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New Year Resolution: Enroll in a Physical Therapy Program to Lead a Healthier Life

For people suffering from a health condition due to age, disability, injury, illness or musculoskeletal condition, physical therapy (PT) has far and wide benefits. It offers relief from chronic or injury-related pain and facilitates to improve the limited body functions as well as physical movements.

Despite the research-backed evidence, people dealing with chronic pain or age-related illness prefer to rely only on medications instead of physical therapy. A common reason is the lack of awareness about the benefits as well as the expensive nature of the treatment.

We’ve often heard our patients opt out of the therapy programs—despite the doctor’s recommendation—saying that that they’ll just wait for the pain to go away; or that the therapy is just added pressure and not worth the money.

Whatever your reasons might be for not going, we’re here to address some common myths about the treatment and why you should make it a part of your new year’s resolution, especially if a doctor has recommended this course of action.

Physical Therapy is More than just Exercising

It’s a common misconception that physical therapy is just a bunch of movements that you can copy off the internet and try at home.

Physical therapists are trained for years and master each stroke and movement they use during the treatment. Depending on your fitness level, the body’s pain threshold, the extent of the injury and a number of other influencing factors, a physical therapist customizes each movement for maximum impact. You simply can’t achieve this level of accuracy on your own.

Your physical therapist will assess your body, medical history and conduct a number of tests to understand the body’s movements, flexibility and posture control and design a custom treatment plan for you. It’s more than a bunch of exercises and if you have been recommended physical therapy, you shouldn’t ignore it.

It Improves Mobility and Offers Pain Management


If you’re dealing with an injury that has impacted your movements, PT isn’t an option; it’s a requirement. Your physical therapist will help you take back control of your body and design a plan suited for achieving both short-term and long-term goals.

For people with back pain or chronic joint pain, PT helps improve the constant pain and adds strength to the muscles.

PT Limits the Pain and Condition in its Tracks

In case of an injury, physical therapy facilitates the healing process, often eliminating the need for surgery or a relapse. This can also prevent your dependency on narcotics or prescribed opioids, that come with a high risk of addiction and side-effects.

Have you decided to listen to your doctor and start physical therapy for better health? If you’re looking for a reliable treatment plan, talk to us at +201-645-4336.

We’re based in Hackensack, New Jersey and offer personalized Chronic Pain Treatment NJ, with the integration of physical therapy. Learn more about our services here!

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