For several decades now, physical therapy has been widely used in helping people to rehabilitate and recover from various illness and injuries. With the help of Physical Therapists, patients have been able to benefit immensely from their general heath and mobility. This health care profession may also include neurological and cardiopulmonary conditions and not just “physical”.
How Physical Therapy Boosts Health
Boosts quick recovery
Quick recovery is always the priority for the majority of patients. Injuries that involve joints, muscles and ligaments tend to become stiff and less flexible if proper exercise is not practiced. This will lead to the injuries taking longer to heal completely. But with the right therapy exercise, the recovery time can be shorten leading to the patient regaining full health in no time. One particular example is where the therapists perform an optimized therapy on a patient based on the patients illness or injuries.
Improve motion and mobility
Physical therapists are known for improving patient’s mobility. Movements without experiencing pain are important for a quality and healthy life. Through the therapy, patients can regain original movement capabilities sometimes even if the patient was paralyzed. Mobility is considered to be crucial in our health as it helps reduce heart attack, blood pressure, and knee arthritis, especially in adults.
Avoid drug prescriptions and surgery
Though surgery and drug prescription can be considered as the best alternative for treating certain diagnoses, physical therapy is however increasingly being considered as equally effective and inexpensive options for several other conditions. Back pain, for example, is widely known for being cost effective when being treated through therapy as opposed to treating it through surgery and injections which are less healthy.
Improve body fitness
Physical therapy will help patients on improving their body fitness level as it helps them to exercise. Patient’s body will slowly get accustomed to the workouts, and the body muscles and joints will loosen up and get used being active as the patient stretches. Research from the American Heart Association has shown that programs like aquatic therapy can be able to combat various health problems associated with sedentary lifestyle.
Physical therapy primarily helps patients to get back to their normal selves, where they have free pain and suffering life. As patients regain their full body movement, they can enjoy physical independence and at the same time maintain healthy life balance where illness like heart failure and conditions like obesity are not a problem anymore.