There are many reasons why patients make appointments with us – from post-op surgery patients, to patients dealing with a debilitating injury. In this article, we are going to talk about a few of the most common reasons people visit a physical therapist, and why physical therapy is important in these situations.
You’re Recovering from Surgery
Recovering from surgery can be tough. Your body needs time to heal from the surgical trauma (the incisions and stitches), and also get used to any bodily changes. Physical therapy is a standard post-operative treatment method for many surgeries – from ankle surgery, to shoulder surgery, to spine surgery. A structured physical therapy routine can help you regain your range-of-motion, functionality, and reduce pain after a surgical procedure.
You’ve Sustained an Injury
We regularly see patients who have recently suffered a sports injury, car accident injury, or other type of injury. After an acute injury, you often need to retrain your body to get it back to its previous mobility levels. That’s where a physical therapist can help.
You Have a Degenerative Condition
We also see many people in our clinic who are dealing with degenerative conditions like arthritis, osteoarthritis, and bursitis. These conditions can cause severe joint pain and significantly reduce your range-of-motion and ability to function. Physical therapy can help resolve these issues with targeted exercises.
Minneapolis Physical Therapists
OrthoRehab Specialists physical therapists have over twenty-five years of experience treating patients recovering from surgery, or recovering from an injury or condition. Our rehabilitation specialists have relationships with over 600 local doctors, surgeons, and other providers who regularly refer their patients to us for continued care. On top of that we offer direct access to physical therapy for patients throughout the state of Minnesota. Contact us today at our Edina or Minneapolis clinics to get started with your own physical therapy program.
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