The Many Benefits of Physical Therapy

The Many Benefits of Physical Therapy

When you think of physical therapy, you may think of a treatment for injuries — but it spans far beyond that. You may undergo physical therapy after surgery to help you heal, or to relieve pain from a chronic medical condition. 

At the Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Mexico in Roswell, Dr. Omar Osmani, our orthopedic expert, often prescribes physical therapy along with other treatments to promote healing and reduce pain.

Conditions physical therapy can help

Physical therapy is a conservative treatment that’s used to help you heal from injuries, surgery, or chronic illnesses. It’s often used in conjunction with other types of treatments to maximize its effectiveness. 

Physical therapy has the power to help a number of problems and medical conditions, including strokes and diabetes. It’s also used for heart and vascular problems, and women’s conditions as well. 

As a dual-fellowship train, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Osmani relies on physical therapy as a tool for orthopedic-related issues to help you recover fully and regain strength and mobility. Some of the conditions we treat with physical therapy include:

Physical therapy can also help you manage osteoporosis, which is a condition that weakens your bones when you get older. 

The advantages of physical therapy

Physical therapy has numerous benefits to both your physical and mental health, and it continues working long after your appointments are over. Here are some of the benefits you can expect from physical therapy:

Helps you avoid surgery

In many cases, physical therapy is used as a conservative measure to treat pain, and delay surgery. If you can reduce your pain through therapeutic exercise and manipulation, you may be able to postpone or avoid surgery. 

Improves your overall mobility

Physical therapy helps improve your body’s movement through a number of different treatment modalities. Strength exercises and stretching improve your flexibility and balance, helping your joints and muscles move much better than before you started treatment.

Prevents falls through balance improvement

As you get older, falls are more likely due to a decrease in strength and mobility. Our team works with you to help improve your balance, which helps you avoid injuries due to falls. 

Helps to prevent sports injuries

Physical therapy isn’t only used to help you when you’re injured — it also helps you prevent injuries, as well. Our team understands the risks athletes face, which allows us to create a customized plan to help you condition your body for your sport.

Reduces pain and discomfort

Our therapists use a number of different techniques to help you achieve pain relief. This may include massage, electrical stimulation, and heat to ease the discomfort in your muscles and joints. 

Manages age-related problems

As you get older, your body becomes more susceptible to a number of different issues, including osteoporosis and arthritis. These conditions can lead to pain, joint degeneration, and broken bones. 

Physical therapy helps you to deal with these issues conservatively, and helps you live a comfortable life. It’s not only a great way to help you prevent injuries, but also a way to improve your overall health and mobility without invasive procedures.

If physical therapy sounds like it could help you, call our team at the Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Mexico team at 575-623-9101 or book an appointment online today.

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