Physical therapy: Who can benefit, and how can it help?

Updated on 23 March 2023

Do you have chronic pain or a physical injury? You could need physical therapists' aid right away. So, who are physical therapists? Physical therapists are medical professionals with specialized training in diagnosing and treating any physical abnormalities brought on by disease, trauma, or accident. They are qualified professionals who help improve your mobility and relieve pain.

For information on whether you require physical therapy, look for the following symptoms:

Who can benefit from Physical Therapy?

There are various benefits of physical therapy. Some of them help in treating:

  • Age-related issues: like arthritis, osteoporosis 
  • Neurological treatment to improve limb or muscle strength, caused by stroke, Parkinson’s disease or traumatic brain injuries. Back pain can also benefit from physiotherapy
  • Sports injuries like tennis elbow, ligament and tendon tears etc
  • Post-burn injuries to prevent contractures
  • Musculoskeletal injuries like back pain
  • Joint mobilisations, improving muscle strength
  • Breathing exercises to prevent fluid accumulation in the lungs 
  • Any pediatric disorders, such as developmental delays or cerebral palsy in babies, children, and adolescents
  • Women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction

Physical therapy is the best way to recover from the above-mentioned conditions and other physical abnormalities.

How can Physical Therapy help you?

1. Reduce or eliminate pain

Through therapeutic activities, physical therapy can help people with chronic pain relief. Techniques are employed by a physical therapist to soften tissue, improve joint mobility, and restore muscle function. Other pain-relieving procedures will be carried out, including ultrasounds, taping, electrical stimulation, and dry needling.

2. Restore mobility

If you face difficulty standing, walking, and balancing, physical therapy is the best treatment to get back on your feet. It will increase your mobility by stretching and strengthening exercises to regain strength and proper balance.

3. Avoid surgery 

You may be scared to go under the knife. However, for some patients, it is unavoidable to treat chronic medical conditions. Still, physical therapy can help in recovering from meniscal tears, knee osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, rotator cuff tears, and degenerative disk disease. It is an alternative solution when you want to avoid invasive surgery.

4. Recover from any Injury 

Physical therapy is an effective way to heal your body from a sports injury. You can consult physical therapists that provide specific recovery treatment to increase your strength. Therapy includes exercises to recover your physical function and make you fit to play your sport.

5. Prevent the Negative Impact of Ageing

You can benefit from physical therapy if you are experiencing age-related issues. Osteoporosis, arthritis, and chronic joint pain can all worsen as we age and cause more discomfort in the bones, muscles, and joints. A physical therapist visits for joint pain and other medical issues should be frequent for elderly patients.

6. Address further health issues

You can get help from a physical therapist for medical conditions like diabetes, respiratory, and cardiovascular problems. In addition, a professional physical therapist can work with your specialist to improve your health.

Consult Now!

Consult a physical therapist to reduce your suffering and any chronic pain. CARE hospitals has the best physical therapists certified and licensed in various areas and provide required treatments based on the patient's health condition.





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