Opt For Aquatic Therapy to Boost Your Well-Being 0

In today’s time, when pain, injuries, and chronic diseases are becoming more and more common, you can’t always rely on medicines to strengthen your body and to improve your overall well-being. Considering that the consumption of painkillers and other types… Read More

Chronic Pain Treatment: Medication and Injections 0

Chronic pain has a wide variety of triggers: injuries, congenital defects, diseases, and more. The root cause of chronic pain, however, has not yet been pinpointed. In addition, the various types of chronic pain could easily have different root causes.… Read More

Things to Think About When Moving 0

When moving to a new city, there are dozens of questions that need to be asked. Unfortunately, it is not as simple as having the mover drop off your boxes at a random address and calling it a day. Instead,… Read More

Here’s How Physical Therapy Can Improve Your Quality of Your Life 0

Whether you talk about people struggling with sports injuries like an ACL tear, patellofemoral syndrome ( a knee injury that occurs due to repetitive movement), hamstring strain, groning pull or chronic illnesses such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, they hardly think about treating their problem with non-invasive treatment. And that could be because they do not have a fair idea about the potential of drug-free and surgery-free treatments in relieving pain and promoting healing.  People either use medicines or opt for surgical treatments believing that these are the fastest ways of addressing their problem. But they fail to understand the fact that drugs and surgeries can have serious side effects such as fatigue, pain, loss of appetite, and bruising. Therefore it’s always better to consider non-invasive treatments as your first line of defense. You can opt for physical therapy, which is the most effective way of dealing with musculoskeletal pain and injuries without using drugs and surgeries.  Physical therapy has a tremendous potential to improve the quality of your life. It plays an indispensable role in accelerating your recovery.  And the best part is that it’s ideal for people of all ages.  So, whether you are a college student or someone in their 70s or 80s, you can rely on physical therapy for improving your overall wellbeing.  Seniors struggling with musculoskeletal conditions or chronic illnesses can benefit from physical therapy a lot.  According to NCBI, “Physical therapy and exercise are fundamental to the interdisciplinary approach to pain management in the elderly.” So no matter how old you are, if you are struggling with pain and discomfort, here is why you should consult a physical therapist.  Minimizing Pain Whether you are struggling with a condition like back pain & sciatica, neck pain, shoulder pain, hip & knee pain or a sports injury, you can rely on physical therapy to address your problem. Your physical therapist will check your range of motion, medical history, and will ask a wide range of questions about the signs and symptoms of your condition to figure out the primary source of your problem. Based on why you are experiencing pain and discomfort, your physical therapist will design a personalized care plan to meet your recovery goals.  They might include techniques like Kinesio taping, McConnell taping, manual therapy, and myofascial release, etc., in your care plan to relieve your pain. They might also use therapeutic exercise electrical stimulation and ultrasound for managing your pain.  You can also manage chronic pain with physical therapy. For example, if you are struggling with arthritis, you can seek physical therapy to improve your condition.  According to Bridle Trails Physical Therapy, “Physical therapy is one of the most important treatments for arthritis and makes a significant impact on your joint health.” Enhancing Flexibility If your injury or illness has reduced your flexibility by enhancing muscle and joint stiffness, then it’s better to consult a physical therapist to address your problem. Your physical therapist will incorporate therapeutic exercise in your care plan to decrease muscle and joint stiffness which will ultimately help in increasing your flexibility.   They will incorporate only those moves in your treatment plan that suit your requirements.  For example, if your knee is paining, they won’t ask you to perform an exercise that can put undue stress on it. Your therapist will choose the moves carefully and will also teach you how to carry out them correctly.  Restoring Mobility Are you struggling in carrying out physical activities due to reduced mobility? If so, consulting a physical therapist can prove to be utterly beneficial for you. Whether you are facing difficulty while standing, walking or running, seeing a well-trained and certified physical therapist can solve your problem.  They will include quality stretching and strength building moves in your care plan to restore your mobility.  You will see a tremendous improvement in your ability to move swiftly after a couple of physical therapy sessions.  Strengthening Muscles & Joints  Want to improve your muscle and joint health? If that’s true, consider taking the assistance of a reliable physical therapist, who has years of experience in offering quality treatments for problems linked to muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, and joints.  Your physical therapist will check your range of motion and your muscle and joint health before designing a care plan for you. They will incorporate different types of physical therapy techniques in your care plan to strengthen your muscles and joints.   From manual therapy and massage therapy to Kinesio taping and myofascial release, physical therapists use various powerful techniques to strengthen muscles and joints.  Preventing Surgeries  Consulting a competent physical therapist at the right time can help you avoid expensive surgeries. Physical therapy helps in relieving pain, reducing swelling, and accelerating the healing process, which eventually eliminates the requirement of going under the knife.  Apart from that, physical therapy can also help you avoid injuries in the future.… Read More

Keeping Your Child Healthy: Two Items To Prioritize 0

Once kids enter the picture, your life can feel like a free-for-all. Forget about your own schedule – just managing their school concerts, afternoon activities and play dates is practically a full-time job! One area of child-rearing logistics that may… Read More

The Importance of a Birthing Plan 0

When you decide you want to use a birthing center San Antonio has some options for you. Part of the appeal of a birthing center delivery is the control you and your partner have over everything. Here are some questions… Read More

4 Amazing Health Benefits of Owning a Horse 0

While pet ownership in general is definitely associated with good health and an improved sense of wellbeing, there’s really nothing quite like owning a horse in particular. If you have the means and the space necessary to properly care for… Read More

3 Common Knee Injuries 0

The knee joint is vulnerable to a variety of injuries due to its complexity. Injury to the knee can occur during work or recreation while performing activities such as running, jumping, lifting, pivoting, etc. Knee injuries and their accompanying pain… Read More

6 Ways to Be Content With What You Have 0

Feeling discontented with your life can be a miserable experience. On the other hand, it can be a powerful motivator to make changes in your life. All too often, however, we think overhauling our lives means changing external circumstances. But… Read More

How To Treat Migraines 0

As you already know if you’ve ever experienced a migraine, they are debilitating headaches that can prevent you from performing your normal activities, including work and recreation. Not only do migraine headaches involve intense pain but also other symptoms, such… Read More