Chronic pain and injuries are common ailments that make it difficult for individuals to fully enjoy everyday activities. Many individuals either suffer through the pain or avoid activity because they believe there is no solution, but working with a physical therapist can help them manage current injuries as well as prevent them in the future.
“Many people believe that they are simply prone to injury or that they lack strength and flexibility, but the truth is that their pain is more than likely caused by lack of mobility and muscle imbalances”. In addition, lack of mobility is more common than we think because it can be caused and aggravated by a variety of factors such as arthritis, surgery, poor posture, or a previous injury, just to name a few.
While there are many factors that can contribute to poor mobility, a licensed physical therapist can work with you reduce chronic pain and injury by helping you:
- Treat pain caused by muscle imbalance: A physical therapist can help you find the root cause of your chronic pain and/or injury and develop a treatment plan to help you address it.
- Correct muscle imbalance: Correcting any existing muscle imbalance is key to preventing future injuries. A licensed physical therapist will work with you to create a strength and flexibility plan that will put you on the path toward fixing this issue.
- Improve your mobility over time: A physical therapist will work with you to help you improve your range of motion over time to reduce stress on joints and help you prevent muscle imbalances in the future.
Improving your mobility can drastically improve your quality of life and reduce your risk of injury, allowing you to engage in more physical activities that you enjoy. If you would like to learn more about how working with a physical therapist can help you improve your mobility and decrease chronic pain.