Most people think that seeing a physical therapist only happens after surgery or when you’ve sustained a severe injury. It’s true that physical therapy services are often required or recommended after such incidents. However, many people don’t realize that seeing a physical therapist offers more solutions than recovery after an injury!
- Determining Pain Sources. Seeing a physical therapist can be especially helpful if you are experiencing pain but aren’t sure of the source. When we experience pain in one location, it is often related to issues in another area. For example, low back pain can be associated with tight hip flexors or hamstrings. A physical therapist will assess pain points and determine the actual source of the pain before prescribing solutions.
- Mobility Improvement. Folks with mobility problems benefit greatly from seeing a physical therapist. Whether it’s stiff muscles, limited movement, or a body imbalance from one side to the other, physical therapy can address mobility issues at the source.
- Long-Term Solutions. The best part about physical therapy is that, when the tools given are applied correctly, long-term pain relief and better mobility are achieved. Whether it’s daily exercises or stretching or taking time to use hot and cold therapy to ease inflammation, your physical therapist can give you options to improve your everyday living.
At Encompass Chiropractic Centers, we have three convenient locations where you can work with a physical therapist to achieve better mobility and pain reduction. Contact us today to discuss your needs and schedule an appointment. We’ll see you soon!