Written by: Alena Walwrath, PTA
Physical therapy restores movement and function, eliminates pain and the need for pain medication, and helps prevent future injuries. If this sounds like something you could use in your life, keep reading.
Before I worked in a physical therapy clinic as a physical therapy assistant, I was a patient. From that experience, one of the things that drew me to the field of physical therapy was that I learned how to manage my symptoms and my care plan took into account my personal goals and daily activities. For me, that meant being able to work at a computer and run without pain. By the end of my treatment, I got to the point where I could do prescribed exercises on my own and continue to increase my strength while keeping pain levels at a minimum. Looking back, I wish I found out about physical therapy sooner.
How could physical therapy help you live your best life? Would it mean being able to dress in the morning, walk around the block, or reach overhead into a cabinet? Could physical therapy help you to drive your car to work without pain or pick up your grandchild?
To meet your needs, there are many different settings that physical therapists practice in including outpatient clinics, hospitals, patient’s homes, nursing homes, hospices, schools, educational settings, fitness and sports facilities, and work settings.
How can we help you reach your health and fitness goals? To learn more about how physical therapy can make a difference in your life, go to https://www.choosept.com/.