What can physical therapy do?
You might be aware of the benefits physical therapy can bring in regards to recovering from injuries and surgeries. We have helped people over the past 12 years at Change Sports PT overcome many orthopedic issues. From back pain, to hips, knees and shoulders, neck issues, foot and ankle, or elbow and wrist pain. We also occasionally work with people recovering from stroke or other neurological conditions. These are the well known ways physical therapy can help.
Definition of Physical therapists
“Physical therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education.
Physical therapists diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to people at the end of life. Many patients have injuries, disabilities, or other health conditions that need treatment. But PTs also care for people who simply want to become healthier and to prevent future problems.
Physical therapists examine each person and then develops a treatment plan to improve their ability to move, reduce or manage pain, restore function, and prevent disability.”
More good physical therapy can do for you.
Here are THREE other ways physical therapy may be able to help you, your friends or your family:
- Arthritis pain: Arthritis comes in many forms, but one thing is common. There is pain with movement. We have programs to gently help restore function and reduce pain in patients with arthritis. Furthermore, our underwater treadmill is an excellent resource for people with lower body arthritis. The work in the water is something that can not be replicated anywhere else.
- Balance and Fall Prevention: Did you know you can lose your balance as you age in the same way we lose strength as we age? Did you also know that you can improve your balance with training in the same way you can improve your strength with training? If you know someone struggling with walking or who has a history of falls, let them know there is help. This is another area where the Hydroworx underwater treadmill has a huge benefit for patients. The training we can do in the water on balance, with the safety of not being able to fall, is irreplaceable in other forms of training. Find out more about Fall Prevention Programs Paid by Medicare.
- Pre-Season or before starting a fitness program screenings: If you have a young athlete beginning their season, we can do a movement screen to help flag any areas where they need work on mobility or stability which might be putting them at an increased risk of injury. This is also true for anyone starting a new workout program. Get yourself screened to find those weak links before an injury appears.
Can you think of anyone in your life who would benefit from a few sessions in physical therapy?
As the year comes to a close, insurance deductibles are usually already met. Right now might be a great time to use your insurance physical therapy benefits to take care of some things before insurance deductibles reset at the beginning of the year.
Want to get out of pain and back to life? Schedule a visit today