Whether you are having difficulty getting around your home due to age, have had a sports or work related injury, or are recovering from an event such as a stroke, physical therapy at Hope Health and Wellness can be extremely beneficial in the recovery process. Here are 5 reasons you should consider physical therapy and how it can benefit you:
Increase Recovery Time
Physical therapy is designed for each individual depending on what their circumstances are. If you have a sports related injury, your physical therapist will create a plan tailored to help target specific areas of your recovery which can dramatically reduce recovery time and have your body back to normal as soon as possible.
Reduce The Risk Of Re-injury
Without proper healing, some injuries such as an ACL tear can become prone to injury again. In physical therapy you will work to strengthen your body and recover fast in a way that also prevents the same injuries from happening again in the future.
Avoid The Need For Surgery
A lot of times that someone is suffering from pain they look to surgery to fix it. Fortunately invasive processes may not be necessary as a qualified physical therapist can help strengthen areas of your body to reduce and eliminate pain without the need for costly or dangerous surgery.
Improve Mobility and Strength
As you age, your strength and mobility may begin to deteriorate. Physical therapy is a great option for the elderly to keep their strength up, reduce the risk of serious injuries or falls, and keep mobility as high as possible. This allows patients to maintain a high quality of lifestyle and avoid things such as canes, wheelchairs, or crutches.
Recover After Serious Illnesses
If you or someone you know has suffered a stroke, it could have an instant impact on their ability to move and perform daily activities. Physical therapy is a great tool to take advantage of to correct posture, gait, strength, and balance to ensure the best and quickest recovery possible after strokes or cardiovascular issues.