Chiropractic Healing Works

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3 Times You Should Check Out Physical Therapy

by Charlie Berry

Physical therapy treatment can be an effective way to treat a variety of physical ailments. And while physical therapy is often considered an option only after other treatments have failed, it can provide relief to various conditions and improve physical and mental health.

Here are a few occasions when physical therapy may be the right choice for you.

Recovery from Injury or Surgery

Physical therapy is commonly recommended by doctors following surgery or injury, especially if physical strength or flexibility is affected. It can help you regain your range of motion, rebuild muscular strength and improve balance to enable a speedy return to physical activity.

For example, physical therapists can help with physical rehabilitation after knee or hip replacement surgery. This is a major operation that can take a long time to recover from. A physical therapist can help you manage the recovery process by gradually increasing your physical activity and use of the affected joint so that you can resume physical activities with greater flexibility and strength.

Physical therapy can be used to treat ankle sprains, rotator cuff injuries, and hamstring tears. Physical therapists can also help with rehabilitation following fractures or dislocations and after a stroke.

Chronic Pain

For those dealing with chronic pain, physical therapy can provide long-term relief without the need for strong pharmaceuticals. This can be especially true for lower back pain and can help reduce the need for invasive surgical procedures.

Physical therapists use physical exercises, stretches, massages, and other physical treatments to relieve pain in the joints, neck, back, and other areas. They also teach patients about good posture habits that can help reduce pain and improve muscle strength and range of motion.

Poor Balance or Mobility

If you're having difficulty with balance or mobility, physical therapy can be an effective way to help improve the situation gradually and safely. These issues can result from aging or a physical condition like arthritis.

Physical therapists can assess your physical abilities and create a personalized physical therapy plan to help you improve balance, coordination, and physical strength. Physical therapy can help reduce the risk of falls and make it easier to move around safely.

Physical therapy is a great option for those looking to treat physical ailments without relying heavily on prescription medication or surgery. If this is something you're considering, be sure to contact a physical therapist to discuss your options and determine the best course of action for you. With physical therapy treatment, you can be on the path toward improved physical health. 

For more information on physical therapy treatment, contact a professional near you.


About Me

Chiropractic Healing Works

I used to be skeptical about chiropractic healing. However, that was before I tried it for myself. I was in an accident that did serious damage to my back. I followed all of the doctor’s recommendations, did my physical therapy, and still didn’t feel any better. That was when I finally decided to try going to my friend’s chiropractor. It was such a relief when I finally started to feel better thanks to the great chiropractic care I received. That’s when I decided to start researching chiropractic care and how it could be used to treat different conditions. This blog contains the results of that research. If you’re looking for a way to feel better, you too may benefit from chiropractic healing. These articles will help you learn how.