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IS PHYSICAL THERAPY RIGHT FOR YOU?
PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT
You have been referred to a physical therapist. Now what? If you are one of the millions of Americans every year that suffers from the aftermath of an accident or is trying to “come back” after surgery, you likely expected this referral. If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic or recurrent pain, including migraines, you might be wondering what the connection is between physical therapy and long-term pain relief. Fortunately, we’re here to help. WHAT IS PHYSICAL THERAPY? Physical therapists are part health care professionals and part teachers. Highly trained in human anatomy and physiology, physical therapists use a variety of techniques to diagnose movement and function problems, prescribe therapy and teach a person how to continue improving and avoid injury long after they leave the office. Physical therapy is often prescribed after an injury or surgery, but it can also be an important part of the treatment plan for neurologic disorders, disabilities, cardiac conditions, pulmonary problems, and developmental disorders.
This year is the 10th anniversary of me being a patient at Eastside Sports Rehab Clinic, and I (we) couldn’t be happier for that. Being avid hikers, my family and I are very active, so accidents are just waiting to happen. Through all these years, the assertive treatments provided by the clinic professionals and the excellent support by the staff members are what keep us coming back. Special thanks go to Lisa van Loben Sels and Mike Yamashita for being our primary care therapists!”
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