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Am I Eligible for Physical Therapy?

There’s no mistaking the many benefits physical therapy offers for people suffering from pain and mobility issues. Even though the advantages of physical therapy are generally well known, many people don’t know if therapy is a good choice to help them feel better — now and in the future.

Barbara Adonis, DC, and Heather Previll, PT, DPT, are skilled in holistic, patient-centered wellness therapies, including physical therapy designed to relieve current symptoms and prevent future problems in patients at Easy Reach Chiropractic. In this post, learn how physical therapy “works” and how to tell if it’s right for you. 

Physical therapy: The basics

One of the biggest advantages of physical therapy is that it’s a treatment that’s completely customizable. In fact, our team works with every patient individually to develop a therapy plan that’s entirely based on the patient’s type and severity of pain, underlying physical condition, lifestyle , and other individual characteristics.

Most plans include a combination of special exercises and stretches to improve flexibility, promote healing, increase strength, and support better mobility. Many activities can (and should) be performed at home for extended benefits.

Plus, we offer lifestyle guidance and education aimed at helping you play a more proactive role in relieving your pain, healing damaged tissues, and preventing similar problems in the future. 

Physical therapy works great as a standalone treatment, and it also works well in combination with other therapies, like chiropractic adjustments, massage, medication, and other holistic and traditional treatments.

Best candidates for physical therapy

Physical therapy can be an ideal solution for many women and men of all ages. It's an especially good choice for people with the following issues and problems.

Chronic pain

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain, including musculoskeletal pain and pain involving their nerves. Physical therapy techniques are ideal for targeting the source of pain, helping you heal and learn ways to prevent pain in the future.

Decreased mobility

Muscle and joint stiffness, neuromuscular disease, and just plain aging can all interfere with your ability to perform daily activities. By improving flexibility and strength, physical therapy improves mobility, so you can get back to your regular routines.

Age-related symptoms

Getting older presents lots of problems, including discomfort that can take a toll on your sleep and your activities. Physical therapy helps your body adjust to these changes, so you can enjoy a better quality of life.

Work-related symptoms

Work puts a lot of strain on your body, even if you spend your days sitting in front of a computer. Our team is trained in workplace therapies to help relieve muscle strain, improve posture, and improve ergonomics to relieve current symptoms and prevent problems in the future.

Balance and coordination problems

By focusing on muscle strength and overall flexibility, physical therapy can be a great choice for anyone dealing with balance or coordination issues. That includes people with nerve damage, arthritis, and degenerative conditions.

Sports injuries

Physical therapy helps your body recover faster and more fully following all types of sports injuries. Plus, we can help you learn techniques to prevent injuries in the future and improve your game, too.

Pregnancy-related discomfort

As your belly grows, your pregnancy discomfort can grow, too, especially in your back and your legs. Physical therapy helps you avoid pregnancy-related pain while preparing your body for the rigors of labor and delivery. It’s a great way to recover your strength following your delivery date, too.

Invest in better health

Bottom line: Physical therapy can be an appropriate and effective treatment for lots of people, whether you’re dealing with pain, recovering from an injury, or looking for ways to prevent problems in the future. 

The best way to find out if physical therapy is a good choice for you is to schedule a visit with our team. To learn more, request an appointment online or over the phone with the team at Easy Reach Chiropractic in Lake Worth and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, today.

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