What Is and Why Try Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is a branch of healthcare that focuses on helping people recover from injuries, illnesses, and disabilities that affect their ability to move and function. It is a non-invasive, drug-free approach to healing that emphasizes exercise, manual therapy, and patient education.
The goal of physical therapy is to improve a person's quality of life by reducing pain, restoring mobility, and increasing strength and flexibility. Physical therapists work with patients of all ages and abilities, from athletes recovering from injuries to elderly patients with chronic conditions.
Here are some of the key benefits of physical therapy:
Physical therapy is a highly personalized approach to healthcare. Physical therapists work closely with patients to develop customized treatment plans that address their specific needs and goals. This can include everything from simple exercises to complex manual therapy techniques.
If you are considering physical therapy, it is important to find a qualified and experienced physical therapist who can help you achieve your goals. Look for a physical therapist who is residency or fellowship trained and experienced with patients with similar conditions.
Physical therapy can be an effective, non-invasive approach to healing that can help improve your quality of life for many people who thought that it couldn't be. By working with a physical therapist, you can reduce pain, improve mobility, and regain your independence in ways you may have never thought possible. Check out the bios of our qualified, educated providers, see their specialties, and then come try physical therapy.
Surgery can save lives. If you have a brain tumor or a heart attack, surgery may be the answer. But surgery for shoulder, back, neck pain is often not the solution. Too many people are offered surgery before knowing about and being offered other high-quality conservative care options.
We suggest working with a physical therapist before opting for surgery. Seeing a physical therapist may eliminate your pain, and if you need surgery, pre-physical therapy can put you in better physical condition for recovery. Our physical therapists never cause surgeries, but they've prevented many.
Physical therapists can provide pain relief. Pre-physical therapy care can reduce recovery time, shorten hospitalization, or prevent surgery altogether. We have helped multiple people avoid surgery for carpal tunnel, degenerative disk disease, lower back pain, knee osteoarthritis, and many more conditions.
Surgery comes with many risks, including the possibility of infection, blood clots, and complications from anesthesia.
More doctors recommend physical therapy first as they know the value of helping people stay healthy and mobile. Our bodies are amazing and designed to heal themselves, given proper treatment and nutrition. Before resorting to surgery, see us at Rainey Pain & Performance. Call 520-459-1386 for your second opinion.