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Three Ways Physical Therapy is Transforming Lives. It’s Not Just for When You Get Hurt!

Physical Therapy

I don’t think I am going out on a limb here but in the realm of healthcare physical therapy just might be the most misunderstood and quite frankly, the most under-utilized of every profession! You get hurt, see a doctor and then you “have to go to PT”, striving to regain mobility, managing pain, and “getting back to life.” At ProMet, and in every aspect, we look to elevate the impact and stand tall for our profession whenever we meet the opportunity to contribute to the life of another individual or find ourselves in a moment that can possibly change the way a part of the entire world no matter how big or small perceives our work as physical therapist- We do not want to waste one moment. While the rehabilitative benefits of physical therapy are widely recognized, this article was created to provide you with lesser-known advantages that often escape the mainstream view of PT. Perhaps this article can persuade you to see our great profession through a different lens?

Being Ready for Life and Enhancing Athletic Performance.
Let us be clear- Physical therapy isn’t just about recovering from injuries and evidence has shown that so many injuries just might have been preventable in the first place. Many athletes, both collegiate and professional (is there a difference these days?) recruit and compensate the skills and know-how of physical therapists into their training routines to optimize movement, performance, and ultimately reduce the risk of injuries. Hello more NIL deals! Through progressive and targeted programming on the the more vulnerable parts of their movement system, athletes can build a solid foundation for the complex movements required by their sport and are executing this model already at all levels- have you seen the shape some of these guys and ladies are lately? Of course physical therapists identify potential weaknesses and imbalances, empowering individuals to address these issues before they escalate into injuries, but adopting a positive, more forward thinking approach to injury prevention, and taking into consideration just how freaking good physical therapists are getting at doing these things, athletes can prolong their careers, perform at their peak, and enjoy a higher quality of life.

Not an athlete? Of course you are! Sitting is an activity and some of us must be able to do it for long periods of the day. Individuals with seemingly sedentary lifestyles or those engaged in physically demanding occupations can absolutely benefit from basic, tailored PT programs designed to help a desk worker to become more aware of posture, strengthen sustained positions, and mitigate the risks associated with repetitive stress from life that be life-ing. Let’s face it, we need a new approach to healthcare. Hello!

Mental Health and Well-Being: The Mind-Body ConnectionWhile physical therapy primarily focuses on restoring physical function, everyone as far as we know has a Nervous System which is directly correlated to the mind and so, any physical issues transcend the realm of the body, influencing mental health and emotional well-being, and vice versa. Chronic pain, injury-related stress, and physical limitations can take a significant toll on one’s mental health, leading to anxiety, depression, and diminished quality of life. Physical therapists recognize the intricate interplay between the mind and body, incorporating holistic approaches to care that address both physical and psychological aspects.

You must be able to move well before you move a lot. Did you know that we incorporate therapeutic techniques such as diaphragmatic breathing exercises, mindfulness training, relaxation and muscle tension reducing activities on top of all the soft tissue work we do? How do you think we as physical therapists can help individuals manage pain, reduce stress, and cultivate resilience if we don’t foster a supportive and empowering environment that must come before all of the exercises and the other great tools that we have in our bag, before they can even be of use to our so-called patient? The opportunities for personal growth, self-discovery, and renewed optimism, as patients regain control over their bodies and experience improvements in physical function, increased self-confidence, and paves the way for a more positive outlook on life. It has been proven that not all movement forward in life is physical in nature.

Enhanced Quality of Life for Chronic Conditions: A Lifeline of Support
Finally, while physical therapy is often associated with post-injury rehabilitation, its benefits extend far beyond acute recovery scenarios. For individuals living with chronic conditions such as Joint Osteoarthritis, Spinal Degenerative Disc Disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Difficulty Walking, Multiple Falls or even High Blood Pressure, physical therapy can serve as a vital lifeline of support, offering symptom management outside of big pharma, creating noticeable functional improvements, and enhancing quality of life. I’ll say it right here! Physical therapy is the key to maximizing functional abilities and promoting overall well-being for those living with chronic conditions. Period. End of story. We have 25 years of hard evidence to support it. If you haven’t heard already, I am saying it now! Your life deserves better, and physical therapy is the answer. No more questions about it- spread the word. We are the future!

Are You Ready for The Ultimate Experience and to Discover the Transformative Power of Physical Therapy?
You can always call us when you get hurt but why wait? Join us at ProMet Physical Therapy and discover how we’ve been redefining the standard of care, always elevating our profession, and uniting communities in pursuit of optimal health and vitality for 17 years and counting, through physical therapy. Let us serve you as your bridge to learning how physical therapy can contribute to a better life, no matter where you may be in it. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take control of your care by staying informed and building trust with a team you can count on. We can figure it out and change healthcare, together.

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