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

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