Have you ever wondered why physical therapy has seemingly become ubiquitous? More and more patients are being prescribed physical therapy as part of their treatment plans, from those with orthopedic injuries to those who have just undergone surgery. It is also recommended to patients who need chronic disease management.
Here are some of the benefits of physical therapy.
Injury Rehabilitation and Recovery
Physical therapy is often part of a comprehensive treatment plan for various sports injuries, from sprains and strains to ligament and cartilage tears and bone fractures. Physical therapists use manual manipulation and tissue massage to boost blood flow and healing of injuries, so that you are able to return to the activities you love most as quickly as possible.
Physical therapy reduces pain better and faster. When you engage in active physical therapy exercises and techniques, your body releases endorphins, which are painkillers. Additionally, physical therapists also guide you in strengthening exercises which lessen pressure on the injured site and bring you relief from pain. Moreover, physical therapists can use other devices, such as tape and electrical stimulation, for greater relief from pain.
Physical therapy helps to restore pre-injury mobility. The strengthening exercises will make your soft tissue structures stronger, encourage healing in the injured area, and make you more flexible. All of this combines to make you more mobile.
One of the most popular reasons why people seek physical therapy is because of balance problems. When you have had surgery or an injury, or if you suffer from a chronic condition, it can be become difficult to stand or walk without stumbling or risking falling. Physical therapy helps improve your balance and strength, so that you don’t have to risk falling and getting serious injuries.
Patients with various forms of arthritis can benefit from physical therapy. Its strengthening, flexibility, and mobility techniques and exercises help reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain while simultaneously helping you function better. While arthritis is a lifelong disease, physical therapy can help you slow its progression and improve your quality of life for as long as possible. For many, physical therapy can delay the need of surgery. It can reduce symptoms and help you function well for a longer time before surgery is necessary as a last resort treatment. Even if you need to get a joint replacement surgery as a result of arthritis, physical therapy before and after the procedure can help you get back on your feet stronger and faster.
Physical Therapy in North Dakota
For the most advanced rehabilitative care, we welcome you to The Bone & Joint Center’s rehabilitative program. Our skilled and compassionate physical therapists are trained professionals who prioritize returning you to a life with less pain and greater mobility. We work with you and your physician to develop the most appropriate physical therapy program that you are comfortable with in order to achieve your goals.
To schedule a consultation, call The Bone & Joint Center at (701) 946-7400 / (866) 900-8650. You can also request an appointment online. We look forward to serving you at our many locations in North Dakota.