Physical therapy is a healthcare specialty focused on treating various conditions related to movement and function. It involves the use of exercises, manual therapy, and other skilled techniques to improve mobility, reduce pain, and promote healing.
There are several mechanisms by which physical therapy works. It is a non-invasive treatment option. It does not involve the use of drugs or surgery, which can have side effects and risks. Instead, physical therapy focuses on natural and safe methods to promote healing and recovery.
Physical therapy aims to improve mobility and flexibility. Many injuries or conditions that affect movement and function can be treated with physical therapy. Physical therapists are trained to develop customized treatment plans that address the specific needs of each patient. These treatment plans may include exercises, stretches, and other techniques that help to improve range of motion, flexibility, and strength.
Physical therapy works by reducing pain. Pain is one of the most common reasons people seek physical therapy. Physical therapists are trained to use a variety of techniques to reduce pain, including manual therapy, modalities, and therapeutic exercises. These techniques can help to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and release endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers.
Physical therapy’s most powerful effect is the promotion of healing. When an injury or condition affects movement and function, it can take time for the body to heal. Physical therapy can help to speed up the healing process by promoting circulation, reducing inflammation, and providing the body with the nutrients it needs to heal.
THE ACTIVCORE DIFFERENCE
Not all physical therapy is the same. Unfortunately it has become commonplace for physical therapists to treat their patients in volume. They are juggling 2, 3 or even 4 people at the same time. Quality of care is compromised and so are the outcomes.
Activcore is different. We treat just one person at a time. Clients are also actively involved in their own care. It’s a collaborative process between the physical therapist and client where they work closely together as a team to develop a customized treatment plan, including ways to reduce the risk of future injuries. Furthermore, we go beyond your symptoms by looking at how your whole body works. This helps us target the root cause of the problem, rather than just treating the symptoms. When you combine the one-on-one attention with our holistic treatment approach, you get a physical therapy experience unlike any other.
All in all, physical therapy is a great option for anyone experiencing impaired movement function. When delivered the right way, it can improve mobility and flexibility, reduce pain, prevent disability, and promote healing so that you can get back to your normal activities and quality of life.
If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, please contact us to learn more.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are based on the opinion of the author, unless otherwise noted, and should not be taken as personal medical advice. The information provided is intended to help readers make their own informed health and wellness decisions.