Physical therapy intervention can be used to treat a multitude of injuries and diagnoses. At Drayer Physical Therapy Institute® (DPTI), we believe in both patient and community education. Being well-informed about your particular health problems and aspects of physical therapy relevant to your diagnosis also helps you receive maximum benefits from your physical therapy experience.
10 Benefits of Physical Therapy
While there are many benefits of physical therapy, ten common ones are:
- Improved Muscles — Physical therapy improves and maintains muscle integrity and strength by passively engaging soft tissues in a series of predetermined movements.
- Greater Flexibility — You can enjoy increased joint flexibility and range of motion that improves quality of life.
- Pain Relief — With PT, you can significantly reduce pain caused by inflammation and swelling.
- Stress Relief — When you remove the stress of being unhealthy from your mind and body, you lower your cortisol levels. High cortisol levels have been linked to atherosclerosis, reduced cognitive functioning, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
- A Better Understanding of Your Condition — Through PT, you can learn more about your condition.
- A Stronger Core — PT focuses on core stability and strengthening to restore pelvis and back muscle health (whole body support).
- Less Stress on Joints — During PT, you can learn how to evenly distribute pressure on ankle, knee and hip joints.
- Relief Without Medication/Surgery — PT can help you avoid using prescription pain or anti-inflammatory medications or surgery to manage recovery from injury or post-operative complications. A conservative treatment such as physical therapy is not only healthier and more effective, but it is also more cost-effective.
- An Active Role in Your Recovery — DPTI emphasizes collaboration between patients and physical therapists. You can take an active role in your recovery.
- Reduced Risk of Re-injury — PT reduces the risk of re-injury by strengthening and toning muscles, as well as coordination-enhancing activities.
In addition, physical therapy isn’t just for people who have suffered a sports injury, work mishap or need recuperative therapy following orthopedic surgery. Senior citizens and people with disabilities can also benefit. Our experienced physical therapists can manage and control painful conditions while promoting musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and cognitive health.
Below you will find an extensive selection of diagnoses that are commonly treated with physical therapy.
Click on the diagnoses to learn the causes, symptoms, and how physical therapy can help! If you don’t see your particular diagnosis, contact us so we can assist you.
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