Why You Need a Physical Therapist on Your Healthcare Team?
With health in sharp focus as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, now may be a good time to look at the team of experts you have in place and see if there are any improvements you could make in your Healthcare Team.
You probably have a family doctor, dentist, and optometrist. Maybe you have some specialist physicians, a trainer, or a massage therapist.
If a physical therapist isn’t a part of your healthcare team, you’re missing out on taking care of a big part of your health. To understand why you need a physical therapist, you need to understand what they do.
Here at Orthocare Physical Therapy Center, we believe that it is worth taking a look at having a PT in your healthcare team.
Why you ask! We will tell you!
Physical Therapists Help You Do Things
The American Physical Therapy Association defines PTs as “health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.”
So physical therapists help you do things that you have trouble with. That could be going for a hike, playing with kids, or getting through a day of work without pain.
Physical Therapists Reduce Pain
Chronic pain is a huge problem worldwide. A big part of that is low back pain. Statistically, around 80% of people will have low back pain in their lifetimes. Physical therapists are trained to treat pain without surgery or medications. If you have back pain, an arthritic knee, or an old injury that won’t go away, a PT can help.
Physical Therapists Keep You Healthy as part of the Healthcare Team
The APTA says that “PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.” That means that a physical therapist can help you determine your risk for injury. We can help you choose the right fitness program, and improve the quality of your life by improving your health and ability to move.
Physical Therapists Can Help You Live Longer
The risk of many of the leading causes of death can be reduced by exercise. Some conditions would include heart disease, cancer, lung disease, diabetes, and stroke. We will help you find the right exercise program by helping you move better with less pain. A PT could help you live longer by helping you make healthy lifestyle choices.
Overall, Physical therapists have a unique set of skills and expertise that can do a lot to improve your health and quality of life. If you don’t have one, consider adding one to your healthcare team.
Do not wait until you are injured to see your physical therapist. In fact, we prefer you proactively seek and meet us!.
Getting minor problems fixed early means fewer visits to the PT, less pain, and not having your workouts put on hold by injury.
We will help you with your shoulder, back, hip, knee, ankle pain or other issues.
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