The Benefits of Physical Therapy

Benefits of Physical Therapy

While many people consider physical therapy only after surgery or during recover from a car accident, there are many ways that physical therapy procedures can be an adjunct to any health and exercise regimen rather than just in severe situations. In fact, proper use of stretching and flexibility exercises can help treat and prevent a wide variety of ailments including flat feet, arthritis, hammertoesplantar fasciitis, and ankle instability, just to name a few.

Physical therapists employ a variety of methods which include manipulation, stretching, taping, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and diathermy—the use of high frequency electrical currents to promote the healing process.

Some of the many benefits of physical therapy include:

If you are interested in implementing a preventative physical therapy program, consulting with your foot care professional is a great place to start. Dr. Scott Nelson of Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic in Garland, TX, is a board-certified and highly experienced podiatrist who has helped people suffering from all types of foot and ankle injuries and deformities. From bunions to diabetic foot problems, sports injuries and fungal nails, you can trust that Dr. Nelson and his staff are wholeheartedly devoted to your foot health. Please contact our office with any questions you may have or schedule an appointment by calling 972-414-9800.

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