Who Needs Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy &Motor Vehicle Injuries
Your hips and knees are essential to everyday movement; whether you are sitting, standing, walking or running, you need your hips and knees in great shape. Sometimes, prolonged pain can cause you to stop doing movements that are indicative of healthy joints. If you’ve experienced any hip or knee pain and are considering whether physical therapy is a good choice for your health needs, consider the following: • From a standing position, are you able to lean over and touch your toes? If so, then this indicates that you have proper hip and low back flexibility. If not, then you may need to improve your flexibility and joint range of motion, and physical therapy could be helpful. • In a sitting position, can you comfortably cross your legs, leaving your ankle to rest comfortably on the opposite knee? If this is painful, or one kneeconstantlymustbe lowerthantheother,thenthismaybe indicative of knee concerns that could be addressed with physical therapy. • From a standing position, with your feet planted flat on the floor, can you push your body into a squatting position? You should be able to squat all thewaydownsothatyourbuttocksarealmosttouchingyourheels. Ifyou aren’t able to do this, then physical therapy may be helpful in improving your range of motion. • Standing near a wall or countertop, arrange your feet so that you are standing with the heel of one foot touching the toes of the other, as if on a balance beam, and see how long you can stand still. Can you balance for 10 seconds? If not, then physical therapy may be able to improve balance and coordination. Every movement relies so heavily on the hips and knees that it makes it difficult to allow these joints to actually rest following an injury. Physical therapy provides targeted exercises that support the joints with precise movements that help reinforce strength and range of motion. For more information, contact your physical therapist to learn more about options that will suit your health needs.
There are many reasons to undergo physical therapy after you’ve been in a car crash. It supports the recovery process. Physical therapy helps you to keep pain symptoms at bay, improve flexibility, increase strength and recover faster. It can also prevent long-term damage from a car accident, including migraines and chronic pain. The sooner you get physical therapy after a car wreck, the more likely you are to have a pain-free life. Physical therapyalsohelpsreducepain.Aphysical therapistwilldevelop a personalized treatment plan targeted to your injury. Physical therapy also helps you avoid surgery. You can still benefit from physical therapy even ifyouhadan injuryyearsago.Usingactiveneuromuscularrelease, soft tissue release, and strength training, it can help relieve old pain and improve mobility. If you’re suffering from a car accident injury, don’t delay any longer. Contact us at Jackson, Grove Hill, Thomasville, Monroeville, Troy, Dothan, Atmore, Enterprise & Daphne, AL centers today, and let our trained physical therapists help you get on your road to recovery.
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