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Benefits Of Physical Therapy: Physical Therapy Can…

By / January 31, 2018

APEX About Us

At Apex Physical Therapy, all of our four locations are proud contributing members within our national professional organization, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). We understand the cornerstone of movement is essential to a healthy life and well being staying injury free. We proudly treat people of all ages and abilities with every ailment and goal. We commonly get asked the question by patients and the community, ” What does physical therapy do?” We would like to dispel the myth that many Americans have when determining whether or not physical therapy is a good option for you.

 

Physical Therapy Can…

Maximize Your Movement
Every individual wants to live pain-free. Pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of life, your ability to earn a living, and your independence. Physical therapists are body mechanics and experts who can identify, diagnose, and treat all movement problems.

Participate In Your Recovery
Physical therapist are part of your healthcare team. We actively collaborate with your physicians and communicate any findings within our evaluation as well throughout your course of care. Physical therapists work collaboratively with their patients and clients. Treatment plans are customized for each person’s individual goals, challenges, and needs.

Avoid Opioids
We live in a time where public health officials have called the current opioid epidemic the worst drug crisis in American history. Overdose deaths were nearly equal to the number of deaths from car crashes in 2017. There are a lot of risks with the abuse of Opioids ,  risks include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping use. In some situations, dosed appropriately, prescription opioids are an appropriate part of medical treatment. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging health care providers to reduce the use of opioids in favor of safe alternatives like physical therapy for most long-term pain.

Avoid Surgery
In many cases surgery is mandatory, but for some people you may not need to go under the knife. Before you undergo expensive or invasive surgery, try physical therapy. For some conditions, including meniscal tears and knee osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disk disease, treatment by a physical therapist has been found to be as effective as surgery. We use our knowledge, expertise, experience and education to evaluate whether or not you would be a good candidate. An individual evaluation is necessary to determine whether or not you can avoid surgery.

Finding The Right Physical Therapist
Apex Physical Therapy has been serving the Spokane, West Plains, Cheney and Fairways areas for over twenty years. Our specialties vary yet we abide by the same core values within each location: putting the patient first. We treat our patients like family and are so thankful you have chosen us as part of your healthcare team. Get moving, stay active and always let us know if we can assist you in reaching your goals for recovery. We are passionate about our community and all of the people we serve.