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WHY PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical Therapy is your most effective natural approach for muscular, joint, and nerve-related injuries.

 

PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP YOU:

Maximize your movement – pain free movement is crucial to your quality of life, your ability to earn a living, and your independence.  Physical therapists are movement experts who can identify, diagnose, and treat movement problems.

Manage your own recovery – physical therapists work with their patients designing a treatment plans for each person’s individual goals, challenges, and needs.

Avoid opioids – physical therapy is a natural approach to managing pain- unlike opioids, whose risks include depression, overdose, and addiction (plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping use).  In some situations, dosed appropriately prescription opioids are an appropriate part of medical treatment.  However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are urging health care providers to reduce the use of opioids in favor of safe alternatives like physical therapy for most acute or chronic pain.

Avoid surgery – before you undergo invasive or expensive surgery, try physical therapy.  For many conditions including back pain, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, meniscal tears, knee osteoarthritis, and rotator cuff tears, treatment by a physical therapist has been found to be as effective as surgery.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Evidence based treatment to meet your needs – Physical therapists combine extensive education, clinical experience, and the latest research to create treatment plans tailored to a person’s specific needs and goals.

Care across the lifespan – physical therapists provide patient education, customized plans of care, and preventative treatments that can help people avoid many health problems before they occur.

Accessibility – You do not need a physician’s referral, depending on your insurance, to make an appointment with a physical therapist for an evaluation.  Please call our office for more information.

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