Physical Therapy Can Be The Cure After An InjuryPhysical Therapy Can Be The Cure After An Injury

Whether it is a simple sprain or a serious accident with multiple injuries, it is very likely that your doctor advises you to visit a physiotherapist. Physical therapy can help you find the function of the injured area as quickly as possible, and to allow painless mobility. To do this, a physiotherapist applies a wide range of solid training programs that will give you every chance. A personalized exercise program also allows you to actively participate in your rehabilitation. 

Physical therapy to treat injuries  

Treatment of muscle injuries, such as back pain or knee pain, is one of the main areas of physical therapy. Classical physiotherapy is based on providing solutions, through non-pharmacological treatments to the problems related to mobility and dysfunctions. In this sense, it offers a series of techniques and scientific treatments that the patient will follow in a passive way (always depending on the intervention of the doctor). 

The role of physical therapy in the treatment of injuries is crucial in the rehabilitation phase of the injury, for a correct restoration of the anatomy and physiology of the body, a safe reincorporation into the normal activity of the athlete and to decrease the chances of relapse after the return to the sport. 

Physiotherapy for treating hand and wrist injuries  

The hand, and by continuity the wrist, are what differentiate man from other animals. Its functions as a tool make it an area easily affected by injuries. Physical therapy can be very helpful in these cases.  

Muscle injuries 

Sports injuries or injuries resulting from surgery or surgical treatments are the most common causes that require you to seek a physical therapist to ask for help. This health professional is properly trained and authorized to use non-pharmacological techniques to effect the physical rehabilitation of his patients. 

Prevention of possible injuries 

After recovering an injury, it is necessary to pay special attention so that it does not reappear or lead to tendinopathy. Recovering a tendinitis is not an easy task it can be a long and a little painful process. 

Physiotherapy and sports injuries  

The physiotherapist can help you to deal with the pain and injuries that have arisen as a result of physical activity and those that interfere with the practice of your favorite sports. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced in the practice of your sport, the physiotherapist will make a diagnosis in physiotherapy, treat the cause (s) of your pain and help you gradually return to your practice and prevent recurrence of the injury.  

Traffic Accidents and Physical Therapy 

Nine out of ten traffic accident victims go through a physical therapy treatment. When a person suffers a traffic accident, this causes him some type of injury that entails the necessity of some type of rehabilitation exercises. 

Traffic accidents are often associated with the frequent occurrence of sprains, cervical whiplashes, lumbar injuries, headaches or tears and muscular contractures so that the need to undergo several physical therapy sessions becomes almost inescapable.  

On the contrary, the same thing is advised to motorists who after suffering an accident usually have knee injuries and wrists. Each treatment is custom-made based on the injury and symptoms of each patient through the combination of manual therapies that, in addition to achieving the functionality of the treated area, prevents possible squeal after the accident. 

The physiotherapy professional will treat you as an athlete and adapt his treatment, and advice according to your personal goals. Whether it is a traumatic injury or an overuse injury, physiotherapists will guide you in your healing and help you prevent future injuries. Whether it is a sports injury, chronic pain, a stupid accident at home, during leisure or sport, the physical therapist has the solution for you. 

How are many physical therapy sessions needed to recover from an injury? 

It is a bit tricky question because there is not a single clear answer. Depending on the type of injury and the person's characteristics, the total number of physiotherapy sessions can vary greatly.  

Healing Time  

No matter how good the physiotherapist is, there are certain injuries that need a minimum time of treatment and recovery. For example, a fracture of a bone requires waiting for bone repair and consolidation, something that takes more time (even several months in some cases).  

You need a minimum time (months) to resume the effort, although all the time you can work with a physiotherapist to minimize the pain and speed up the recovery time as much as possible. In these cases, a good physiotherapeutic evaluation is very important to set the objectives of each stage of recovery and work to optimize times without risking more than necessary. 

A good physiotherapist will spend enough time in some sessions to evaluate and reevaluate. But this is not wasted time of treatment, but it is what directs and gives meaning to the treatment. With a good evaluation, the physiotherapist will be able to work more specifically on the problem.
by Elena Smith
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Most of the patients who come to MaxWell Medical Physical Therapy Clinic NYC are in some degree of pain when they arrive, so initially, physical therapy treatments are geared towards reducing inflammation and discomfort. 
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