Do I Need Physical Therapy?

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in What's New

Do I Need Physical Therapy?

Many people wonder if they are a candidate for physical therapy, or if physical therapy can help their ailment. For physical therapists, however, this is an easy question to answer: Most people can benefit from physical therapy, whether their condition varies from a simple ankle sprain to a complex neurological disorder. A list of some of the most common reasons to seek physical therapy includes: Neck pain and low back pain Arthritis in one or multiple joints Fractures and other orthopedic conditions Bowel or bladder incontinence Problems with balance or mobility Chronic fatigue and weakness Pre- and post-surgical conditioning and strengthening Cancer recovery Fitness and wellness education including weight loss and prevention of osteoporosis Respiratory problems / poor cardiovascular endurance Knee, ankle and foot problems Shoulder, arm, hand and wrist problems, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and shoulder tendonitis Pre- and post-partum programs Neuro-rehabilitation, such as post-stroke and spinal cord or head injury Wound care such as diabetic wounds and non-healing traumatic or post-surgical wounds Common sprains and muscle strains Work-related injuries such as repetitive motion injuries, slip and fall accidents and other trauma Sports related injuries View Original Article...

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