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5 Reasons to Pursue Physical Therapy

5 Reasons to Pursue Physical Therapy

October 20, 2023

Physical Therapy Can Make Your Pain a Thing of the Past

Is acute or chronic pain interfering with your daily life? Do you need help recovering from back pain, joint pain, or an injury sustained in a car accident? Whatever condition you are dealing with, Physical Therapy is the answer and our clinic is here to help.

Our physical therapists are experts in the improvement of human movement and flexibility. To assist our patients, we provide a variety of non-invasive, natural, and safe modalities and techniques. Our goal is not only to treat your pain symptoms but also to identify the source of your pain and resolve it once and for all.

We encourage you to contact Diamond Physical Therapy right away to make an appointment with one of our physical therapists. And in the meantime, read on to learn about the five ways working with a physical therapist can help you reclaim your active, normal lifestyle!

1. You’ll unlock a personalized treatment plan

Choosing physical therapy means that your plan of care and recovery will be completely tailored to your specific needs. The primary goals of any physical therapy care plan are to address a patient’s physical goals, identify and treat the source of pain, maximize the patient’s ability to function independently, and prepare them for long-term success.

These outcomes are achievable through the use of the following physical therapy techniques:

  • Neuromuscular re-education, for example, balance training
  • Dry-needling, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, diathermy, orthotics and prosthetics, and kinesio taping
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Manual therapy, such as joint mobilizations and massage therapy

Your physical therapist will perform a thorough examination and review your medical history. After that, you’ll be given an individualized treatment plan, and the healing process will begin! Your plan will be tailored to your specific requirements and ideal way of life. The plan’s success is dependent on your feedback throughout the treatment process, giving you more control over your recovery.

2. Physical therapy is a safer option than opioids

Did you know that the CDC recommends using physical therapy before attempting opioids for acute and chronic pain management?

Our country’s current opioid abuse epidemic suggests that these potentially dangerous drugs are frequently overprescribed. According to the National Institute of Health, “Opioid pain relievers can be effective in treatment for relieving pain. However, regular use can lead to dependence, and misuse of opioid pain relievers can lead to addiction, overdose incidents, and even death.”

Physical therapy treatment modalities are also “evidence-based,” which means they have been tested in scientific research studies to ensure that they are effective and safe. Again, this demonstrates that there is little to no risk in beginning your physical therapy treatment.

3. There are no harmful side-effects with PT

Physical therapy techniques require less downtime, are adaptable, and are safe for people of all ages. Physical therapy services, as opposed to medications and invasive procedures, have a very low risk of side effects while remaining highly effective for reducing soreness, inflammation, pain, and swelling.

Physical therapy can also help with injury, illness, and disease recovery. Why risk the negative side effects of over-the-counter medications and opioid prescriptions when there is a much safer alternative?

4. A physical therapist can identify the source of your pain

The ultimate goal of your physical therapist is to identify and resolve the underlying issues that are causing your pain. These issues may be increasing your chances of developing chronic pain. A physical therapist will not simply mask your pain as prescription medication will.

Scar tissue, range of motion limitations, shortened muscles, impaired body mechanics and ergonomics, problems moving certain muscles, and poor posture are all common underlying condition factors.

If these issues are not addressed, your pain relief will be temporary at best.

Your physical therapist can address the symptoms and causes of your condition and get you back on track to living a healthy, active lifestyle through patient education services, exercise programs, and other treatment techniques.

5. Physical therapy will improve your functional mobility, capacity, and performance

Our physical therapy team can treat your injury and assess any underlying conditions right away, as well as help you avoid injury in the future.

Physical therapy can also help you improve your core stability, endurance, coordination, agility, and other physical skills that will help you perform better in sports.

This is critical for young people who are very active or involved in athletics, as well as for elderly people who are attempting to avoid age-related health problems.

Are you ready to stop living in pain? Contact Diamond Physical Therapy today!

Are you ready to find long-term relief and stop putting up with constant discomfort and pain? Call us today to make an appointment with a physical therapist.

You don’t have to deal with your pain alone, and there are so many more pain management options available! Contact us today to start your recovery journey.

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