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Why Wyoming physical therapy is beneficial


February 12, 2020

Hopefully you rang the New Year in with nothing more than friends and family! If you were unlucky and happened to sustain an injury in the New Year, there is no need to fret. Physical therapy can be your key to resuming your normal activities with little risk of additional injury, and hopefully very little downtime. However your “downtime,” will be dependent on the severity of your injury. We’ve compiled our four reasons as to why Wyoming/Nebraska physical therapy is beneficial.

Pain
Physical therapy can help you prevent additional pain and ease any pain you are currently feeling. Through a range of motions, low-impact exercises, taping techniques or electrical stimulation, physical therapy has a wide variety of treatment options. The ultimate goal of physical therapy is not only to get you back to 100%, but also to prevent and eliminate any pain you are currently feeling.

Recovery
As just mentioned, the ultimate goal of physical therapy is recovery. By the end of physical therapy, you will be back on your feet operating as normal. One of the most important things you can do is follow all of your physical therapist’s recommendations - they are trained to built a treatment plan that will help you resume normal activities as fast as possible, without risk of additional injuries. Physical therapists may also be seen in the event of a stroke, or other neurological injuries. 

Avoiding Surgery
Looking to avoid a surgery? Physical therapy might be your best bet! There are quite a few instances in which physical therapy is a suitable treatment option instead of having to go through a long and costly surgery process.

Motion Improvement
Physical therapy is for more than just recovery after an injury. If you are experiencing mobility issues, physical therapy can be a great way to help you reach your goals. The low-impact exercise and stretching can help restore your muscle’s normal movement patterns. No matter your age, consider chatting with your local physical therapist about how it can help with mobility issues.

No matter what your injury is, we at North Platte Physical Therapy, are here to help meet your needs. Physical therapy can be essential in healing from any knee-injury, and with proper care you can be back to your normal routine in no time. We serve the communities of Wyoming and Nebraska with 22 clinics offering a full range of physical therapy services. Contact us today for more information.