Physical Therapy: The HOLISTIC Approach
Physical therapy treatments can be applied to any part of the body. The methods employed by a physical therapist will focus on relieving pain and inflammation, obtaining the restful sleep you need, and help you retain mobility.
Physical therapy will help you:
- Relieve pain
- Sleep better
- Increase stability, endurance and balance
- Improve flexibility and mobility
- Strengthen the body
- Improve neurological function
- Aid in preventing disability
Physical therapy treatments work with the body’s own healing abilities to release endorphins, the body’s natural pain relieving chemical. It’s one of the reasons that physical therapy is so effective. Treatments are equally beneficial for residual pain from a previous injury or surgery.
It’s a holistic approach that will be part of a multi-faceted treatment program that may also include nutritional and supplement recommendations. A variety of foods can result in an increased level of inflammation, along with medications and other substances.