October is Physical Therapy Month

October 10th, 2018

Is pain affecting your quality of life and limiting your abilities with daily tasks or work responsibilities? Or is pain affecting your ability to workout, run, or participate in the activities you enjoy? Already tried pain medications and injections but to no relief? Attempting to avoid surgery? Try physical therapy!

Physical therapists are doctorate-level trained, movement experts who will empower you to take an active role in your recovery towards achieving your goals. Following a comprehensive and thorough examination, the use of hands-on treatments, specifically-prescribed exercises, and patient education, physical therapy can maximize your ability to move to improve your quality of life – getting back to the activities that make you YOU!

Without the side effects of chronic use of opioids or pain medications (depression, addiction, withdrawal symptoms), physical therapy is a safe and healthy alternative for chronic pain decreasing dependence on pain medications. In addition to the pain-relieving effects for chronic pain, physical therapy and exercise can also prevent future injuries and chronic diseases improving the longevity of a long, healthy lifestyle.

Many times physical therapy can help avoid invasive surgeries ranging from knee meniscal tears, rotator cuff tears, hip labral tears, and various low back disorders. In the event that surgery is warranted, physical therapy prior to surgery has been shown to improve outcomes after surgery returning to a pain-free lifestyle sooner!

The mantra of “movement as medicine” has never ringed truer. Physical activity helps to decrease risk of injury, improve mood and mental clarity, stave off chronic musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary disease, and live a fulfilling, active lifestyle. Come celebrate Physical Therapy Month with us by scheduling an appointment with one of our highly-skilled physical therapists to develop an individualized plan to get you back to what you love doing!

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