What is the job of a physical therapist? physical therapist help patients affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. All in all, Physical Therapists improve the way you move through science! There are no age restrictions regarding who can receive Physical Therapy treatment. There are a plethora of benefits that a patient may receive for:
- Neurological (stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s)
- Neuromusculoskeletal (back pain, whiplash, sports injuries, arthritis)
- Cardiovascular (chronic heart disease, rehabilitation after heart attack)
- Respiratory (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis)
Why should you choose Physical Therapy as direct treatment?
Relying on medicines and surgery for curing ailments can be expensive and worrisome. From receiving Physical Therapy treatment first, you will find an improvement in:
- Increased muscle strength and flexibility
- Improved coordination
- Decreased pain
- Reduced swelling and inflammation in joints
- Optimization in performance (work or sport)
What will you expect from a Physical Therapy session? The first initial session will begin with our registered Physical Therapist assessing the nature and extent the patient’s problems. The patient may be asked to walk around and perform some exercises so that the physical therapist can identify the issues and work out a suitable treatment plan. In the same session, the physical therapist will also ask questions relating the patient’s general health in order to identify any pre-existing conditions.
Depending on the nature of the patient’s condition, the session may include massage therapy, stretching and exercising, and the use of technology such as lasers and ultrasound. Homework may be given by the Physical Therapist, which is a set or sets of exercises to be performed at home in order to speed up the patient’s healing process.
Why visit a Physical Therapist first?
It’s simple! Gain your freedom back while saving money, giving you time to get back to work. By choosing to see your physical therapist first, you will benefit in numerous ways: immediate high-quality care, improved accessibility to rehabilitative services, safe and effective treatment for faster relief from pain and physical impairment.
Take the leap, and seek Physical Therapy first! Not only will your body thank you, but your pockets will too! Say goodbye to pain, and hello to relief. No more waiting in long lines, worrying about costs, or suffering in pain from lack of attentiveness by your physician. Allow Physical Therapy to be your new pathway to recovery!