Physical therapy is focused on helping you to build up your strength, flexibility, and range of motion. It is meant to get you back on your feet and enjoying life again.
You could benefit from orthopedic physical therapy if you have been injured or are facing the prospect of surgery. You might have had a fall, a sports-related injury, or an injury from repetitive use of a joint.
If you have been injured, a physical therapist can help you reduce pain and regain a higher level of function. This could include anything like a sports injury, a motor vehicle accident, or even a sore neck from looking at your phone or computer all day.
Some of the common injuries treated by physical therapists are ligament sprains, muscle strains, inflammation or swelling in a tendon, also known as tendinitis and back pain.
A physical therapist can also help you recover from surgery. Even when it is planned, surgery is a form of trauma to your body. You will need help to relearn how to move your body to get back in the swing of your day-to-day activities.
Physical therapy can help you to:
- Speed-up the healing process
- Recover faster
- Reduce your overall pain levels
- Minimize the formation of scar tissue
- Move more easily