Patients who were seen by a physical therapist within 2 days of injury or pain reported less pain after 6 months than patients who waited 4 weeks before receiving therapy. ( July 2006 issue of the Clinical Journal of Pain)
Physical therapy is more cost efficient and has long lasting effects for limiting or getting rid of back pain. ( Wall Street Journal)
The most 4 most common reasons a person is referred for Physical Therapy are painful conditions of the Back, Neck Shoulder and Knee and rehab after orthopedic surgery.
What Is “Good” Physical Therapy?
#1 – It is “PHYSICAL” – Physical contact with the physical therapist and physical activity by the patient
#2 – The licensed Physical Therapist is doing things for you that you could not do yourself
#3 – The Physical Therapist is doing their own assessment of your condition
#4 – The Physical Therapist is looking for and finding the underlying cause of your condition
#5 – The Physical Therapist is using different evidenced based techniques to help you
Conditions That Are Best Helped By Physical Therapy.
- Joint Stiffness
- Muscle Spasm
- Difficulty Walking
- Decreased Function