If you have recently been involved in an accident where you obtained an injury, you might be wondering how to rehabilitate your body. Our office provides a variety of treatments that can help you start feeling better, but physical therapy is a great treatment for people to explore when their doctors prescribe it to them. There are many benefits of physical therapy. Please keep reading to learn more, then call our office to set up an appointment right away.
Why Do I Need Physical Therapy?
Let’s say you were riding your bike home from an outing one day. The sun is out, and you are temporarily distracted, looking up at the clear sky enjoying a summer’s day. You crash into a parked car and in the moments after your accident, you realize that you busted your knee.
You get rushed to the Emergency Room and need surgery to fix your knee. During your recovery, your doctor is explaining all of your limitations. You stay off of the leg with crutches for weeks. After a while, you are in a brace but can’t yet bend your leg.
Finally, you are allowed to bend your leg, but it has been so long since you’ve used your leg, the muscle has atrophied. This is when the benefits of physical therapy are relevant. Physical therapy is going to help you rehab that bum knee to progressively break up the scar tissue, rebuild the muscle, and protect it from further injury.
Without physical therapy, you are very likely to experience a longer healing time with a knee that is more prone to injury later in life. You want to take full advantage of our physical therapists who specialize in aiding injury recovery.
Benefits You Want from Physical Therapy
Start reaping the benefits of physical therapy right away. Here is what you can experience:
- Increased mobility
- More confidence in your body
- Less pain
- More freedom
- Further injury prevention
According to Medical News Today, physical therapy can also help you avoid future surgeries. If this is something that you want for yourself, call us right away.
What Would an Appointment Be Like?
Our rehab services extend beyond just the benefits of physical therapy. Depending on your condition, you can also receive massage, ultrasound therapy, paraffin wax, etc. You can expect that, during your physical therapy appointment, you will be shown exercises to do to help you rehab your injuries. You might be shown stretches as well.
This is going to be a treatment customized to your injuries, abilities, and point of recovery. Your first appointment with us is not going to be the same as the last one you have with us because you will hopefully be consistently improving.
Call Our Office Today to Learn More
If you want to learn more about the benefits of physical therapy, we are here to help you get started. We have injury doctors and physical therapists all under one roof for your convenience. Please give us a call and we would be happy to get you set up with us for an appointment. Let us help you get moving again so that you can enjoy your life.