October is National Physical Therapy Month, making it the perfect time to raise awareness about the importance and benefits of a comprehensive physical therapy program.
What is Physical Therapy?
It’s a therapeutic approach that addresses pain management, mobility issues, injury and trauma. This type of therapy is also employed to help individuals recover from surgery, stroke and paralysis. Physical therapists specialize in movement and treat people of all ages and abilities.
Who Should Seek Physical Therapy?
Almost anyone can benefit from physical therapy. A sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to circulation, blood pressure, weight, mood and cognitive function. It’s particularly dangerous if you’re recovering from an injury or illness, which is why physical therapy is so important.
You’ll benefit if you have any of the following conditions:
- Chronic pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Musculoskeletal dysfunctions
- Spinal cord injury
- Parkinson’s disease
- Traumatic brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Muscular dystrophy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Urinary incontinence
Why You Should Choose Physical Therapy
Improve your health without risking further injury. Physical therapists create a personalized plan to help you manage pain and improve your mobility and overall quality of life.
Reduce your need for surgery. This type of therapy addresses the root cause of your pain and discomfort, which may eliminate the need for costly surgeries and the use of opioids to ease the pain.
Improve your recovery. Movement is critical to effectively recovering from surgery, injury and trauma. Physical therapy will ease muscle stiffness, loss of strength, increased pain sensitivity and endurance issues.
Address chronic pain. A physical therapist understands how to manage the source of your pain and will prescribe specific exercises to ease the symptoms of your condition. They can also set realistic expectations to help you meet your recovery goals.
Improve your health. At its core, physical therapy is about movement, so your physique will also benefit from exercise. An effective therapy program can help you lose weight, handle diabetes and improve athletic performance.
Reduce your fall risk. Balance techniques are an important part of physical therapy, which is especially important for senior patients. Building up your strength and stability will lower your risk of falls and the injuries you may incur if you trip.
Recover from a stroke. Depending on the severity of the stroke, physical therapy may help you recover movement and mobility in the affected side of the body.
Physical Therapy Services at SavaSeniorCare
We employ licensed therapists at SavaSeniorCare to help you regain your strength and mobility with our comprehensive physical therapy programs. Working with our staff can ease your recovery and help you complete daily tasks. Our therapists will work with you to set goals and create an in-depth treatment plan to address your unique needs.