Physical Therapy: How Does Physical Therapy Help

Physical therapy (PT) can help manage movement and reduce pain in people with neurological disease, those who have had a traumatic injury and other conditions. Trained professionals evaluate and take measures to enhance a person’s physical function. Depending on the reason for treatment the benefits of physical therapy may include:

Pain management with reduced need for opioids
Avoiding surgery
Improved mobility and movement
Recovery from injury or trauma
Recovery from stroke or paralysis
Fall prevention
Improved balance
Management of age-related medical problems