October is National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month, a time to celebrate all the hard work that physical therapists and physical therapy assistants put into making the world a healthier place.

According to the American Physical Therapy Association, it is estimated that inadequate physical activity has resulted in an added $117 billion in health care costs in the United States. However, partaking in physical therapy can help people live more active lifestyles and avoid costly injuries and health problems.

Physical Therapy for Gaining Strength and Restoring Movement

Many people look to physical therapy to recover from an injury or restore movement and function post-surgery. But, physical therapy can be used for many other methods including: pain management, increasing range of motion and mobility in stiff joints, gaining strength and stability for fall prevention, and can even help you avoid surgery or future injuries. As much as it is rehabilitative it can also be used as a preventative measure.

It is proven that the more you move, the better your health will be, resulting in a better quality of life overall. Physical therapists and physical therapists assistants are movement-based experts who are able to assess a client's needs and create a treatment plan that is best for them to help them achieve their health, fitness, and movement goals.

Physical therapists identify, diagnose, and treat movement-based and functional movement problems. They help people of any age and ability restore as much physical function as necessary to live a more pain-free and ultimately stress-free life.

Address Chronic Pain

Some pain and movement problems can become chronic and result in surgery. Physical therapists help to reduce the symptoms of many chronic pain conditions, which in turn can help you avoid the costs and risks of surgery. They can also help you avoid opioid use that only masks the pain. Physical therapy can help you treat the pain and alleviate it so you no longer have to deal with it.

In some cases, surgery cannot be avoided. Physical therapists can provide you with a treatment plan to both prepare for and recover from surgery to get you back on your feet and moving your best in no time.

Overcome Barriers to Achieving Health & Fitness Goals

Regular physical activity is beneficial for not only your physical health but your mental health too. It helps prevent many chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, and anxiety. Physical therapists can help you overcome any barriers you may have in achieving your health and fitness goals.

Why OrthoUnited?

OrthoUnited provides patient-focused care in a stress-free environment. Our facility offers the initial consultation, surgery center, imaging, and physical therapy in one convenient location. Whether you have a broken bone, need a hip or knee replacement, or require spine surgery, our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons are experienced in the latest surgical advancements. They use minimally-invasive procedures that will correct your issue and help you recover back to normal again.

At OrthoUnited we make sure you have the proper preparation and patient care before, during, and after the procedure to make sure you heal in the most optimal way possible. It is our goal to have you back on your feet and feeling like yourself in no time.

Our licensed physical therapists and physical therapists assistants help patients of all ages and abilities work to regain function, alleviate impairments, and increase their fitness to improve their overall quality of life. With a wide variety of proven techniques our physical therapists are capable of providing treatment plans to fit your unique needs and circumstances.

Patients are always our top priority. Our facility promotes patient comfort and healing every step of the way. You can expect a professional staff of experienced surgeons and physical therapists to help you restore proper movement and function to help you live the pain-free life you always envisioned. Contact us today to request an appointment!