The freedom to move, be active, and maintain independence is crucial to your health and quality of life. For some individuals, pain makes movement a challenge. In fact, pain is one of the number one reasons people seek healthcare. Physical Therapists are experts in movement who can help you reduce pain and improve mobility to get you back to enjoying your favorite activities. Working with a physical therapist can also:
- Improve balance and function to promote safety
- Allow you to recover from injury and prevent future re-injury
- Avoid surgery
- Manage pain and chronic conditions
- Reduce the use of prescription pain medications
In addition to all the ways we help you recover from an injury or surgery, there are many other reasons to work with a physical therapist. If your health has been impacted by illness, you have had to significantly decrease your activity due to COVID-19 isolation, or you are dealing with pain and looking for non-pharmaceutical ways to recover, we can help you too!
According to the American Physical Therapy Association (White Paper: Beyond Opioids, June 2018) “National surveys have found that chronic pain, defined as pain lasting longer than 3 months, affects approximately 100 million American adults and that the economic costs attributable to such pain approach $600 billion annually… The source of pain for any individual can vary, whether it’s an underlying illness such as heart disease or cancer, an injury experienced recently or long ago, or the lingering effects of a medical procedure.” What is physical therapy’s role? “The CDC’s recommendations point to “high-quality evidence” that treatments provided by physical therapists are especially effective at reducing pain and improving function in cases of low back pain, fibromyalgia, and hip and knee osteoarthritis. Additionally, a number of studies show the efficacy of physical therapist interventions in preventing, minimizing, and, in some cases, eliminating pain in patients post-surgery, in patients with cancer, and in other clinical scenarios.”
If you or someone you love is dealing with pain, we can help. At MVPT, we work with people of all ages and abilities, and empower our patients to be an active part of their own recovery. As a member of your medical team, your physical therapist is specially qualified to provide hands-on care, educate you on your condition, and prescribe exercises to help you build strength and stamina in a safe way to reduce the likelihood of injury. Call our office at 603-626-4205 or complete this form and we will contact you.