What Can Physical Therapy Do for Me?

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy (PT) is considered a conservative treatment method addressing the treatment, healing, and prevention of injuries and disabilities. PT focuses primarily, but not solely, on pain relief, promoting healing, and restoring function and movement associated with injury. Other areas within physical therapy are ergonomic (body mechanics) training, fitness/ wellness, and especially education and prevention.

Physical therapists are experts in improving mobility and motion. Pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of daily life, your ability to earn a living, pursue your favorite leisure activities, and so much more. Physical therapists are medical experts in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and work closely with physicians. The physical therapists at Home Health CC evaluate your movement patterns, identify the cause of your pain, and work to eliminate it.

While every patient’s condition is unique, your physical therapist will use a variety of gentle hands-on techniques, exercises, and equipment to relieve pain quickly and restore your function to optimum levels. The overall goal is to restore pain-free mobility and function and to prevent the injury or pain from recurring.

While surgery and prescription drugs can be the best course of treatment for certain diagnoses, there is increasing evidence demonstrating that conservative treatments like physical therapy can be equally effective (and cheaper) for many conditions.  Choose a Home Health CC PT first!  PT doesn’t have side effects or use harmful drugs.

A physical therapist could…

  • Reduce or eliminate pain
  • Avoid surgery
  • Improve mobility
  • Recover from stroke
  • Recover from or prevent sports injuries
  • Improve overall balance and prevent falls
  • Manage diabetes and vascular conditions
  • Manage heart and lung disease
  • Manage Women’s health and other conditions
  • Help an elderly man learn how to walk again after a hip fracture, so he can remain independent in his own home.
  • Teach exercises to a patient after knee surgery so he can strengthen the muscles around the repaired knee.
  • Train and encourage an amputee to return to her everyday activities using a prosthetic limb.
  • You love playing outdoors with your kids, but can’t anymore due to a herniated disc. Your physical therapist will work with you to create a specific treatment program that will speed up your recovery, including exercises and stretches that you can do at home.

Contact Home Health CC today for more information about our Licenced Physical Therapists.

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