Depending on the type of injury, physical therapy may be one of the best ways to get back on your feet in the near future.
With the help of your doctor, you can find a local physical therapist that understands your injury and is able to help you during your recovery.
There are many benefits of physical therapy, including:
- Improved range of motion: For example, if you had knee surgery as the result of a slip-and-fall accident, your muscles will tighten as you recover. Physical therapy helps you restore range of motion.
- Strengthen your muscles: A growing number of physical therapists are focusing on muscle and core strengthening and stability. Not only does this help you recover, but it also does wonders for preventing future injury.
- Heat and ice therapy: Heat and ice are helpful in treating some injuries, such as muscle strains, sprains and tears. The key to success is to know when to use heat and when to use ice, as well as for how long.
If your doctor suggests physical therapy, don’t ignore their advice. It may be critical to helping you recover in a timely manner.
If your injury occurred at work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Consult with your doctor to better understand how long it will take to recover, and whether it’s a good idea to immediately return to work.
Don’t overlook the potential to receive workers’ compensation benefits. This money will provide peace of mind as you work toward making a full recovery.