Patients often want to know if OneStep can still be helpful for them if they don't plan on having surgery.
The short answer is – yes! The numbers don't lie. Today, 1 in 3 Americans need physical therapy. Whether due to an old injury, overuse, or preventative care, physical therapy can be a tremendous asset to many people regardless of whether surgery is on the table for them or not.
Often, people believe that physical therapy is just for recovery. As a matter of fact, physical therapy is actually quite useful in relieving pain and preventing future injuries. Nowadays, most of us sit at our desks or work from the couch. This means that our backs, shoulders, arms, and legs are constantly being strained. This often results in low back pain, wrist pain, knee pain, or ankle pain. Each of these conditions could benefit from physical therapy exercises. A good physical therapy plan targets the important muscles that you need to work on and strengthen, helping to prevent future injuries while alleviating pain. Working with a physical therapist and sticking to the plan helps to relieve pain and get you back to doing the things love doing.
For those who live a more active lifestyle, maintaining a daily maintenance routine can be incredibly helpful. In this situation, the physical therapist works with the patient to counteract the wear and tear that an active lifestyle carries with it. Whether it is working out at the gym, swimming, cycling, running, or dancing on a weekly basis – every activity has the potential for some level of pain during the act or after its completion. It might be from pulling a muscle, twisting an ankle, or just a general overload. Regardless of the circumstance, a personalized physical therapy plan helps keep your body safe and prevent injury.
At OneStep, you set a specific goal with your personal physical therapist, and they create a tailored plan just for you and your lifestyle. Physical therapy is not just for people who are pre- or post-surgery. Physical therapy can be helpful for everyone – from those with a more sedentary lifestyle to those with a more active lifestyle – to feel good and more in control of their health.
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