A lot of medical treatment focuses on telling, not showing. But physical therapy is different in this regard, in that it’s all about showing. In this physical therapy education article, we’re going to explain how physical therapy is about showing rather than telling.
A lot of medical advice and treatment involves telling. Whether it’s one of the countless articles on the web offering advice about health and wellness, or your physician telling you to take a certain medication, patients get told what to do all the time. That’s not always a bad thing. You should certainly listen to your physician when they prescribe you a medication, for example. But sometimes so much telling can be overwhelming.
Showing with Physical Therapy
One of the biggest benefits of physical therapy is that it focuses on showing, rather than just telling patients what to do. A physical therapist works with you and shows you how to do the exercises that will help address your condition. This is something that sets physical therapy apart from a lot of other treatment methods. Physical therapists help you address your symptoms by developing a specific exercise strategy for your situation.
Physical Therapy in the Twin Cities
At OrthoRehab Specialists, we treat patients for a wide variety of conditions and injuries. Physical therapy is a great way of improving range-of-motion conservatively after an injury. Our physical therapists offer direct access to physical therapy care. That means you can set up your appointment with us regardless of whether or not you have a referral. We also have standing relationships with more than 600 local providers (surgeons and physicians) who routinely refer their patients to us when continued care is required. Our clinics are conveniently located in Edina and downtown Minneapolis, but we treat patients throughout the Twin Cities. Reach out to us today to set up your appointment!
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