The goal of physical therapy is to alleviate pain and restore or improve your body’s function and mobility. A physical therapist has years of training in how to help your body heal and ways to optimize its function. This could mean getting back to work (occupational therapy), or exceeding performance milestones in sports. Here are some of the reasons you might want to see a physical therapist.
Whether you have osteoarthritis or an acute injury, joint pain can seriously interfere with your activities. Physical therapists can help find the underlying cause of joint pain. You will learn how to move so that pain is minimized while retaining mobility. Adjoining muscles are strengthened to support a healthy way of moving the joint with less stress and pain.
Regaining strength after a fracture
Broken bones take time to heal. The muscles in the limb or area of the fracture become atrophied during the period of inactivity. A physical therapist helps build the muscles back up safely, without harming the recently injured bone.
Physical therapists play an important role both before and after orthopedic surgery. Your physical therapist will tell you what to expect before, during, and after surgery. You will create a plan together for your rehabilitation post-op. Physical therapy contributes to better treatment outcomes, less pain, and faster healing.
Whether injured in a sport or other accident, or the result of bad posture or other repetitive activity, muscle pain can almost always be reduced or eliminated through physical therapy. Exercises, water therapy, the use of modalities or dry needling can all be extremely effective in relieving muscle pain, either alone or in combination.
If you have pain from an orthopedic condition or sports injury, the certified physical therapists at Endeavor Rehab Center can help. Call (512) 284-7192 for your consultation today. We have convenient physical therapy locations in Austin and Round Rock, Texas.