Some people avoid physical therapy like the plague. If this sounds like you, you should reconsider. You will regret not going to physical therapy if you have:
- Back pain
- Knee pain
- Wrist pain
- Other treatable injuries.
In this article we will cover three incredible benefits of physical therapy:
1. Save money
Many people refuse to go to physical therapy because it can be expensive. However, this is the wrong way to look at things. Physical therapy will actually save you money in the long run.
Physical therapy will treat your injury so you won’t have to resort to costly surgeries. Most surgeries aren’t covered by insurance and can cost thousands of dollars.
2. Reduce pain
Physical therapy will help you recover from your injury. You will continue to suffer for weeks, months, and even years to come if you do not rehab your injury properly.
In addition, you will likely use painkillers. Painkillers are costly and dangerous. Tylenol causes thousands of deaths per year.
Painkillers mask the pain from your injury. Physical therapy reduces or eliminates the pain.
3. Improve your mobility
Your physical therapist will give you exercises that improve the flexibility and mobility of your joint. After a few sessions of physical therapy you will likely notice that you can move around easier. This is especially true if you treat a knee or back injury.
Patients at our practice report that they enjoy walking, exercising, and playing sports more because they feel less stiff and more athletic.
These are just a few of the many benefits of physical therapy at FirstCare Medical Center of Highland and New Paltz. You owe it to yourself to heal your injuries. You will live a better, healthier life and save money. Physical therapy is well worth your time and money.