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TOP 10 REASONS TO CHOOSE PT FIRST

10/25/16 12:50 PM

 

Do more than mask the pain, reduce or eliminate it. 

 

Exercise and manual therapy (including soft tissue and joint mobilizations) can help relieve pain, restore mobility and function and help reduce or eliminate pain. Pain is often cyclical and can be minimized or eliminated with musculoskeletal mobility.

 

 

 

Learn how to help treat yourself and become empowered with your care

 

There really isn’t a magic wand at PT! A Physical Therapist will do more than just address your injury or involved body part. We will look at you as a whole person and empower you with your care, giving you plenty of education and ways you can help yourself.

 

 

Become more active!

Learn to care for your body instead of suffer. There are so many studies that show that activity for 30 minutes per day helps to maintain healthy systems, from head to toe. A Physical Therapist promotes total health and wellness and can often be a good motivator to get you on track with your goals!

 

 

 

Prevent surgery

Often times, musculoskeletal injuries can be treated by PT and you can avoid surgery all together. The key is to get to know a PT soon after an injury so your pain and limitations do not become irreversible. Talk with your physician ASAP! 

 

 

PT is both restorative and preventative

You can recover from an injury but prevent one also. Often times, when left untreated, musculoskeletal injuries can “snowball” to include other muscles and joints that were originally uneffected. It really is true when they say “your hip bone is connected to your knee bone”.

 

 


Improve mobility
If you’re having some trouble standing, walking or even moving, no matter what your age, PT can help! Strengthening and stretching exercises can help to restore your ability to move. PT’s can properly fit you for a cane, crutches or any other assistive device or assess a need for any orthotics (shoe inserts or lifts). We customize a care plan, whatever the activity you want to get back to, if it is important to you, it is important to us too! This can be individually adapted to ensure maximal performance and safety.

 

 


Manage diabetes, heart disease and cardiopulmonary issues better
As part of overall diabetes management, exercise can help to effectively control blood sugar. Additionally, people with diabetes may have sensation issues in their feet. PT’s can help to provide and educate you on proper foot care to prevent further problems.

With precautions provided by your Physician as needed, PT can help to improve quality of endurance, function and general activity levels. There is even a specific form of Physical Therapy, Cardiac Rehabilitation, designed with specific cardiovascular rehabilitation in mind; this is coupled with monitoring of vital signs during exercise.

 


Manage women’s health topics
Women have more specific health concerns, such as pregnancy and post-partum care (Taryn Bader, PT is our women’s health specialist in our Onondaga Hill office).

Women have specific health concerns, some revolving around pregnancy and post-partum care. Physical therapists can offer specialized management. PT can also provide specialized treatment for fibromyalgia, pelvic pain, poor core strength and low back pain.

 

 


GET STRONGER!
A strong body is a healthy body.

 

 


Manage age related issues.
Advanced age does not mean you are old. Old is a mental thing. But your body doesn’t always know what you’re up to. Things like arthritis and balance deficits can often come hand in hand with age, but that does not mean you have to live with it. A PT will design a specific program for you that will improve mobility and minimize pain and limitations.



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Written by Mary Smith.

Mary Smith, PT is currently practicing as a Physical Therapist in our Baldwinsville office. She specializes in (and enjoys) treating injured runners to get them back to their craft, or simply reaching their best.

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