All too often people think of physical therapy as a treatment option that helps you recover after an injury or illness. And although it’s true that it can help people regain mobility after an accident or illness, it actually can help you do more than simply recover. Today we’re going to talk about how physical therapy can be used to improve your overall quality of life.
Physical therapy refers to care that utilizes physical methods to improve function & mobility and reduce pain. Typically, the aim of treatment is to help patients regain function and return back to their normal daily activities. There are many reasons a person may use physical therapy. For instance, if someone breaks their arm they may use treatment to regain full use of their arm.
Traditionally, physical therapy is completed after an initial recovery period and often on an outpatient basis. In reality, however, physical therapy doesn’t have to be used only after an accident or trauma. Many people are walking around with pain issues, from back & neck issues to joint problems, that interfere with their ability to live life to the fullest. Some are from old injuries or other problems that are simply getting worse with time.
Physical therapy is a way to overcome pain and regain mobility, even for old injuries or problems that stem from degenerative issues. In fact, daily we are able to help people recover from joint pain, neck issues, and back pain. Many times people have been living with pain and limits for years, but through our multidisciplinary approach we’re able to resolve pain issues and improve mobility.
Learn more about our therapy options, including standard treatments and revolutionary approaches such as spinal decompression, which can be a great tool to help resolve difficult back and neck problems.