PT has a great impact on daily lives to allow people to regain or maintain independence, stay active, and achieve personal goals.
Physical therapy is incredibly beneficial avoiding opioids or surgery when not needed. PT is often as effective if not more effective than these other formalities to decrease pain, improve functional limitations, and increase quality of life.
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Physical therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life through exercises, hands-on care, patient education, and a variety of therapeutic modalities. Patients will have injuries, disabilities, or other health conditions that need treatment. Many individuals prefer PT who simply want to be healthy and prevent future injuries. Physical therapists do an examination and evaluation on each person and develop a treatment plan to improve ability to move, reduce pain, restore previous level of function, and prevent disability.