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October is Physical Therapy Month!

You may already know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but did you know it’s also Physical Therapy Month? This month at United Rehab Physical Therapy, we want to bring awareness to our practice by acknowledging the many benefits associated with physical therapy. Physical therapy helps people of all ages with various conditions, illnesses, and injuries. Many doctors will refer their patients to physical therapy at the first sign of a problem rather than immediately resorting to surgery.

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a treatment method suggested by many doctors when an injury or illness has made it difficult or prevented you from completing everyday tasks. The aim of physical therapy is to relieve your pain and help you work towards restoring function and movement. Through physical therapy, you will also learn ways to prevent your injury from recurring or ways to manage the situation in the future.

Physical therapy can also be narrowed down to fit your specific condition. There are different types of physical therapists out there that specialize in certain medical areas. At United Rehab Physical Therapy, the various conditions we treat fall into these areas:

  • Orthopedic

  • Recovery post-surgery

  • Sports-related injury

  • Exercise rehabilitation

  • Spinal rehabilitation

  • Vestibular

  • Fall prevention

  • Balance rehabilitation

Why You Might Visit Us

There are various reasons your doctor may suggest you make an appointment with a physical therapist. There are many ways in which we can help you recover from your injury or condition that you may not even know of. Some conditions that physical therapists normally treat include but are not limited to:

  • Rehabilitation after having a stroke

  • Pain relief

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Fractures

  • Arthritis

  • Recovery or prevention from a sports related injury

  • Adapting to an artificial limb

Benefits of Physical Therapy:

By visiting a physical therapist, you can begin to strengthen certain parts of the body that may have been giving you trouble in the past, or learning new ways to use muscles. At United Rehab Physical Therapy, you’ll experience the many benefits of physical therapy first hand. Those benefits include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Pain management

  • Reducing the need for medication

  • Avoiding surgery

  • Improving your mobility

  • Fall prevention

  • Improvement of your balance

  • Management of medical issues

  • Recovery from an injury or trauma

Physical therapy is an effective way to treat your injury or illness. Whether it’s as simple as relieving some pain or recovering from an injury to prevent surgery, physical therapy is a step in the right direction. Since October is Physical Therapy Month, book an appointment with United Rehab Physical Therapy today to start your road to recovery.

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