Physical Therapy Benefits

Physical Therapy Benefits

Physical therapy is a treatment method designed to help patients get back to their daily activities free of pain and suffering.

Reduce Recovery Time

Recovery time can be shortened with the help of physical therapy. Injuries involving a muscle, ligament or joint can cause that part of the body to get stiff and immobile. Without proper exercise, it can take patients a long time to regain full mobility in the affected area.

Improving Mobility and Motion

Motion is essential to your quality of life. Whether it is an everyday task such as taking out the garbage, a sports activity like soccer or an essential activity like work, a physical therapist can help you get back to living the life you want. Physical therapists also help prevent injuries and promote a healthy lifestyle by improving strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination.

Pain Management

A physical therapist can help patients control pain, often reducing the need for long-term use of medications. Studies reveal that individuals who receive physical therapy experience greater improvement in function with less pain. While recognizing that medication is an essential component in the management of many acute and chronic conditions, physical therapists can provide an alternative to the long-term use of medications for the management of pain and certain other health conditions.

The following are health conditions commonly seen by physical therapists:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Foot injuries
  • Hand injuries
  • Knee injuries (MCL, ACL, Meniscus)
  • Headaches
  • Musculoskeletal disorder
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury

Contact Fox Physical Therapy Miami today and learn how we can help you.