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How Does Physical Therapy Help With Recovery

Anyone who has an injury, disability, or disease knows how hard it can be to regain your mobility, function, and independence as you begin to recover. Recovering from any condition takes time, dedication, and professional medical assistance. This is precisely when you will need the expert help of a physical therapist.

Physical therapists, or PTs, are professionals who are licensed by the state in which they work and trained to use a variety of techniques, which can be personalized depending on a patient’s condition.

When you undergo physical therapy, you will be evaluated and treated with an eye toward alleviating your pain and improving your mobility and function. Almost anyone can benefit from physical therapy, including athletes, and those with certain long-term health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis.

So how exactly does physical therapy help with your recovery? Let us count the ways:

A patient’s physical therapy treatment plan may consist of a variety of components, including stretching (which can help inhibit scar formation), strengthening (to improve endurance and function and prevent future injury), and various methods to stimulate blood flow (such as with massage, ultrasound, ice/heat therapy) that can boost healing.

Health Care and PT Clinic for Recovering Patients

If you in the process of recovery from injury or surgery, do not hesitate to see a physical therapist for better and quicker healing. Make plans to visit the Lynx Healthcare location nearest you by calling (509) 591-0070 or request an appointment now.

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