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7 Benefits You Didn’t Know About Physical Therapy

Posted by Renew Physical Therapy Portland on Sunday, July 1, 2018

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Physical therapy can treat numerous types of physical maladies, but it’s likely if you’ve never been diagnosed with a condition treatable by physical therapy, you may not know just how comprehensive this modality can be. Here are seven ways you can benefit from physical therapy.


1.      Physical Therapy Can Improve Mobility

The many diverse stretching and strengthening exercises, as well as massage and joint mobilization techniques performed during physical therapy, can improve your mobility.

2.      Physical Therapy Can Help With Aging Issues

Aging increases the risk of developing arthritis or osteoporosis but physical therapists can help manage these age-related conditions.

3.      Physical Therapy Can Help You Recover From Auto and Work Injuries

Early physical therapy intervention is highly recommended following physical injuries to eliminate inflammation and prevent onset of mechanical dysfunction that could otherwise lead to chronic pain.

4.      Physical Therapy Can Reduce or Eliminate Chronic Pain

Therapeutic exercises and manual therapy can be remarkably effective in not just quelling pain but in preventing its return.

5.      Physical Therapy Can Help Prevent Balance Issues

Physical therapy supports your balance, preventing falls and improving coordination.

6.      Physical Therapy Can Save You From Surgery

Often, physical therapy can eliminate the need for surgery, but when its unavoidable, physical therapy can help you go into surgery stronger and in better shape, resulting in a fast and healthy recovery.

7.      Physical Therapy Can Help You Recover from Sports Injuries

Your physical therapist can tailor treatment to your injury, your chemistry, and your specific needs, getting you back on the field ASAP.

Renew Physical Therapy utilizes soft tissue massage, joint and spinal mobilizations, and several therapeutic modalities to restore pain-free function. We make it our personal goal to ensure that every patient who walks through our door has a positive experience.

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