Why Physical Therapy

1. Who are physical therapists?

  • Highly educated, licensed health care professionals
  • Help reduce pain, improve function and mobility, avoid or help prepare for surgery
  • Educate patients to prevent or manage conditions to achieve long term health benefits
  • Have a graduate degree from an accredited university- masters or doctorate
  • Most specialized education to restore movement and improve function

2. What to expect from a physical therapy

  • Combination of treatments, blending science and art to prevent or manage your condition
  • Your therapist will develop a plan of care using evidence based treatment techniques to maximize your recovery and promote injury prevention
  • Treatments that suit your specific needs and not a generalized program

3. Benefits

  • Improve mobility and motion
  • Reduce the risk of injury
  • Improve balance and prevent falls
  • Provide a conservative option to surgery
  • Managing pain without long-term use of medication

*Adapted from www.moveforwardpt.com