Physical rehabilitation is the process of guiding patients with significant physical ailments through exercises and stretches that help improve or manage their physical capabilities. Whether you are looking to hasten your recovery from a high ankle sprain, or you’re continually managing your Parkinson’s symptoms, physical rehabilitation is a completely catered experience.
Don’t assume that your injury is too minor to benefit from physical rehabilitation or physical therapy is a life sentence. Your physical therapist will work closely with you to monitor your progress and provide a completely unique experience that gives you the safest, quickest and most complete recovery from your symptoms.
How Physical Therapists Ensure a Safe and Complete Recovery
Physical therapists have a deep understanding of human anatomy, musculoskeletal health and biomechanics to identify, monitor and track injuries. This knowledge helps patients avoid setbacks and provides patients with stretches and workouts that assist in muscle and tendon strength and resilience.
From improving the flexibility of your shoulder after a dislocation to learning how to walk with a prosthetic after an amputation, physical therapists patiently monitor progress and encourage patients to take every measure to maintain steady progress towards better health.
No detail is overlooked in physical therapy. If it will help you function in your day-to-day life, your physical therapist can provide training to improve anything from flexibility to fine motor functions. Physical therapy patients receive these benefits:
- Improved strength.
- Increased mobility/flexibility.
- Fine motor function improvements.
- Enhanced balance.
- Heightened coordination.
- Overall avoidance of setbacks.
The Mental Benefits of Physical Rehabilitation
One of the often-overlooked benefits of physical therapy is the mental health stability and improvement it provides for patients recovering from injuries. It is often overlooked by outsiders, but no patient that has gone through physical therapy would undervalue the importance of mental health during rehabilitation. Having a healthy mental state ensures that you are taking the right steps in your recovery to avoid setbacks and improve each day.
How Physical Therapists Improve Patients’ Mental Health
There are two key benefits that physical therapists offer patients that improve their overall mental health. The first benefit occurs when patients start to improve their condition as a result of physical therapy. Understanding that their pain and discomfort is improving gives patients a much-needed mental boost.
The second way in which physical therapy can improve a patient’s mental health is by providing assurance and encouragement. Most physical therapists have handled thousands of injury cases, which gives them an understanding of how an injury should progress. When patients get discouraged about their recovery, physical therapists can provide an informed perspective that reassures patients that they are on track to make a speedy and complete recovery.
Physical Rehabilitation: What to Expect
Your physical therapist will collaborate with your physician or chiropractor to understand your diagnosis. They will then meet with you to discuss your symptoms and re-examine your physical state.
All of this information will be considered when he/she puts together a treatment plan to help improve your condition.
Physical therapy can take place solely in our rehab facility under the watchful eye of our physical therapy team, at home, or both. It all depends on your rehabilitation needs.
Therapists can utilize a combination of exercise tools, devices and equipment to assist in safe and supportive stretches and exercises. They may recommend making a few purchases to aid in your at-home workouts.
All of our physical therapists consider patient recovery a day-by-day process. This ensures that patients aren’t pushed harder than necessary. Further, your physical therapist will adjust the treatment plan as needed.
At Ideal Chiropractic Pain & Injury, the first step in improving your health and well-being is to walk into our Dallas chiropractors’ office or call us at (972) 252-7246.