When many people think about physical therapy, they tend to think of postoperative physical therapy—that is, the type that helps one manage their pain after an operation. Therefore, they believe that physical therapy is only for the recovering. Or, they may think of different types of prehab, such as ACL prehab, or maybe they think of sports injury physical therapy and believe that the services of physical therapy clinics are exclusively reserved for athletes.
While these lines of thinking possess grains of truth, as physical therapy can be useful for all of these situations, they by no means are indicative of the versatile nature of this branch of medicine. Indeed, physical therapy has many more uses than the average person might be aware of!
Minneapolis Health and Wellness, a provider of Minneapolis physical therapy, dives into these uses below. Could physical therapy be right for you?
Physical therapy is useful for anyone who is experiencing pain due to a biomechanical (movement-related) issue that creates pain. Through gradual strengthening of the injured area, your physical therapist might essentially retrain your bones and muscles to function without pain.
In these cases (as in all others) the benefits of physical therapy become the most pronounced when it is practiced within the confines of the DMR method. This scientifically-backed method consists of administering chiropractic care, physical therapy, and massage in a specific order and at the right time. It allows these practices to synergize and play off one another to improve pain-relieving potential.
Back to physical therapy on its own. It’s also a useful tool for people who aren’t even experiencing pain! Your physical therapist can also work preventively by strengthening weak areas, which helps prevent injury and allows you to push your limits and reach your full potential, both mentally and physically. Physical therapy can also help save you money and hospital visits in the long run!
In short, no matter if you’re an athlete, an office worker, a stay-at-home parent, or any of the countless areas in between, we at Minneapolis Health and Wellness firmly believe that physical therapy and the DMR method can do great things for your health.
As stated above, the DMR method is backed by hard evidence. For proven pain relief and prevention potential from your physical therapy, always attend a DMR clinic like Minneapolis Health and Wellness. Give us a call today at 612-750-7168.