Physical therapy is a safe, effective, and affordable treatment for people with all types of health problems. Arlington physical therapy can help you increase mobility, reduce pain and stiffness, improve strength and flexibility, strengthen injured muscles, control weight, and prevent injury.
Here are other benefits of physical therapy.
People opt for physical therapy mainly due to musculoskeletal pain, sports injuries, or overuse injuries. Physical therapy can help relieve pain, improve function and performance, and prevent injury recurrence or chronic conditions.
Decreased risk of re-injury
A reduction in the risk of injury can also be a substantial benefit of physical therapy. For example, patients who receive physical therapy treatment for shoulder instability often experience improved function and may no longer need surgery. Other examples include knee osteoarthritis patients who have received physical therapy and can return to their preinjury level of activity without pain or disability like knee replacement
Improved quality of life
Physical therapists can teach you how to perform everyday activities more comfortably. These are activities such as performing daily tasks like cooking meals at home and playing with grandchildren, and more without discomfort or pain related to joint contractures. The goal is to teach you to perform these activities without difficulty resulting from a lack of muscle strength or joint disease like arthritis.
Decreased stress levels
Stress is a normal part of life but can also be destructive when it becomes chronic. Chronic stress is a psychological state in which you feel constantly overwhelmed or anxious with no relief.
Chronic stress can lead to serious health problems and even death, so it is crucial to find ways to reduce the amount of stress in your life if you want to live a long, healthy life. Physical therapy can help you get rid of those unwanted pounds, improve your fitness level and learn how to deal better with stressors in your daily life.
The most common conditions that cause poor posture are arthritis and muscle weakness caused by injury or illness. Physical therapy can help you correct these problems, which will help improve your body’s ability to carry out daily tasks more effectively, such as walking or sitting at a desk for long periods. When you have good posture, you stand taller and look more confident.
Increased strength and endurance
Physical therapists can help you improve your strength and endurance by working with you on the following exercises:
- Weight or resistance exercises:These help strengthen your muscles.
- Stretches or cycling: Increasing the flexibility of your muscles by performing stretches or using specialized equipment designed for specific activities such as cycling.
- Side stepping: This improves your balance by learning to use your body’s natural balance points, such as the ball of one foot or the heels of both feet when walking.
Physical therapists can help improve joint mobility, so patients have an increased range of motion. It also helps reduce or eliminate pain, restore function, and rehabilitate injuries in a way that allows full recovery. Speak to the JAM Wellness Clinics care provider about the best course of action for you.