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Four Ways A Physical Therapist Can Change Your Life


March 13, 2019

There’s a lot of misconceptions out there about physical therapy. While many people think physical therapy is only useful in helping individuals and athletes recover from injury, there is a wide facet of the field dedicated to injury prevention as well. In fact, if you’ve been suffering from nagging pain, or simply want to move better, physical therapy can offer tremendous benefits. Whether you’re a construction worker from Cheyenne struggling with back pain, a teacher from Gillette with sore feet, or a policeman from Wheatland with nagging knee pain, the knowledgeable and friendly team here at North Platte Physical Therapy can help.


1. Improve Mobility: The hands-on therapy or treatments such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation utilized here at North Platte Physical therapy can help relieve the pains you experience every day while helping to restore proper muscle and joint function. In fact, a program of varied therapies also can prevent pain in knees, ankles, and legs from returning, helping you to be more mobile and active. 

2. Improve Balance: If you or an older loved one is a patient who is at risk for falls, our friendly team can provide exercises that mimic real-life situations to help improve your balance. Our wide range of effective physical therapy techniques can also help you with exercises to improve coordination to prevent falls and improve your mobility. Don’t let deteriorating strength reduce the safety you or your elderly loved one has in the comfort of their own home or workspace.

3. Improve Strength: The notion of bodybuilders being the picture of strength has been rendered antiquated by breakthroughs in physical therapy. Strength is differential across all body types, and can often be improved without arduous gym regimens. Our team can help you coordinate a series of low-weight exercises and targeted stretches to help you build strength in your hands, arms, ankles and legs. 

4. Improve Movement: Looking to move better on the athletic field or in everyday life? The North Platte Physical Therapy team can teach you a variety of stretching and strengthening exercises to assist you in restoring your ability to move with newfound strength and grace. Whether you live a more sedentary lifestyle or are very active, an improved movement program can not only help eliminate nagging aches and pains but also help to prevent injury. 

Tired of dealing with nagging soreness or the aches and pains you accumulate in everyday life? Looking for new ways to help improve your strength or mobility? Contact us today to let us know what’s bothering you. Our team of professionals will implement a safe, effective, and reasonably-priced treatment plan that will have you living better, whether that means sleeping more soundly or getting through your work day without pain. Patients across Wyoming and Western Nebraska have relied on North Platte Physical Therapy for their pain prevention and physical recovery needs for years.