Of course, pain is what brings most people to a physical therapist, so it’s no surprise that it provides effective pain relief for various injuries and medical conditions. Physical therapists utilize many different techniques to help injuries and medical conditions, including exercises, stretches, soft tissue mobilization, and icing or heating injuries. This allows patients to feel much more comfortable as they heal safely.
After something like a sports injury, many people worry about getting reinjured after recovering. The injured area is often much weaker after it has healed, as you haven’t been able to use it like you normally would, which can make another injury more likely. Physical therapy helps you build muscle and improve mobility in the injured area, which can keep you safe as you heal. Some might also learn methods of preventing more injuries from occurring, such as senior citizens who can benefit from learning to prevent falls.
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