Why Physical Therapy?

Aches and pains are inevitable. We often wonder if these discomforts are a signal that we are hurt or showing the symptoms of a medical condition. It is time to see a medical professional and have your aches assessed. You may be told that you have an injury or the symptoms of a medical condition and physical therapy is prescribed. Why?

Physical therapy is the practice of restoring movement and activity following an injury, surgery, or treatment for a medical condition. Physical therapists are licensed professions who are trained to reduce pain and swelling, promote healing, restore strength and motion, and help their patients return to an active lifestyle. Physical therapists are trained to design treatment goals to not only reduce pain and improve movement, but to also tailor your program to improve your overall well-being.

Physical therapists are trained to identify deficiencies in the biomechanics of the body. For example, a physical therapist can see that a patient’s low back or hip pain is caused by the way she walks (gait). A physical therapist may determine that the neck pain could be the result of poor posture or a strength imbalance.

Physical therapists have the skills and access to many treatment techniques and modalities (equipment) that can reduce pain and swelling, promote healing, and stimulate muscle repair.

Physicians understand that you want to live pain-free and be as mobile as possible. Physicians also understand that physical therapy is the best route to return to a pain-free, active lifestyle in the shortest time possible.

Why physical therapy? Because, it is the best route to return to a pain-free life.