The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is celebrating 100 years of physical therapy. Many people come to us not knowing why physical therapy is the right option for their treatment. So – why should you consider physical therapy?
Physical Therapists are movement experts.
Physical therapists are movement experts who team with physical therapist assistants to improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement. Your body is made for movement. In order to get you feeling back to normal, movement has to be part of your recovery process. Physical therapists work with people to set and achieve movement goals that are appropriate for their lifestyles. By practicing movements, strengthening muscles, and treating the whole body, physical therapists strive to get people back into action. And who better to go to for movement than the movement experts?
The evidence is clear.
Physical therapy is effective, safe, and the best first option for many symptoms and conditions you might experience in your life. Other treatments come with significant risks and side effects. Through a personalized recovery plan, dedicated participation in the therapy exercises, and patience in healing, Physical Therapy offers a non-invasive alternative to recovery from other treatment options. The effectiveness of physical therapy in recovery from muscle and joint injuries is strongly supported in the medical community and is often the first referral from a primary care physician.
You’re part of the team.
You get to participate in your care, with treatment plans that are specific to your body, your lifestyle, and your goals. Physical therapists tailor recovery plans to patients, help them identify realistic goals for their lifestyle, and maintain accountability throughout the recovery process. When you chose physical therapy for your recovery, you get to take ownership over how you feel and begin to understand how your body feels, moves, and recovers during exercises.
So, as we celebrate 100 years of physical therapy, Why has Physical Therapy made it a century? We’re movement experts.
Schedule an appointment today to begin your road to recovery.