Most people have a basic understanding of what a physical therapist treats (injuries, debilitating conditions, etc.). But many people don’t realize the full extent of conditions that physical therapists can address. In this article, we are going to talk about a few uncommon reasons you might visit a physical therapist.
Pre & Post-Op Assistance
Working with a physical therapist both before and after a surgical procedure can greatly improve your recovery. Prior to an operation, your physical therapist can help prepare your body for the changes that will be brought on with surgery. After the procedure, physical therapy can help you recover from the physical trauma and improve your mobility.
Most people think of physical therapy as something you do after you get injured, but physical therapy can also help you avoid injuries entirely. If you are an athlete, a physical therapist can examine your form and identify and problem areas so you can address them before an injury occurs.
Increase Balance, Strength & Mobility
If you want to work on increasing your balance, strength, or overall mobility, a physical therapist can help. Physical therapy is all about movement. A good PT can help develop a specific program for you to improve your balance, strength, and range-of-motion.
Physical Therapy Clinics in Minnesota
With thirty years of experience treating patients with a wide range of medical issues, our physical therapists have the knowledge and expertise needed to help you. At OrthoRehab Specialists, we offer direct access to physical therapy care for patients in Minnesota. Even if you don’t have a referral from another medical provider, you can still set up an appointment with us. Our main clinics are located in Edina and downtown Minneapolis, but we provide care to patients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding area!