Physical therapy and physical rehabilitation improves mobility and motion, improving quality of life by increasing one’s ability to work and play. Improved mobility and motion also improve balance, which helps prevent falls and injuries.
Physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists are trained to work with their patients to expand, restore, and maintain motion. Therapists work with patients of all ages and all abilities.
One of the greatest reasons to try physical therapy and physical rehabilitation is to avoid surgery and drugs. A referral is not required unless your rehabilitation extends beyond 60 days, but physicians often refer their patients to physical therapy and rehabilitation because it can be equally effective at helping people recover from medical traumas and surgery (without the side effects!). Plus, it’s often a cheaper alternative to surgery and prescription drugs for conditions like back pain, degenerative disk disease, meniscal tears, and knee osteoarthritis.
Another reason patients choose physical therapy and physical rehabilitation is because it empowers them in their own healing process. Physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists collaborate with their patients, creating treatment plans that are customized for each patient’s needs and goals.
Absolute Wellness Center in Eugene, OR offers chiropractic medicine, sports medicine, physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, and massage. If you would like to learn more about our physical therapy program, please give us a call at 541-484-5777, or read more our physical rehabilitation program.
Source: The American Physical Therapy Association