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How Do You Know if You Need Physical Therapy

Many people who live in Brisbane probably wonder whether or not they are good candidates for physical therapy, or if the physical therapy can help what is bothering them. But many physical therapists, it is a very easy question for them to be able to answer. In their professional opinion generally most people can actually benefit from physical therapy whether they have a mild ankle sprain or something as complex as a neurological disorder.

Physical therapists and Osteopaths in Brisbane describe physical therapy as being a treatment that is conservative and addresses the management and the healing of injuries. It also helps to prevent injuries and other disabilities. What physical therapy does is use non-medical and non-invasive tools that help to improve the total body function. The focus is on relieving pain, promoting healing and helping to restore good function and movement that is associated with injury.

Here is a list of the most common reasons why people in Brisbane seek out help from a physical therapist.

  1. For neck and lower back pain.
  2. For arthritis in one or more joints.
  3. For help healing from fractures and other orthopedic injuries or conditions.
  4. For incontinence of the bowel or bladder.
  5. If they have problem with their balance or mobility.
  6. If they suffer from chronic fatigue or weakness.
  7. For pre as well as post surgical conditioning.
  8. Recovering from cancer.
  9. For learning more about fitness and wellness that includes weight loss as well as prevention of osteoporosis.
  10. Respiratory issues or poor cardiovascular issues.
  11. For problems with knees, ankles and feet.
  12. Problems with arms, shoulders, hands and the wrist.
  13. For neuro-rehab like post stroke and spinal cord and head injuries.
  14. Diabetic wound care and other non-healing traumatic wounds as well as post surgical wounds.
  15. For simple sprains and muscle strains.
  16. Injuries that are related to their jobs.
  17. Injuries related to sports.
If you still are not sure whether or not you need physical therapy then make sure to talk to your doctor about the options available for you.

Eddy Diet commented on 06-Oct-2015 03:48 PM

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