Do You Need Physical Therapy?
Find out what health issues could benefit from getting physical therapy.
Are you wondering if your condition or injury could benefit from physical therapy? This is a common but easy question to answer: Most people can benefit from physical therapy, no matter whether they are dealing with a simple injury or a more complex, chronic disorder. Here’s how our Houma, LA, doctor Dr. Patrick Haydel can help you.
The Goal of Physical Therapy
When you come into our office for an evaluation we will discuss the symptoms and issues you are experiencing to first determine whether physical therapy is right for you and then create a treatment plan. The overall goal of physical therapy is to alleviate pain and other symptoms that affect your daily life while providing manual therapies and exercises that stimulate the body’s natural healing process without resorting to medication or surgery.
Physical therapy is a completely non-invasive and safe way to improve how the body functions as a whole. Whether you are dealing with pain or having trouble with muscle weakness or limited mobility, our Houma, LA, physical therapist can help.
What Physical Therapy Treats
Here are some of the main reasons someone may turn to our physical therapist:
- Neck and back pain
- Arthritis or joint pain
- Sports-related injuries
- Strains and sprains
- Work-related injuries (e.g. injuries due to falls)
- Balance problems
- Muscle weakness
- Chronic fatigue
- Post-surgical conditioning and retraining
- Wellness education
- Shoulder problems (e.g. tendonitis)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Pregnancy-related pains
- Knee, ankle, and foot problems
Are you still not sure whether physical therapy is right for you? We would be happy to discuss your options with you. After all, health problems and conditions that affect mobility, range-of-motion, and functionality can take a toll on your quality of life.
Your first trip to our office will be an assessment that will include going through your medical history, discussing your symptoms and performing a physical exam. Physical therapy doesn’t take a one-and-done approach to treatment. Instead, you will need to come in for several visits in order to see optimal results. Most people start to experience relief after just one or two sessions. During your evaluation we will listen to the issues you are having and create a treatment plan that will work for you, your health and the symptoms you are experiencing.
Are you interested in sitting down with our physical therapist to find out what he can do to help alleviate your symptoms? Call HealthPro Wellness Center in Houma, LA, today.