Physical therapy can help a person to recover mobility and independence following an injury or surgical procedure. However, there are other important benefits of physical therapy that you may not be aware of. Here are 3:
- Drug-Free Treatment – Many doctors reach for the prescription pad to provide opioids for anyone suffering from pain. However, before taking a drug that can potentially lead to addiction and that carries risks of overdose and serious side effects, give physical therapy a try. Physical therapy can help to manage pain on a long-term basis, which has helped some patients to avoid opioids altogether.
- Non-Invasive Treatment – While physical therapy is often encouraged as a form of recovery following surgery, in non-emergency cases, physical therapy may actually be a non-invasive alternative to surgery. Before taking an elective surgery for back or neck pain, why not see if physical therapy can manage the pain effectively and help you to regain mobility.
- Overall Health Benefits – Physical therapy can do more than just help one recover from an injury. It can also assist with functional mobility, increasing one’s ability to perform normal everyday tasks. Balance can be improved, sports performance enhanced, and some methods of physical therapy can prove very relaxing such as massage or yoga re-education.
Benefiting from Physical Therapy Close to Home
If you live or work in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle or in the surrounding areas, Avant Physical Therapy is your hometown provider for drug-free, non-invasive treatment that provides overall health benefits. Call 206-686-4073 to schedule an appointment.