More about physical therapy
Physical therapy offers many benefits for patients who are struggling with pain, stiffness or similar symptoms. It can help improve range of motion and flexibility so that joints and muscles are able to work better. Physical therapy can also eliminate pain caused by sports injuries and work-related accidents. For some patients, physical therapy treatments are also a great treatment option if you want to prevent future injuries and stay healthy.
In 2019, there were 2.8 workplace injury cases for every 100 full-time workers. Physical therapy can provide relief for patients suffering from these all-too-common workplace injuries, as well as those dealing with sports injuries, automobile accidents or medical conditions. It’s worthwhile to commit to seeing a physical therapist, especially if your medical team has said that surgery is on the horizon.
Some people fear physical therapy or they feel they can continue to put it off until pain becomes unbearable. While we understand the fear of trying something new, you can rest assured that a skilled physical therapist will help you every step of the way. Our compassionate team will show you how to do the exercises and routines that you need to do, and they’re happy to answer questions about the process.
What happens if I don’t do physical therapy?
If you choose not to participate in physical therapy or to delay treatment, it is possible that:
- You may not heal as quickly
- You may continue to lose range of motion and flexibility
- You may experience continued pain, which may worsen
- You may reinjure yourself, creating additional health issues
- You may need to rely on addictive pain medications for relief
- You may be unable to return to your normal routines
- You may need to have surgery
What can I expect when receiving physical therapy?
For starters, we’ll perform a physical examination. This will give us a better understanding of your injuries, range of motion, muscle support and pain intensity. We’ll ask questions and get to know your concerns better so that we can best help you.
This physical assessment will help guide our team as they create the best physical therapy treatment plan for your needs. We will then develop a plan that we will follow during your sessions and establish goals that we will work towards, so you’re able to clearly see your progress throughout treatment. Remember, this plan is created specifically for you and your needs.
If you consistently show up for your physical therapy sessions and put in the work necessary in order to get results, then, together with our experienced staff, you will feel more comfortable and confident as you work toward your goals. With time and effort, you can reduce pain, improve range of motion and strengthen your body.
How quickly can I get better?
Each person’s physical therapy timeline varies, but you may need to spend anywhere from a few weeks to a year or so with our team depending on the severity of your injury. Each injury and concern is different and requires specialized treatments and solutions.
Your recovery timeline also depends on how long you’ve been dealing with your injuries, as chronic conditions or injuries from long ago may require some extra care. We will give you an estimated timeline after we assess your situation and develop a treatment plan.
Why should I choose Northeast Spine and Sports Medicine for my physical therapy treatment?
Northeast Spine and Sports Medicine has knowledgeable team members who are ready to help patients just like you. Our expert physical therapists have years of experience, and they’re constantly gaining hands-on experience in their field. They know what treatments will help you improve your life.
We create custom treatment plans that address each patient’s unique needs. Our physical therapists help people every day with their pain management needs and work hard to improve their quality of life. You can trust us to help you get the treatment that you need.
Are you ready to learn more about physical therapy and our other pain management services? Please take a look at our website to learn more about how we can help. You’ll find detailed information on the treatment options we provide and learn more about how we’ve helped people like you.
To schedule a physical therapy session or ask specific questions, please reach out to one of our New Jersey offices. Whether you’re suffering from a sports injury or have painful symptoms from a chronic condition, we’re ready to help you improve your quality of life.