What Are the Benefits of Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is beneficial for people of all ages who suffer from medical conditions, injuries, or illnesses that inhibit or limit their regular ability to move and function. A customized physical therapy program can help you return to your normal level of functioning and help to prevent further injury down the line. For chronic conditions, a physical therapist can help you manage your pain, keep your muscles fit, and maximize your range of motion.
What are the biggest benefits of visiting a physical therapist?
•Reduction or Elimination of Pain: Therapeutic exercises and manual therapy techniques can often serve a type of back pain treatment to provide relief; they also help restore joint and muscle function to reduce pain and prevent it from returning.
•Avoid Surgery: In some cases, undergoing physical therapy can eliminate your need for surgery after an injury. Even if surgery is required, pre-surgery physical therapy can still help you.
•Improve Mobility: Physical therapy helps many patients who have trouble standing, walking, or moving. This is accomplished through stretching and strengthening exercises. We will work with your individual needs to customize a care plan for you.
•Recovery: Physical therapists make a huge difference in patients who are recovering from strokes or injuries, often restoring motor function and movement.
•Improve Your Balance: If you are determined to be a fall risk, we will provide exercises that safely and carefully challenge your balance in order to improve your coordination and prevent falls in the future.
•Manage Issues Created by Age: If you’ve developed arthritis or osteoporosis, or if you need a joint replacement, a physical therapist can help you manage and recover.
•Manage Chronic Conditions: If you suffer from diabetes, a vascular condition, or heart or lung disease, physical therapy can help you strengthen the necessary systems and manage your symptoms.
•Women’s Health Benefits: Women have specific health concerns relating to pregnancy and postpartum care. Undergoing PT can help manage and prevent many of the issues that women in these situations experience.