WHEN TO CONSIDER PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical therapy has helped many people who are recovering from an injury, an accident, or surgery. To get the most out of physical therapy, it is good to talk to a qualified medical professional, who is going to help you determine when the best time is for getting physical therapy, as well as the type of physical therapy that’s going to be right for you.

Some people may shy away from getting physical therapy thinking that all they need to do is go online and download a list of exercises they can do. The truth is that the services provided by a skilled physical therapist are a lot more involved than what you would get by simply following a list of generic exercises that you would do on your own.

A physical therapist is going to thoroughly examine your body. After doing this examination, they are going to create tailored programs that are designed to address the issues that you have and your health goals. Each technique they prescribe is based on modern research and on what has worked to help other people who have problems that are very similar to yours. Many people who are dealing with an injury or a weakness will inadvertently use compensatory strategies to try to compensate for their injury. This will actually make the injury worse.

Physical therapy is more than just the treatment you receive when you visit a physical therapist. In order to get long-term results, you need to have a continued program of ongoing exercise. You want your body to stay strong, flexible, and healthy. The gains you make with physical therapy will only persist if you continue with an ongoing exercise program after treatment.

Physical therapy is good even if you have pain from a mysterious source. It is common for a person to visit a physical therapist and say they have pain, but they do not remember experiencing any trauma. Much of the pain we experience in life is the result of micro traumas that began years ago. Because of poor posture, unhealthy repetitive movements, over exertion, or reduced activity, our bodies begin to break down. Physical therapy can teach you how to minimize strain on your joints and muscles. This can help you to minimize your pain when you move.

There are definitely a lot of benefits that come from using physical therapy. You can learn more by visiting Plymouth Bay Orthopedic Associates in Plymouth, Duxbury or Sandwich. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started.