Do you have arthritis, osteoporosis or overuse injuries that cause you pain and limited mobility? Have you recently suffered a sprain, strain or fracture? Are you looking for an alternative to surgery and/or pain medication? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, physical therapy may be an option for you.
Physical therapy is a treatment that can help you restore, improve, and maintain your ability to move as needed in your daily life. Physical therapists work with people who have difficulty walking and/or moving as needed due to injury, disease, disability, or aging.
The Benefits of Physical Therapy
Here are some benefits you can receive from physical therapy:
- Improved mobility.
- Increased range of motion.
- Reduced pain which may lower or eliminate your need for pain medication.
- Enhanced strength, flexibility, and coordination.
- Improved balance, so you reduce your risk of falls.
- Increased circulation.
- Decreased swelling and joint inflammation.
- Reduced risk of future injuries due to abnormal movement or stress and strain on your joints and muscles.
- Better recovery from stroke, so you can regain independence and quality of life.
- Potential eliminated need for surgery.
How a Physical Therapist Can Help You
Physical therapists are intensively trained health care professionals. All physical therapists must have a master’s or clinical doctorate degree before they’re allowed to practice. Physical therapists can diagnose and treat conditions that limit your ability to move and function. Physical therapists can treat anyone – from babies to the elderly. They can provide care in various settings, like hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, schools, and sports and fitness facilities.
After examining you, your physical therapist will explain your particular condition or injury, and how it occurred. Then, they will create a treatment program that’s tailored to your specific needs. This treatment plan may include:
- Core exercises
- Weight lifting
- Heat and/or ice packs
- Water therapy
- Ultrasound and/or electrical stimulation.
Additionally, your physical therapist will walk you through your treatment program. They will also show you how to properly complete any stretches or exercises you will perform at their facility and at home. By performing at-home exercises, you can help speed up your recovery process.
Movement is essential to our everyday lives, so having the ability to move safely and efficiently is critical. A physical therapist can help you restore mobility and achieve long-term health benefits.
ezWalker® Custom Orthotics Can Increase Mobility and Reduce Pain
As we learned, a physical therapist cares about restoring your body’s mobility and reducing your pain. Similarly, a certified pedorthist (C.Ped.) cares about the health of your feet and reducing your foot pain. A C.Ped. is a highly educated and trained health care professional who specializes in the use of footwear and orthotics to address various foot and leg conditions. C.Peds educate people about proper foot health. They also work with patients to help them achieve greater mobility, reduced pain, and better comfort through footwear and supportive devices.
Kathy Carandang is a C.Ped. who understands how foot pain can affect your health. That’s why she developed ezWalker® Custom Fit Orthotics. If you suffer from mobility issues and foot pain, our custom orthotics can help you. ezWalker® Custom Orthotics will provide you with proper bio-mechanical alignment from the feet up. They will also guide each step you take as you walk, while reducing any stress and strain on your feet, knees, hips, and/or lower back. Additionally, these insoles help you maintain your balance and stability. Therefore, if you want to restore your movement and reduce your pain, order your ezWalker® Custom Fit Orthotics today!
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Disclaimer: The information included in this article is for educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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