Benefits of Physical Therapy at Special K Fitness

Whether you have been injured, will or have undergone surgery or are trying to manage a painful physical ailment, physical therapy is the appropriate and most beneficial solution for rehabilitation. When you participate in physical therapy you work with a Physical Therapist who is a trained professional specializing in remediation of impairments and promotion of increased mobility.

Your physical therapist works closely with your health care professionals to create a therapeutic plan customized to your specific needs in order to achieve the maximum benefit. This therapeutic plan will allow physical rehabilitation at a pace that provides a reduction in pain and an increase in functional mobility producing long-term results.

There are two kinds of physical therapy, passive and active. Both types of physical therapy can be used individually or in conjunction with one another depending on patients needs.

Active Therapy requires the patient to play an active role in the therapy such as:

  • Strength Training Exercises
  • Pain Relieving Exercises
  • Stretch and T oning Exercises
  • Low-Impact Aerobic Exercise

Passive Therapy doesn’t require patient engagement, examples include:

  • Heat or Ice Packs
  • Electrical Nerve Stimulation
  • Manual Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
  • Ultrasound

Studies have shown that patients that participate in physical therapy on a regular basis can achieve a full recovery. In addition, physical therapy aids in the patient’s overall health.

Some of the benefits of physical therapy are:

  • Reduced stiffness in joints and muscles
  • Increased muscle strength
  • The body heals faster
  • Reduces or eliminates pain
  • Restores and maximizes function and mobility
  • Realigns joints and muscles
  • Improves motion and flexibility
  • Reduces the risk of future injuries
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Reduces recovery time from injuries and surgery
  • Pre-operative physical therapy helps facilitate an easier and quicker rehab outcome following surgical interventions

At Special K Fitness, our goal is to help you return to an active, healthy life as quickly as possible. Our experience physical therapists are here to assist you every step of the way to an improved quality of life.

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