6 Reasons Why Physical Therapy Is Important

Physical therapy is crucial for treating chronic conditions and injuries with specific exercises aimed at helping your body repair itself. Read on to learn more about the ways physical therapy can help you return to your prior level of functioning.

Improvement in Mobility
Working with your physical therapist on stretching and strengthening exercises can significantly help improve your mobility.

Pain Reduction
Joint and soft tissue treatments like ultrasound, taping or electrical stimulation are all great way to help minimize or eliminate pain and restore muscle joint and function.

Better Balance Control
If you’re at high risk for falls, your therapist can provide exercises that help safely improve your balance in order to minimize future injuries caused from falling.

Eliminate the Need for Surgery
Participating in physical therapy is optimal in helping to reduce or eliminate pain and heal from an injury. When this happens, surgery may not be needed. And even if you do need surgery, the physical therapy you’ve had will make you stronger, which contributes to a faster recovery.

Manage Heart and Lung Disease
If you’ve had a heart attack or heart procedure, you probably completed cardiac rehabilitation. But if your daily functions continues to be affected, you may also receive physical therapy, which can improve your quality of life by strengthening and conditioning your body.

Address Diabetes
If you have diabetes, you may have problems with feeling in your feet and legs. Physical therapy can help provide proper foot care, and your therapist can provide helpful advice on how to care for your feet on your own to prevent further complications in the future.

Interested in Learning More About Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy may be just what you need to return to an active, enjoyable life. Schedule an appointment with The Orthopedic Center at 918-582-6800. We can give you all of the information you need to help you decide if this form of treatment is right for you.

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