As a PT, I often hear people saying they really don't know what physical therapy does, what kind of treatment or techniques a PT use and often even question why their doctor sent them for PT treatments.
To be honest, I think the physical therapy profession has been lackluster in promoting its benefits, at educating the population in regards to when seeking advice from a PT and at marketing themselves as movement specialists and as who should be the primary provider for musculoskeletal problem. For too long we have been considered an ancillary profession to the medical management of millions of patients, have been passive in being "fed" patients "by prescription only" by doctors, who many still have no clue what conditions we help with(once again, our profession fault's).
So without diverging because I could go on and on about the above, the following could help you figure out if physical therapy is something you just consider. This list of questions is far from being exhaustive.
If YOU can relate to any of the following, physical/physiotherapy is the help you've been looking for.
As for anything you value, I encourage you to do your research and find a therapist that will fit your need.
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9/21/2018 08:16:46 am
I liked what you said about you being able to help a patient when they are unable to move or use their limb without wincing. I had injured my shoulder a while back and it was probably the most intense pain I had experienced in a long time whenever I moved it. I didn't know that physical therapy could have helped me, but I will definitely remember this if I experience similar injuries in the future.
9/25/2018 07:37:10 am
10/3/2018 07:43:09 am
I really appreciate your tip to try and get physical therapy if you are having some pain while you are walking. My wife told me that she has been having some pain while she is walking around work. I will be sure to tell her that she should try and get physical therapy to see if that helps!
10/6/2018 08:38:28 am
Hi Mark. Yes, it's important not to ignore limb and joint pain that lasts as they can develop into something chronic, which will likely change the way you move, your body will compensate and this is often results in some sort of limping. The earlier your wife address the problem, the easier it will be to treat and the sooner she will be out of pain.
12/6/2018 03:29:00 pm
I have a friend that is worried about her constant pelvic pain issues. She is thinking about physiotherapy but isn't sure if this is what she needs. It might help her to know that if she is tired of using pain medications to hide the pain this is right for her.
12/8/2018 09:19:27 pm
Yes, physiotherapy can address pelvic pain. it is a multi discipline team approach but often, physiotherapy is the only solution. Your friend should look for a physiotherapist trained in pelvic health.
1/23/2019 01:12:05 pm
That's good to know that physical therapy can help with lower back pain. My brother's back has been hurting a lot recently. We'll have to find a physical therapist near us he can go to.
2/14/2019 09:12:38 pm
I'm glad that you mention how physical therapy can help with low back pain as well as sprains and that it's handled by experts that specialize in movement and musculature problems. When choosing a physical therapist, it would probably help to consider what problems you're having and then research the local specialists. This could help you find one that is nearby and offers the back pain relief or other help you require so you can move easily and comfortably.
10/11/2019 02:01:27 pm
A friend of mine has told me he is feeling really stiff, and I wanted to look into physical therapy for him because of it. I really like that you say that it can actually help with lower back pain. It would be nice to know that he won't have to worry about that later on.
10/13/2019 03:46:46 pm
Physical therapy should be the first line of action for back pain relief. 95% of back pain are mechanical / musculoskeletal in origin and physical therapy with a back pain expert PT can most of the time prevent surgeries, injections or chronic pain pill use.
12/17/2019 09:42:08 am
I had no idea that a physical therapist could help with lower back pain. My father has had lower back pain ever since he became a truck driver as a young adult. I wanted to look into rehabilitation physiotherapy services. I'm glad to know that those services will be able to help my father.
12/20/2019 11:26:25 pm
11/12/2020 04:46:49 pm
My dad would like to try physical therapy because he heard that this may help eliminate his back pain. Well, it's interesting to learn that this type of therapy is also beneficial in terms of addressing chronic migraines. Thank you for also stating here that this is advantageous too someone got into a car accident.
12/22/2020 10:22:55 am
Yes, Physical therapy should be the first approach for all musculoskeletal conditions
12/21/2020 07:44:59 pm
I appreciate that this post pointed out that someone who has been experiencing joint pain can benefit from physical therapy. My mother shared that her wrists and knees have been aching. I will recommend her to seek a service from a mobile physical therapy service.
12/22/2020 10:23:42 am
Yep, joint pain and movement disorder is what we do!
1/25/2021 12:31:12 pm
It's good to know that physical therapy can help with lower back pain! My dad has been struggling with lower back pain for the past couple of years, and he was telling me last night about how he wants to find something that can help him with feeling better. I'll make sure to pass this information along to him so that he can look into trying physical therapy!
2/25/2021 10:22:54 am
It's interesting that you mention that physical therapy can help people who suffer from lower back pain. I have had lower back pain ever since I hurt myself playing rugby last week, so I'm considering going to a physiotherapist soon. I'm going to search for a reputable physiotherapy provider in my area that I can use.
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Pierre-Yves Butheau, MPT, CMP has been a physiotherapist for 19 years and has a passion for helping people move better, return from and prevent injuries, as well as improve their function and quality of life. He has a strong interest in addressing the root cause of and treating neuro-musculoskeletal conditions while educating his patients with the knowledge to manage their conditions and prevent recurrence. Pierre also has a niche in treating Bell's palsy and temporomandibular joint dysfunctions.