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Published on March 07, 2018

Physical Therapist and Patient

The Benefits of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist and PatientWhen physical disabilities make it difficult for patients to move around and do everyday tasks, physical therapy can often times make life easier. Physical therapists can address congenital disabilities, or disabilities caused by accident or illness. A physical therapist, in many cases, can help their patients avoid the often unnecessary risks and expenses of surgery.

10 Benefits of Physical Therapy*

  1. Reduce or Eliminate pain
  2. Avoid Surgery
  3. Improve Mobility
  4. Recover from a Stroke
  5. Recover from or Prevent a Sport Injury
  6. Improve Your Balance and Prevent Falls
  7. Manage Diabetes and Vascular Conditions
  8. Manage Age-Related Issues
  9. Manage Heart and Lung Disease
  10. Manage Women’s Health and Other Conditions

PIH Health Orthopedic Surgeon Kyle Low MD, an expert on a full range of orthopedic procedures says, “When treating my patients, I try to start with non-operative options like therapy, medications, or injections. If those options fail, I will consider surgery, but that’s my last resort.”

To learn more about Physical Therapy, visit https://www.pihhealth.org/services/rehabilitation-services/physical-therapy/

*Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, https://www.burke.org/blog/2015/10/10-reasons-why-physical-therapy-is-beneficial/58

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