When people think of physical therapy, they often think of someone using the services to recover from a surgery or injury. While many people use such therapy to recover from an injury or a surgery, there are a variety of other reasons people may need the services of a physical therapist.
If you suffer from arthritis, PT services may be helpful. Your physical therapist can give you a list of exercises that will help with mobility and teach you how to do these exercises properly. The physical therapist may also provide you with muscle strengthening exercises and provide tips on using a walker, cane, or other devices to help with mobility in your everyday life.
Pregnancy and Post-Delivery
Pregnancy is a physically demanding experience for many women. Physical therapy during pregnancy as well as post-delivery can help relieve some of the pain and discomfort associated with pregnancy. This may include helping with back pain, posture, hip pain, and leg aches. Muscle strengthening exercises and exercises to help with flexibility may also be a part of woman's therapy services during her pregnancy and as her body recovers from carrying a child.
While people often think of cancer recovery as involving resting and taking things easy, research has found that cancer patients could benefit from getting exercise, which may include using physical therapy services. Physical therapy can help with a variety of physical problems people often experience during cancer treatment. This includes fatigue, loss of strength, endurance, balance, range of motion, and other physical issues. Staying physically active may also help people to avoid cancer reoccurrence, heart disease, and diabetes as well as help patients emotionally.
Of course, these are just a few of the reasons people visit a physical therapist. To learn more about this and related topics, visit the Healthcare section of our blog.
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