Physical therapy (PT) helps people optimize their health through their ability to move. PT has been widely known to help make muscles stronger, increase patients’ mobility and reduce pain. Physical therapists work with people of all ages from birth to older adults, even supporting people through end-of-life care.
Here are four benefits of PT:
- PT Helps Restore Movement
Physical therapists help you maintain or get back as much function as you can by identifying and diagnosing movement-related problems. Physical function is vital to your overall health and wellness. Physical therapists provide the care and assistance specific to your body and lifestyle to help you manage your pain.
- PT Helps You Return to Physical Activity Faster
Regular physical activity is vital to your overall health. Consistent work in PT can help you recover from an injury over time and even help you avoid surgery afterwards. According to Choose PT, PT has been proven to increase mobility and improve chronic conditions, such as:
- Heart disease
- Several advanced cancers
- PT Can Reduce Significant Pain
According to Choose PT, PT can help reduce and avoid the need to take opioids to relieve pain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states safe, effective options such as PT are most effective when managing long-term pain.
- PT Can Help You Avoid Surgery
According to Choose PT, pain and movement problems can lead to unwanted surgeries. Physical therapists work to help address these problems and prevent them from getting worse. Research shows PT has been proven to be as effective as surgery for certain conditions, including meniscal tears, rotator cuff tears and degenerative disk disease.
Physical therapists work around the clock to develop strategies and treatments unique to patients to achieve their fitness, wellness and job or sport-specific goals.
UofL Health – Frazier Rehabilitation Institute is the regional leader in physical rehabilitation with 18 outpatient locations and a longstanding tradition of delivering exceptional care to help patients return to their highest level of function. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 502-681-1682.