Who are Physical Therapists?
Physical therapists are licensed health care professionals who help people reduce or manage pain and restore or improve mobility. Thanks to PTs or Physical Therapists, these goals can be achieved without going through surgery that may be very expensive for you. Physical Therapists can also help people avoid using long term prescriptions. Therefore, people can dodge side effects of such medications.
Physical therapists also help people or patients manage their conditions. Aside from that, they can also educate patients on how to manage themselves, so that they won’t hurt themselves again while doing their everyday work.
What’s stopping you from visiting your physical therapist? You probably have so many fears: fears of pain, false expectations, medications, etc. However, going to the therapist if you think you need to is a must. When you feel something unusual about your body, it is always necessary to have it checked and fixed right away before the small problem turns worse.
You may have a lot of questions in mind before driving down to the therapist’s clinic. But things first: how do you choose your physical therapist?
Remember, choosing the right therapist is one important key to getting good results. You have the freedom to choose your therapist. If you sought the doctor’s advice and he tells you that you need a physical therapist to get something treated, the doctor will refer you to one who is just right for you. If, however, you are not comfortable with your therapist, you have the freedom to choose another one.
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Do you have an appointment with your physical therapist later or tomorrow? First things first: congratulations for finally admitting that something is wrong with you. A lot of people would convince themselves that there’s nothing wrong with them, but that is where complications usually start.
So it is your first time to visit a PT for examinations? Do not be nervous. For sure, you will be in good hands. But of course, being nervous is part of it, for you do not usually know what will happen when you get there. Especially for people who are terrified with pain or the agliophobic and the aichmophobics, the thought of hospital apparatus can be a little obscene. Don’t worry about those things. Continue reading
When you’re working hard enough, it does not always necessarily mean that at the end of the day, you should feel sick and very tired. This is especially for those who spend most of their work hours with their butts glued in their seats and their eyes to the computer’s monitor or the laptop’s screen. If you are one of those people, you are most prone to pains: nape, back, and even in other parts of your body.
Going to a physical therapist means only one thing – you want to get your full range of motion back and to remove the pain when doing so. The cause of your restricted movement and pain may be because of an injury, an accident, an illness or a disease but it is the physical therapists job to get you back to how you were before it all happened or darned close to it.
Now, visiting a physical therapist can be a scary proposition for some but if you prepare yourself you can get not only the answers you seek but also the healing you want and need so you can be your old self again. This means being prepared so your initial and subsequent visits are productive such that it can bring you one step closer each time to your complete recovery. Continue reading
If you find it hard to move or your range of motion is limited and you’re suffering pain because of it then physical therapy can help. With physical therapy you can get back that range of motion that you’ve lost and lose the pain in the process so you can get back to your feet (literally and figuratively) in no time at all.
Whether from an injury or from a debilitating illness or disease physical therapy can help you recover from it and avoid future injury or strengthen the area affected by the illness. You will be able to live with the injury or illness without losing much in the way of motion or enjoyment of life.
There are a number of injuries or illnesses that physical therapy can help you with. Chances are if you have any of these you can get physical therapy for it so you can get back up again and continue living the way you’ve always have. Continue reading
For those who have suffered an injury or debilitating disease that pretty much limited their range of movement and made them suffer pain in the process then physical therapy is a godsend. After all, it is a field wherein the patient is rehabilitated so that they get their range of motion back, improve their physical functionality to what it was before the injury or disease and relieve them of their pain as much as possible.
The person that helps them do all this is the physical therapist. He is the well trained, well educated person whose job it is to do all of the things mentioned above for the sake of their patients. They use a variety of tools at their disposal from diagnosis to exercise to massages in order to accomplish all this. Continue reading