Pain-free movement is crucial to your ability to earn a living, your independence, and your quality of life. Constantly taking medication doesn’t always solve the problem. Sometimes, the answer is movement.
Physical therapists are movement experts who can identify, diagnose, and treat movement problems.
Who can benefit from the help of a Physical Therapist?
*A senior who has difficulty walking or reaching for something due to pain, loss of range of motion, or decreased strength can greatly benefit from physical therapy.
*It’s a runner’s worst fear: you’re running when it suddenly feels as if something jumped up and bit you in the calf. You tore a muscle. Some pains get solved with rest but other types need an expert, such as a physical therapist, to find the true problem and treat it wisely.
*Pregnancy-related incontinence occurs due to weak pelvic floor muscles. PT helps strengthen your pelvic floor muscles by:
- Teaching you how to exercise your pelvic floor muscles correctly.
- Advise on your lifestyle, such as diet, exercise, and fluid intake, which will help you manage the problem.
- Monitor your progress and modify the exercises accordingly.
* Some diseases can create physical barriers or movement issues. Disease specific healing has been greatly improved by Physical Therapists who understand the limitations and the possibilities of these illnesses.
Some of the conditions helped by PT treatments are:
- Diabetic wounds
- Cardiac rehab
- Post-stroke healing
- Cancer recovery
- Cerebral Palsy
Physical Therapy does more than just improve mobility; it helps with reducing the intake of pain medications. When taken on a long-term basis, these over the counter or prescription medicines can damage kidneys and other organs.
Always discuss your condition with your physician. Plan out your goal and treatment options to see if a Physical Therapist can help you achieve a pain-free independent life.
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