Everyone aspires to live a healthy, fit, and active lifestyle by increasing their strength. However, this type of lifestyle is not always easy to achieve, especially for those who suffer from chronic pain. Fortunately, physical therapy is an excellent resource for relieving pain and achieving fitness goals.
If you want to live a healthier lifestyle but aren’t sure where to begin, give our office a call today! We’ll design a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs so you can achieve your objectives using the most effective methods for you.
What are the benefits of physical therapy?
Whatever your reason for seeking physical therapy services, the goal remains the same. Perhaps you’re still dealing with the aftereffects of an injury. Maybe you’re recovering from surgery and trying to regain your range of motion. Maybe your joints aren’t what they used to be, and you’re looking for some relief. Whatever the case may be, our physical therapists are committed to relieving your pain and restoring your physical health.
A physical therapist is a movement specialist who has received training in analyzing strength mobility issues with walking, running, jumping, bending, stretching, and nearly every other type of physical activity.
Your physical therapist can identify your problem areas and develop a tailored treatment plan to address them. Patients strengthen their muscles and joints, improve their balance, build endurance, and experience pain relief through in-office sessions and at-home exercises, all without the unwanted harmful risks of drugs or surgery.
I want a healthier lifestyle. Where do I start?
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires effort, but once you get into a routine, it becomes much easier. Eating nutritious foods will increase your strength, for example, is one of the simplest ways to improve your health (although we know those sweets are hard to kick.)
Physical activity is the most difficult habit to form, especially if you are hampered by chronic pain. Some people try to mask their symptoms with anti-inflammatory or pain-relieving medications, while others, sadly, abandon the idea of being active entirely. Fortunately, with the help of a physical therapist, you can reclaim your pain-free, healthy lifestyle and get back to doing the things you enjoy.
How does physical therapy work?
Physical therapy is typically divided into three stages: pain relief, strengthening, and functional integration. Some patients are nervous to begin physical therapy treatment, but you should know that this method of pain relief is safe, natural, and effective. Physical therapy is intended to relieve pain and strengthen muscles, and your physical therapist will ensure that your treatment plan does not cause you any pain or discomfort. This is accomplished through a variety of treatment options, including ice and heat therapies, stretching, bracing, and ultrasound.
Movement is the key to an active lifestyle. Your physical therapist will create your treatment plan to include specific movements that will improve your strength, flexibility, balance, and overall mobility. They will demonstrate many of these exercises in the clinic, and will also provide you with some simple ones that you can do at home.
Physical therapy allows you to live the life you want, free of painful limitations. Your physical therapist is as committed as you are, and will encourage you to achieve all of the goals you set for yourself at the start.
Your personalized treatment plan
At our clinic, we understand that each patient is unique. That is why we tailor each treatment plan to the specific needs of each patient. When you arrive for your first appointment, your physical therapist will run a series of diagnostic tests that will provide them with a better idea of where to start with treatments.
These tests will assess your pain, balance, range of motion, and overall function. Your physical therapist will also inquire about your medical history. After all of this information has been gathered, your physical therapist will develop a personalized treatment plan to assist you in reaching your health objectives.
Contact Pittman Physical Therapy today!
Look no further if you want to improve your health, strength, and physical activity. Our dedicated team can help you reach your goals, even if you’re dealing with pain. Request an appointment with us today and get started on the path to a healthier and happier lifestyle!