3 Health Benefits of Physical Therapy
October is National Physical Therapy Month. A month to raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy. It’s also a great opportunity to appreciate the hard work and dedication PTs and PTAs provide to their patients. Below are three health benefits of physical therapy.
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1. Reduce or eliminate pain- Physical therapists are movement experts who treat pain and improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement. In many cases, they help people manage or eliminate pain and reduce the need for surgery and pain medicines, such as opioids.
2. Avoid Surgery- In some cases, physical therapy can replace a patient’s need for surgery. Even if you're still in need of surgery, physical therapy can give you the strength for the procedure.
3. Improves Mobility- If you’re having trouble sitting, standing, walking, or moving- physical therapy can help! A physical therapist will incorporate strengthening and stretching exercises to help improve mobility. In addition, a therapist can fit them with medical devices, such as crutches or a cane, to help them move safer and more efficiently, if necessary.
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If you're experiencing pain, our dedicated therapists can help. They will test and diagnose your pain to develop a custom treatment plan. Our goal is to help you receive the treatment that best suits you and your needs to get you back to feeling your best.