The Conditions You Can Treat | How PT Helps You Get Better
After any type of injury, you need to consider both your immediate medical needs, as well as your long-term recovery and return to maximum health. One of the most effective tools for helping you move forward after a sprain, strain or other type of muscle, tendon, ligament or other connective tissue injury is physical therapy.
What Is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is a treatment regimen that uses exercises, activities and specialized equipment to rebuild and condition muscles to help restore strength, range of motion, balance and movement. Physical therapists typically use a wide range of tools to help restore physical health, including weights and weight machines, stretching exercises, resistance bands, medicine balls and treadmills. Physical therapy may also include gentle massage, heat/ice therapy, ultrasound and other approaches.
What Are the Benefits of Physical Therapy?
A well-conceived physical therapy plan or regimen can:
- Allow you to progressively rebuild strength, so that you minimize the risk of re-injury or of aggravating an existing injury. Before you start any PT program, your physical therapist will thoroughly evaluate your injury, so that you can start at a level where you won’t cause more harm than help.
- Physical therapy typically offers multiple benefits—You may need to rebuild strength in your knee after an injury or surgery—physical therapy can help you do that. At the same time that you’re growing stronger, you’ll likely discover that your balance is improving, as well as your range of motion.
- Physical therapy can effectively reduce or minimize chronic pain—PT has long been used to reduce discomfort. As you build muscle strength, you provide more support for your joints, often a common source of pain.
- Physical therapy will often make you stronger than you were before your injury—The targeted exercises and the regular regimen can produce significant improvements in your health. Don’t be surprised when you cross the threshold from recovering from an injury to surpassing your fitness level before you were hurt.
Contact Core Medical Center Today
Take action today to get immediate and effective treatment for chronic pain. At Core Medical Center, with offices in Blue Springs, Missouri, we offer non-surgical treatment options, including trigger point injections, to help treat chronic pain. To learn more, contact us online or call our offices at (816) 336-9970.