If you’ve experienced a sports or work-related injury, you know that physical therapy is vital for recovery and pain management. It can also help you manage ongoing or chronic conditions. In this article, we explore why physical therapy is important post injury.
Physical therapy is a treatment method that seeks to restore your body’s function and movement, as well as provide pain relief and promote healing.
The field of physical therapy can address a broad host of injuries and issues, including:
– Tendon or Ligament issues (i.e. ACL injury)
– Rheumatoid or Osteoarthritis
– Muscle strain
– Back Pain
– Auto or Bike Accident Injuries
– Work-related injuries or falls
– Post-operative healing
– Parkinson’s Disease
Post injury, many patients do not have the knowledge or skill set to rehabilitate themselves safely. They may find themselves in significant pain and frustrated.
Or, they may have experienced a similar injury in the past and think they can treat it without help. Post injury (even with recurring injury), it’s important to have a proper diagnosis and safe treatment plan. Patients who don’t risk re-injury.
A Physical Therapist is skilled in proper rehabilitation. They work with you to tailor a treatment program that fits your needs. For example, Kinetx can craft treatment plans to be as basic or “high tech” as the patient prefers. This is important because physical therapy has both in-office and at-home portions.
Treatment plans are geared to provide pain relief, improve strength and mobility, increase range of motion and relieve stress. Since each person and injury is unique, the duration and type of treatment will vary.
Post injury, physical therapy is important to help address pain and start the healing process. If you’ve experienced an injury or have ongoing chronic pain, consider speaking to your doctor about physical therapy. And if you’ve used physical therapy in the past, let us know in the comments how it’s helped you.