Physical therapy is an incredible rehabilitation technique that can help save you in a number of ways. Odds are that if you are willing to put in the work, you’ll get a lot out of your PT sessions. In today’s blog, we take a closer look at all the ways that physical therapy can prove beneficial following an injury or surgery.
Why Physical Therapy Is Worth It
A little bit of effort during your physical therapy sessions can save you in a number of different ways in the long run. Here’s a look at five things you can save by committing to a physical therapy routine after an injury or surgery.
- Time – If you want to get back to work or competitive sports as soon as possible, physical therapy will be your best friend. PT will help fuel your recovery and strengthen soft tissues that were weakened as a result of the injury or surgery, helping you get back to full strength sooner. You can get back to doing all the things you love much faster by connecting with a physical therapist.
- Money – Yes, there will be some expenses associated with a physical therapy routine, but it’s also possible that these expenses will be paid by your health insurance because the goal of care is to help you heal and reduce your need for future medical services. Even if you have to pay a little out of pocket, physical therapy can help to reduce your likelihood of future injury, which can save you money. Studies have also found that pursuing physical therapy at an earlier stage was associated with much lower medical expenses than someone who delayed seeking PT care, so don’t put off therapy if you are dealing with pain or an injury.
- Independence – Physical therapy is also incredibly important for older individuals who may have a tough time remaining independent if they cannot make a strong recovery after an injury like a fall or surgery. We understand how important it is for older individuals to remain independent, but they need to prove that they are physically capable of handling some of the challenges of daily life. Becoming stronger or improving their balance through physical therapy can help them meet these daily demands.
- Quality Of Life – Similarly, physical therapy can get you back to doing all the activities that you love and in turn improve your quality of life. If you love biking, kayaking or going for a walk with your spouse but pain or injury has made these activities difficult, know that you don’t have to sit on the sidelines. A physical therapist can help decrease pain, restore function and improve your overall quality of life.
- The Need For Surgery – Finally, physical therapy can help you avoid the need for an eventual surgery. There are a number of injuries that can be successfully treated with the help of physical therapy that can also worsen to the point of needing surgery if you do nothing. If you want to avoid the need for surgery, don’t just avoid activity and hope the condition resolves on its own. Proactively take your recovery into your own hands with the help of physical therapy.
To see all the ways that the team at OrthoRehab Specialists can help you, give us a call. We’re accepting new patients and booking appointments for in-clinic or remote sessions. Give our team a call today at (612) 339-2041.