If you have suffered from an injury or are having pain that limits your mobility, physical therapy can be your life raft. Physical therapy is a healthcare specialty provided by licensed professionals by the state in which they work. Physical therapists are required to have a master’s degree or a clinical doctorate from an accredited institution. They are fully trained to assess your condition and help you regain your mobility and lead the life you enjoy. But how do you know if you need to have it, and what does physical therapy entail?
Do I Need Physical Therapy?
Anyone who has had a physical injury or illness that results in pain, limited movement, physical impairment or loss of function then physical therapy can help you get back on your feet again. Some of the common problems that physical therapists evaluate and treat are:
- Sports Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
There are many other problems that physical therapists treat, and they work closely with the patients, doctors and other family members to ensure the process is safe along with the return to maximum function.
Physical Therapy Evaluation
Upon being evaluated by a physical therapist, you will discuss the reason for your visit, as well as going through a set of procedures to acquire the severity of the problem which includes:
- Range of Motion
Your physical therapist will also offer strategies, goals and a treatment plan for your rehabilitation process.
Physical Therapy Treatment
A physical therapist may use a multitude of techniques to help assist in decreasing the pain and stiffness, as well as increasing strength and mobility including:
- Electrical Stimulation
Your therapist may also give you exercises to do at home, which will further aid in your recovery process.
Life should not be put on hold when pain or illness is limiting it. For the life raft that you need to get back on your feet, contact us today, and get moving again!