Physical therapy is meant to help those who have medical conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limit their ability to move and function properly. It can help individuals return to their normal level of functioning and encourage lifestyle changes to prevent further injury and improve one’s health and wellbeing. There are many benefits to physical therapy:
If you have trouble with moving, walking, or standing, physical therapy can help regardless of age. Your ability to move can be restored over time with stretching and strengthening exercises. Activities that are important to you can be practiced or even adapted for maximal performance.
Surgery may not be needed if your physical therapy eliminates the pain from an injury or heals the injury altogether. If surgery is needed, however, you will benefit from going into surgery in better shape and will likely recover faster.
Physical therapy techniques can help mobilize your joints and soft tissue as well as restore muscle function, reducing aches or eliminating the pain completely. Continued physical therapy exercises can keep pain from returning.
Tackle General Health Issues
Many age-related health problems, such as joint pains, arthritis, and osteoporosis can be managed with physical therapy. Rather than undergoing joint replacement surgery, physical therapy is a safer approach for older patients. It is also beneficial for patients suffering from cardiac issues as it improves cardiovascular function.
Avoid Pain Medication Dependence
Physical therapy is a safe alternative to address pain issues from surgery, reducing the risk of dependence on pain medication. The CDC recommends using physical therapy rather than pain medications like opioids.
Peak Physical Therapy
Our South Shore Physical Therapy practice specializes in unique health and wellness programs including a new Pelvic Health Program for men, women, and pediatrics. Locations include Norwell, MA, Scituate, MA, Quincy, MA, and Hanover, MA. Our specialized programs combined with state-of-the-art facilities allow us to meet the unique needs of our local patients and achieve the fastest results. If you are unsure whether this type of treatment can help you, we offer a no-obligation FREE injury screening. Clickhere for more information.
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