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What Is Physical Therapy?


Group of physical therapists | Spine & Sport Physical Therapy | San Diego, Irvine, Sacramento, CA

A question we get asked a lot is … What is physical therapy???

Here at Spine & Sport Physical Therapy, our view is that physical therapists help people transform their lives! Most people come to us with a variety of problems that often include pain, stiffness or weakness. Our goal is to teach you how to prevent or manage your condition so that you will achieve long-term health benefits.

We identify your condition by conducting a thorough evaluation and creating a specialized plan of care to help you correct the situation. This may include modalities such as heat, cold, electrical stimulation, cold laser or ultrasound. Treatments frequently include joint/soft tissue mobilization (stretching joints or muscles through direct contact) and exercises to improve flexibility, strength, endurance or balance.

Recent studies have shown that physical therapy is a beneficial alternative to pain killers (opiods). The studies find that patients choosing physical therapy, rather than initially taking pain medication, have a 90% chance of never needing that type of medication.

Stay tuned for future posts as we delve into specific problems and show you how to deal with them. Thanks for visiting!

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