Primary Goals of Physical Therapy

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Jun 11

There are several primary goals of physical therapy. If you have been referred to a physical therapist, or are considering physical therapy, it may be for any number of reasons or conditions.

Mainly, physical therapists are concerned about making a life changing difference in the lives of their patients. They accomplish this by working with you to help you become free of pain, increase your ability to move freely and return you to enjoying the activities that you love the most.

Many times patients will seek out the help of a physical therapist after injury or surgery or to help manage chronic conditions or pain. But this isn’t the only time that you may benefit from working with a physical therapist.

Physical therapists can also help you prevent injury or also help you before surgery to improve the outcome.

The primary goals of physical therapy include:

-Improving quality of life

-Eliminating or reducing pain

-Helping patients be able to move freely

-Recovery from injury or surgery

-Preparing for surgery for faster recovery

-Managing chronic conditions

Mainly, the objective of physical therapy is to help you recover to the point where you can perform ordinary, regular exercises without difficulty or begin enjoying the life you love again and become pain free.

Also, more Americans are choosing physical therapy over painkillers and this is helping to combat the opioid crisis in America.

Your physical therapist will guide you through exercises and practices to help you expand your range of motion, build strength and help you recover from injury or surgery or manage chronic conditions and help you to improve your quality of life.

Physical therapists can demonstrate to you the most ideal approach to move starting with one position then onto the next. In certain cases, your physical therapist may also provide recommendations for assistive devices or other tools and resources that can help in your recovery.

Overall, a physical therapist’s goal and one of the primary goals of physical therapy is to make a life-changing difference in the life of the patient. Whether you are looking to recover from illness or injury, you need help learning how to control or manage a chronic condition or are looking to become pain free, you may benefit from working with a physical therapist at Above & Beyond Physical Therapy.

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