The other day we wrote about chronic pain, the difficulties in living with that pain and raising awareness about it.
Today is a day to think about physical therapy and how physical therapy can help you and I with some of the incidental or chronic pain we experience.
For example, your issue may have been caused by an injury and you need help getting your body back to normal.
In other instances it may be that you’ve developed chronic pain and the physical therapy helps you manage the condition. Physical therapists are there to help in both cases.
Your personal experience with a physical therapist may have convinced you how important sessions with them can be. Discussions about the pain and then strengthening muscles so you can better support yourself is usually the way to begin.
We know of a friend who was diagnosed with scoliosis or curvature of the spine later in life. Walking distances had become painful and consequently managing day-to-day activities became difficult.
Sessions with a physical therapist focused on pain points and then strengthening the core and right hip muscle. Manipulating areas of tightened muscles began the healing process.
In addition, exercises given by the therapist were done at home. What followed was a change in that person’s life. They could support taking longer walks and living life to their fullest.
Perhaps you are a person who has never needed physical therapy. You are very lucky if that is the case.
For those of us who have been aided by a great physical therapist, we know how skillful they are and how much they can restore us to a stronger self.
Private Home Health Care supports the critical role that physical therapists share in private settings, hospitals and schools. We salute their work today.