It’s officially National Physical Therapy Month, so what better time to talk about all the ways physical therapy can benefit you? After all, this type of therapy assists so many people of all ages and allows them to return to a physical state that they otherwise may not have been able to. Let’s talk about the most common reasons people seek out physical therapists and how this treatment works in each case.
Reducing or Eliminating Pain
Experiencing muscle or joint pain can be very debilitating. When you seek out physical therapy as treatment for chronic pain, there are plenty of techniques that can be used to help relieve it. These techniques include but are not limited to manual therapy techniques like joint and soft tissue mobilization, ultrasounds, taping and electrical stimulation.
Many times, surgery is the first option patients are given to eliminate pain or to help them recover from an injury. In our opinion, surgery should always be the last option, which is why so many people try to heal through physical therapy sessions. This also will severely lower the cost of your treatment as surgeries are always very expensive.
Improving Overall Mobility
You may be surprised to hear that people of all ages can struggle with mobility and use physical therapy as a way of improving. Whether you have issues standing, sitting or walking, stretching and strengthening exercises during a physical therapy session can make a world of difference in the way your go through your days.
Recovering From Injury or Stroke
Whether it’s an injury that is preventing movement or you are recovering from a stroke, physical therapy is all about getting you moving again. Your physical therapist will work to find the exercises that allow for you to have to widest range of motion, working towards a complete recovery.
This is one of the ways that people do not often imagine physical therapy can help them but they’re wrong. Physical therapy can improve your overall balance and allow for you to become more coordinated in general. For people who consider themselves to be clumsy, looking into physical therapy may be a good idea.
If you are interested in learning more about what physical therapy can do for you, contact the Cardio Metabolic Institute of New Jersey today! We can tell you if you are a good candidate to see a physical therapist!