How Does Physical Therapy Help Your Pain?
Whether you are recovering from an injury or surgery, it’s important to be able to get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible. The best doctor for the job is a physical therapist, as they are highly trained professionals who can provide you with the proper exercises to improve your body as a whole and to restore function and mobility into the injured area or areas of the body. Here’s what to expect when you turn to our team at Aligned Medical Group for physical therapy:
Physical therapy is completely safe for all ages
This is a very conservative and non-invasive treatment option, which means that so many people can benefit from physical therapy. There is no age limit for this mode of treatment. We have worked with everyone from young children to seniors to help them improve their mobility through physical therapy. After all, PT helps to speed up the body’s natural healing process through natural, comfortable exercises and movements.
Physical therapy can improve many conditions
You’ll find physical therapy in just about every setting, from hospitals to nursing homes. This is because physical therapy can help a wide range of people dealing with a variety of injuries and conditions. The goal of physical therapy is to improve how the body functions and moves as a whole, improving circulation and blood flow, speeding up the body’s natural healing process, and reducing pain and swelling. As you might imagine, many conditions and injuries can benefit from PT. Some of the problems we treat include:
- Sports-related injuries (e.g. rotator cuff injuries; tennis elbow)
- Post-surgical pain
- Pelvic floor dysfunction and other women’s health issues
- Back pain, TMJ disorder
- Spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis
- Muscular dystrophy and developmental delays in children
Doing your home exercises is a must
If we’ve provided you with a variety of home exercises to do every day on your own time, you must make time to do them. After all, these exercises are what’s going to help you recover faster. If you don’t follow your home exercise routine that we’ve mapped out for you then you may find yourself going through physical therapy for a much longer period.
If you are interested in finding out more about physical therapy and whether it could improve your health and mobility, request an appointment with Aligned Medical Group at (610) 644-3166.