Physical therapy is a dynamic and conservative treatment practice that incorporates exercise, manual mobilizations, modalities and more to restore and maintain optimal physical health. Think of a physical therapist as a movement specialist. They can improve quality of life through hands-on care, education, and prescribed movement.
Maximize Your Movement
Physical therapists identify, diagnose and treat movement problems to help you keep or restore as much function as possible. How your body moves and functions is vital to your health, managing pain, earning a living, and maintaining your independence. Regular physical activity has been proven to prevent or improve chronic conditions such as heart disease, obesity and diabetes, depression, and even some cancers. Physical therapists can help you overcome barriers that prevent you from getting as much physical therapy as possible.
Conservative & Safe
While prescribed opioids are suitable for some painful conditions, they only mask pain. Opioids also come with a lot of risks including depression, overdose, and withdrawal symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends safe, effective options like physical therapy to manage long-term pain. Physical therapy can also help you recover from common injuries without surgical intervention. Conditions such as meniscal tears, knee osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears, spinal stenosis and degenerative disk disease can all be treated through physical therapy. And while not all surgery is avoidable, physical therapy can help address these and similar conditions to reduce symptoms, prevent them from getting worse, and prevent any new problems.