Has your physician recently told you that you could benefit from physical therapy? It is not uncommon for individuals to need physical therapy at some point in their lifetime. Here we will explain its many uses and benefits.
What is Physical Therapy Used For?
Participation in sports or intense exercise can lead to injury of ligaments, tendons, muscles, and even bones. Physical therapy can help with recovery from injuries, illness, and other health problems. If you suffer a sprain, tear, or break, you can regain strength and flexibility with physical therapy. You can also prevent further injury or re-injury of the same area, also.
Physical therapy can help if you suffer from chronic health problems such as arthritis, Parkinson’s, pulmonary disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal problems, or vertigo. You can live your life with less pain while regaining mobility, strength, endurance and freedom.
Physicians often requires patients to undergo physical therapy after certain surgical procedures. Exercise and rehabilitation will help rebuild and restrengthen muscle around the problem area as it heals. Many techniques increase a patients flexibility and mobility which assists with the recovery process.
Those who suffer a stroke or cardiac arrest can also recover more effectively using specialized physical therapy. You will be trained to use equipment such as a walker while you recover from your illness in addition to regaining your mobility and freedom.
What Does a Physical Therapist Do?
A physical therapist is a trained and licensed medical expert who can provide support and motivation in addition to exercises that will improve your health. You will begin each session with a warm up stretch followed by exercise that amps the rigor over time. A physical therapist can push you safely to your limits and so that you can make progress towards complete recovery. A therapist may use special equipment or manually manipulate your muscles and ligaments.
What are the Benefits of Physical Therapy?
- Motivation from a therapist
- An individualized plan created for your condition
- Expert knowledge from a trained therapist
- Carefully monitored exercise to avoid re-injury
- Increased flexibility, motion, strength, and endurance
- Less pain than surgery
- Lower cost than surgery or medication
- Effective recovery at your own pace
The Medical Center Arlington physical therapy program offers patients a number of individualized therapy techniques and access to state of the art rehabilitation equipment. Our therapists can help you with everything from surgical recovery to getting back on the sport’s field. Contact us today at (817) 465-3241 and let us help you get back on the road to recovery.