Did You Know Physical Therapy Can Help with These Conditions?
March 7, 2016
It might surprise you to know that physical therapy can do more than get you back on your feet following an injury – although it can definitely do that, too. Did you know physical therapy is also an invaluable pain and condition management tool for these other conditions as well?
Recovery from Breast Cancer Surgery
Breast surgery can be a challenging and traumatic experience for women fighting breast cancer. It’s also a surgery that can damage or irritate the tissues in the shoulder, under the arm, and along the chest wall, making it hard to move, lift, or use your arm. This type of restricted movement makes it harder to do even simple tasks like putting on a shirt or washing your hair.
Physical therapy techniques like the ones used at Sovereign work to gently improve mobility in the shoulder and upper body. They also help women overcome pain and tightness, recovering their ability to function fully.
Physical therapy is a great tool for mommies-to-be who are experiencing back, groin, or shoulder pain as a result of their pregnancy. The exercises and other physical therapy techniques used at Sovereign help women stretch tight, weak muscles, restore posture, increase circulation, relieve pain, decrease joint stiffness, and more.
Vertigo is a debilitating condition that can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, loss of balance and nausea. Sovereign’s techniques can help improve the coordination of your muscle responses for better sensory and balance control, reducing the symptoms of vertigo.
Physical therapy helps those living with urinary incontinence issues strengthen and retrain weak pelvic floor muscles. Our physical therapy interventions also help improve bowel and bladder regulation, leading to an improved overall quality of life.
Fibromyalgia and Arthritis
These chronic conditions are often accompanied by pain and fatigue that make it hard to perform day-to-day tasks. Physical therapy techniques including joint mobilization, aquatic therapy, manual therapy, and more provide relief from the pain, inflammation, stiffness, and swelling that you may be experiencing. Physical therapy for fibromyalgia and arthritis is also a great supplementary tool that can help increase the efficiency of other treatments.
Call Sovereign Rehabilitation today to learn more about how physical can help you get back to living your fullest, most active life.
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