What is physical therapy? There are a lot of misconceptions and confusion out there about the benefits of physical therapy. Lots of people don’t understand how physical therapy can help them. Today I am going to shed some light on how physical therapy can help you and your whole team.
You always have a choice in seeing the physical therapist that you choose. You also have a choice in seeing them first. You do not have to see a doctor prior to seeing a physical therapist. Majority of states have what is called direct access. You can go directly to a physical therapist to be treated for issues within their scope of practice. Call your physical therapist today. They will be happy to discuss your treatment options.
2. Injury Treatment
A physical therapist can help you recover from injury and surgery. This is commonly understood. However, it is often underestimated the importance of a physical therapist in this process. Injuries do not usually go away on their own. Injuries do not heal from rest or medication alone. Physical therapists are movement and recovery specialists. Evidence has shown that not only does physical therapy aid in the healing process but can cost the healthcare consumer less money over the episode of the injury.
It is well known that a physical therapist works with you when you have experienced an injury or have had surgery. A physical therapist works with people who are improving performance or want to move better. Physical therapists are the movement experts. They are able to help in a number of areas. Often by working with a physical therapist, some injuries could be prevented. The whole body is connected. In our busy lives, we often overlook what seems to be an insignificant change that can add up to a bigger problem down the road. If you have something that you want to work on that will improve your performance or just your mobility, don’t hesitate to reach out to a physical therapist today.
Physical therapy is a service that should be interwoven into your life. Your physical therapist should be a part of your team. They are able to help you manage the healthcare system. They are here with you throughout the highs and the lows. If you have questions about how physical therapy can help you, feel free to contact us here at Rider’s Edge to help you on your journey.
Farley Schweighart is a Physical Therapist who helps riders and their horses heal from injury, improve performance, and return to winning.