weakness include:

  • Prolonged bed rest
  • Exhaustion
  • Neurological disorder
  • Stroke
  • Pre-existing muscle injury
Source: Healthline

Physical therapy for muscle weakness in Yorkville, Virginia

Physical therapy is a leading treatment option for patients experiencing persistent muscle weakness. At the beginning of a PT program, a physical therapist will assess your muscle weakness and design a plan around your particular case. Typically, a muscle strengthening plan will consist of gentle, low-impact exercises that target the affected muscles, gradually ramping up in intensity as the plan progresses.

Strengthening exercises are typically combined with flexibility and balance exercises to ensure that the patient is developing muscle strength safely and effectively.

Source: Move Forward PT
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Frequently asked questions

Where are Luna therapists seeing patients?

Across the Yorkville area, our therapists are at your service for in-home physical therapy sessions. We ensure to reach you in every neighborhood we serve, making it a point to provide physical therapy at your convenience, right in your home.

Is physical therapy covered by insurance?

We've partnered with a wide range of insurance plans, streamlining the benefits verification process for you. When you opt for Luna, your co-pay will consistently match the precise amount specified by your insurance plan for visiting a PT clinic. All major insurances and Medicare are accepted.

Is there a waiting list for new patients?

Certainly not—we're all about making it convenient for patients to begin their physical therapy journey! New patients are always welcome, and for most, the initial at-home physical therapy session can be arranged within 48 hours of enrollment. Our therapists maintain extended availability from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, seven days a week. Check Availability.

Who are Luna’s physical therapists?

The therapists affiliated with Luna bring a wealth of experience, with a minimum of 3 years in practice, frequently exceeding this duration. Each therapist undergoes a thorough interview and background check. Our collaboration is exclusively with therapists who are dedicated to offering high-quality care to their patients.
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