Medically reviewed by

Lisa Johns – PT, CIMT, CSCS, CKTP, STMT-1, Certified FMS Specialist

Has managing pain on your own become too difficult? Are you avoiding treatment because you think physical therapy (PT) is something doctors refer patients to following a sports injury, joint replacement, etc.?

The truth is that physical therapy is more than just a reactionary health care option.

If you are looking for a way to reduce pain, our highly trained physical therapists at OrthoNeuro can help!

A physical therapist showing an older man how physical therapy can improve his life.

Our physical therapists will be with you every step of the way and will prove to be invaluable in improving your quality of life.

There are many physical therapy benefits, including pain management! Schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations located throughout Greater Columbus to learn more about how this type of physical rehabilitation can help!

General Benefits of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can be very proactive. Some general benefits may include:

  • Strengthening the muscles and joints that age and degeneration have started to weaken over time
  • Preventing further injury
  • Helping those with sports-related injuries to recover
  • No need for a referral
  • Most insurance companies cover some form of therapy

5 Specific Ways Physical Therapy Treatment Can Improve Your Life 

There are many benefits of physical therapy. Below you will find listed 5 top ways physical therapy can help improve your life.

1. Reduced Risk of Falling

PT can strengthen your physical balance and can help avoid slips and falls year-round. As you age, there are several factors that can increase your risk of falling, including:

  • Imbalance
  • Visual impairments
  • Issues with your vestibular system

These factors can increase your risk of losing your balance while attempting to sit, stand, or walk. Thus, some physical therapists will use exercises that include real-life situations, such as how to catch yourself during a fall. Physical therapists gear these exercises toward helping you avoid injury if you do happen to lose your balance.

2. Avoid Surgery

Physical therapy can not only help reduce or eliminate chronic pain and improve injuries, but it can also help you avoid surgery. In cases where surgery is required, your participation in physical therapy before and after surgery will significantly reduce your recovery time post-surgery.

3. Improve Mobility

Whether your mobility has decreased due to age or injury, working with a physical therapist can improve your range of motion. Physical therapists create customized strengthening and stretching routine exercise routines tailored to the areas in your body that need improvement. Manual therapy may also be used to accomplish this.

4. Manage Pre-Existing Conditions and Pain

Physical therapy can be used to manage conditions ranging from:

Those with painful pre-existing conditions have reported that PT has effectively reduced their pain. As your physical function and mobility improve, you too may notice that your pain decreases. Some patients see PT as a safer alternative to long-term pain medication to relieve pain.

5. Improve Mood and Self-Confidence

Exercising on your own or with a physical therapist can rebuild your self-confidence while assisting you in developing healthy lifestyle habits. Regular exercise has been proven to improve:

  • Sleep
  • Energy
  • Memory
  • Stress levels

PT can also help those with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and ADHD.

Why Should I Consider OrthoNeuro for Physical Therapy?

You should consider our OrthoNeuro physical therapy team because we offer various types of effective physical therapy treatments at our many offices conveniently located throughout Columbus, OH. Additionally, we accept most major insurances and offer cash-based services.

Physical therapy can alleviate pain and improve your life today. So, what do you have to lose? Schedule an appointment with our physical therapists today!

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