5 Benefits and Reasons to Go to Physical Therapy

5 Key Benefits for Physical Therapy Physical therapy isn’t just for recovery after surgery. There are many reasons to go to physical therapy.  Here are 5:  

1. Avoid Surgery: For many injuries, physical therapy is effective enough to achieve total healing and prevent the need for surgery. Post-surgical care almost always includes physical therapy so why not do it beforehand and possibly avoid surgery entirely?  

2. Enhance Mobility: A targeted treatment plan can help injuries and chronic pain. Increasing your range of motion and flexibility will enable you to complete daily activities more easily. 

3. Pain Reduction: Pain can be significantly reduced or eliminated altogether with manual physical therapy and exercises. Seeing a physical therapist can often help reduce discomfort without the need for prescription medication.  

4. Stroke Recovery: Stroke patients can use physical therapy to regain strength, improve balance, and build coordination. 

5. Injury Prevention: Pro-active physical therapy is an excellent “maintenance plan” that helps prevent injuries caused by every day activities and sports.  

If you or someone who know has had a stroke, suffers from chronic pain, or has an injury, give us a call at 201-773-8851. Learn more about our services and what we treat here at Specialized Physical Therapy.