Physical therapy can help patients avoid surgery

3:14 PM, Jul 20, 2020
MyoFit Clinic

Physical therapy is the field of medicine that is devoted to restoring and improving human movement. Physical therapists can help patients achieve correct posture and spinal alignment by reducing pain and using physical methods such as strength training, massage and using the body's natural healing processes.

Physical therapists are experts in movement, kinesiology (the study of human movement) and functional independence. These medical professionals help people of all ages and abilities to improve strength, restore mobility and reduce pain. Restoring mobility and pain-free movement is crucial to an individual’s ability to participate and perform in recreational and work duties, as well as improving their quality of life and overall health. This leads to reduced risk of falls and reduced risk of stroke and heart attack.

When someone suffers from an injury or experiences constant pain, he or she typically consults with an orthopedic surgeon. It is important to remember that surgery is a surgeon’s specialty.

If you are looking to avoid surgery, you should consider consulting with an independent Doctor of Physical Therapy at MyoFit Clinic. Their primary focus is helping people avoid surgery, providing one-on-one care and taking the time to do it right, teaching patients how to effectively manage their symptoms and returning to normal symptom-free mobility.

In many cases, physical therapy has been shown to be just as effective as surgery when treating a wide variety of conditions from low back pain, shoulder issues and knee arthritis. Patients can participate in several weeks of non-invasive therapy to get similar outcomes as a surgery.

Physical therapy is typically covered by most insurance policies. For people that have Medicare, services are covered at 80% and the other 20% is covered by a supplemental policy if you have one. Other insurance policies may even cover physical therapy costs at 100%. This can be an affordable alternative to expensive surgeries and that are also high risk. Insurance companies recognize the significant value physical therapy holds in the medical field.

In addition to injuries or accidents, physical therapists evaluate and diagnose potential issues before they lead to more serious injuries or falls. A Doctor of physical therapy can improve the joint function in one joint to impact the functional performance of another. All treatments are specific to the individual’s needs with the ultimate goal of eliminating pain and restoring natural movement.

Doctors of Physical Therapy are also licensed to treat numerous physical disabilities from orthopedic conditions such as pre- and post- joint surgery, chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Doctors of Physical Therapy utilize the body's natural healing abilities by incorporating state of the art treatment techniques including laser therapy, trigger point dry needling, manual hands on skills, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and private education/training so clients understand exactly what is occurring and how they can alleviate symptoms by themselves.

Doctors of Physical Therapy possess a thorough understanding of the human body’s anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and health conditions. All physical therapists participate in yearly continuing education to maintain their state license to practice. Many physical therapists hold board certifications for specific areas of medicine including: neurology, orthopedics, geriatrics, pediatrics, cardiovascular-pulmonary, sports enhancement, research and women’s health.

If you are suffering from pain, an injury or physical disability, you need the critical and trained eye of a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy. These medical professionals will assess and determine appropriate diagnosis, limitations and treatments. To avoid surgery and alleviate pain in a one on one environment, consult with a Doctor of Physical Therapy at MyoFit Clinic.

Dr. Adam M Cramer, PT, DPT is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy and the founder/CEO of MyoFit Clinic in Ashtabula, Chardon & Middlefield, Ohio.

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