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The important role of physical therapy in your health We often think of popping a pill when we are in pain. Whether this is an over the counter drug or one that is stronger and prescribed by a physician such as opioid...
The important role of physical therapy in your health
We often think of popping a pill when we are in pain. Whether this is an over the counter drug or one that is stronger and prescribed by a physician such as opioids, you are facing a tough choice.
Your choice seems to be between suffering or taking a drug that has side effects ranging from mild to severe, addicting, and/or dangerous.
But, you have more choices.
You do not need to further put your health at risk in order to get out of pain. There are safe, effective ways of managing pain while still doing the best you can to stay healthy.
Physical therapy is one of those ways.
Physical therapy isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind when you are trying to get healthy, stay healthy or get out of pain, but it should be. There are so many incredible benefits for patients of physical therapy.
Physical therapy is a safe, effective alternative to drugs when it comes to non-cancer related pain, according to the CDC.
Here are some more of the many benefits of physical therapy to your health:
*Improve your quality of life through optimal movement
*Safe pain management
*Physical therapy can help prevent you from becoming injured
*Keep you out of the operating room
*Keep chronic diseases or other conditions in check
Many times an injury can lead us on a downward spiral when it comes to our health. Physical therapy can help prevent injuries from falling, overuse, or weakness.
Physical therapy can help improve your balance to prevent falls. It can also increase your strength and flexibility, as well as show you proper ways to use your body and muscles to complete and perform certain tasks — all of which help prevent injury.
Because physical therapy focuses on proper movement, it can show you ways to get and keep your blood circulating through exercise, stretching, and more. This helps conditions such as diabetes, stroke, lung disease, heart disease, and arthritis.