If you are considering physical therapy for yourself or a loved one, you may not know all that physical therapy can help you with.
Certainly, physical therapy can help you if you are recovering from surgeries, suffering from musculoskeletal injuries, or if you have other difficulties such as walking or balance problems. Even individuals who are recovering from non-orthopedic surgeries can benefit from physical therapy, because it helps to regain strength and endurance. But there are many other ways in which physical therapy can help you:
Improve Mobility and Strength
A physical therapy program can assist you in restoring mobility. With many different exercises, strength training activities and the proper equipment, it is possible to reduce pain, and in some cases, eliminate the cause of the problem. Physical therapists have a good understanding about the limitations of the body and can help you regain mobility in the joints without a lot of pain. Your physical therapist will recommend and guide you through the therapy, working on the affected joints and muscles until mobility and strength have been improved.
Ultrasound and electrical stimulation treatments are used to diminish pain and accelerate the physical therapy treatments. With these treatments, electrical currents and high frequency sound waves are used to restore blood flow to the affected tissue. Physical therapists use this approach as an effective way to provide quick alleviation of pain.
Maintain Wellness and Fitness
Physical therapy can also help you improve your wellness and fitness and enjoy long life and good health. Your physical therapist can examine your functional skills and your needs for moving around your home and community, and then devise ways that will increase your potential for living a productive and satisfying life. The program your physical therapist designs for you might include assistive forms of technologies you need to help you reach you goals.
Physical therapists are able to detect the mobility deficiencies in the different parts of the body, and then target specific areas, to ensure that the body’s mobility goals are achieved. A qualified physical therapist can help you regain strength and mobility so that you can perform your routine activities without hindrance. An evaluation of your situation will determine your specific needs and a plan will be developed to address these needs.
Have More Questions About Physical Therapy?
If you suffer from a condition and are wondering how physical therapy might be able to help you, contact one of our certified physical therapists at Great Moves Physical Therapy for a free consultation. We’ll be able to sit down and talk with you to find out what’s going on and how we might be able to help you. In some cases, you may need other medical help in which case, we can steer you in the right direction and to the right medical provider. It costs nothing to call and schedule an initial consultation: 719-477-6870.
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