Happy National Physical Therapy Month! In honor of PT month, in this physical therapy education article, we are going to highlight some of the benefits of physical therapy.
One of the biggest benefits of physical therapy is that it is a completely non-invasive treatment option, especially compared to surgery. On top of that, physical therapy is often just as – if not more – effective at treating painful conditions than surgery.
It Reduces Pain
If you’ve sustained an injury, or you’re dealing with pain from a chronic condition, physical therapy can help address the underlying musculoskeletal issue and reduce your pain. This offers a more long-term solution compared to pain killers or injections, which are only short-term band-aid solutions.
It Helps Boost Mobility
Working with a physical therapist after an injury, condition, or surgery can significantly improve your mobility and range-of-motion. A physical therapist can tailor a physical therapy program consisting of stretches, exercises, and other modalities to meet your specific needs.
It can Help Treat Conditions You May Not Have Realized
Physical therapy isn’t just for surgery recovery and sports injuries. Many people don’t realize that physical therapy can help with a wide range of conditions – such as TMJ, vertigo, breast cancer, and more.
Get Direct Access to Physical Therapy
The physical therapists at OrthoRehab Specialists take pride in providing top notch care to each and every patient that walks through our doors. With direct access to physical therapy, you can make an appointment with our specialists even if you don’t have a referral from another provider. We also have relationships with more than 600 providers who regularly send their patients to us for continued care when necessary. Contact us today at one of our Twin Cities physical therapy clinics (located in Minneapolis and Edina) to set up your appointment.