October is National Physical Therapy Month. Think you might be a good candidate for physical therapy? Here are some frequently asked questions about Physical Therapy and physical therapists to get you started.
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy is a type of rehabilitative health care that uses exercises and equipment to help people improve or regain their physical abilities. A physical therapist is someone who provides this type of care.
Who should get physical therapy?
Anyone could need physical therapy at some point in life. Physical therapy helps people to regain or improve their ability to move and perform daily activities in their lives. People may need physical therapy after an injury, after having a stroke, after surgery, or after being diagnosed with a chronic illness or health condition.
How does physical therapy work?
A physical therapist will work with you to identify what challenges you’re facing and the best ways to meet them. An individualized plan will be devised to meet the goals of treatment, whether that means regaining functional independence and being able to return to a normal life or simply developing good habits to live a healthier life. The plan will include different exercises and treatments done in the clinic to help you meet your goals. You may also have to do some exercises at home.
What conditions can physical therapy help with?
Physical therapy can help with a number of conditions. These include arthritis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, balance disorders, brain injury, back pain, cerebral palsy, changes to the body before and after pregnancy, concussions, heart and stroke rehabilitation, incontinence, infant disabilities, limb amputations, long-term breathing problems, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, orthopedic injuries, neck pain, neurological or nerve disorders, pain management, Parkinson’s Disease, recovery after an injury or surgery, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, TMJ, and many more. Physical therapy can also be a great source of information and education about fitness and wellness.
In addition to physical therapy, Bon Secours In Motion also provides diabetes counseling, nutrition and weight loss counseling, occupational therapy, massage therapy, speech therapy, and sports performance services.
Interested in learning more? Contact Bon Secours In Motion today.