The Advantages of Physical Therapy

The Advantages of Physical Therapy

Our body is the most complex machine on the planet. Like every other machine, our body, too, suffers from errors in functioning, damage, and wear and tear. The spare parts needed for our body are our white blood cells and our immune system. And our mechanic can be either a doctor or a physical therapist. A doctor will most commonly recommend medication for the ailment you might be suffering from or order a surgery. Medication can have its side effects on our body and certain antibiotics can even affect your immunity. Moreover, recovery from surgery can painful. Physical therapy, on the other hand, has no side-effects on the body, unless you count the long, sound sleep you get after a session as one!  The advantages of physical therapy are so many that it is also being recommended by doctors in many cases as an alternative to medication or surgery.
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What are the advantages of physical therapy?
Physical therapy is a boon for people who have suffered physical injuries to the muscles and bones or those who are suffering from mental disorders and heart diseases. Physical therapy is even known to treat symptoms of cancer and the aftereffects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. A physical therapist can help you with various injuries and ailments of the body.

  • Helps with insomnia
    Insomnia occurs due to everyday hassles and makes it almost impossible to get proper sleep. Physical therapy targets the stress and relaxes tensed muscles so you can have a sound sleep.
  • Helps with sports injuries
    Indulging in sports is the best way to keep up your health and stay fit. But sports also brings with it injuries and pain. Sports injuries are sudden and painful. Tearing up of muscles, sprains, knee injuries, dislocations or joint pains are some of the cases that require special attention by a physical therapist. Physical therapies designed for sports injuries help in the repair of muscles naturally and recover from joint dislocations.
  • Helps with a back muscle strain
    Generally, people who work desk jobs and have long routines of sitting at one place with their neck stuck out to the computer screens, have troubles with their back. This problem can also occur in people who have to deal with heavy lifting in their daily routines. Back muscle strain is a condition that comes forth due to increased tension in the back muscles or tearing of muscles. Physical therapy can help in speedy recovery from back muscle strains by inducing prolonged relaxation of the muscles.
  • Helps with arthritis
    One of the most important advantages of physical therapy includes the treatment of arthritis and joint pains. Arthritis is a condition that is caused by the excess of uric acid in the body. This forms crystals in the joints and other tissues of the body. People with arthritis experiencing problems with motor skills can benefit from physical therapy.
  • Helps prevent injuries
    Physical therapy, as the name suggests, deals with the assessment of the tissues of the whole body. It detects the weak points in the muscles, tendons, and joints. The physical therapist then devices an exercise plan that targets those weak points and helps strengthen them, thus preventing injuries.
  • Helps recover from a stroke
    When a stroke hits, some of the muscles get weak and lack proper functioning. Physical therapy aims at those weak spots, helps in recovery from the effects of a stroke and improves the mobility and balance of your body.

There are countless advantages of physical therapy. If you’re suffering from physical pain, sports injuries, stroke or even diabetes, contact our physical therapist at In-Home Physical Therapy and Massage. The therapist will design an exercise and massage routine for you for a speedy recovery.