Some Injuries Require Ongoing Physical Therapy

By Pyle Law, August 10 2021 7:58 pm
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Some Injuries Require Ongoing Physical Therapy

By Pyle Law, August 10 2021 7:58 pm
Some Injuries Require Ongoing Physical Therapy

When people get hurt in a car accident, slip and fall accident, workplace accident, or some other incident that results in injury, they will require proper medical treatment and time to recover. In most cases, physical therapy is a major component of the recovery process. Physical therapy involves specific techniques that include strengthening, range-of-motion, endurance, flexibility, and mobility activities that will address your particular injury, condition, or illness. It can likewise be performed to prevent further and future health issues.

If, however, you suffer a catastrophic injury, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury, you may need ongoing or lifelong physical therapy to manage the consequences of your injury. This is on top of all your other ongoing medical treatments, future medical procedures, medications, home modifications, assistive devices, and/or home care needs.

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy, also known as physiotherapy, is a crucial part of a rehabilitation program to help individuals restore their full mobility, function, and strength following an injury, illness, or a surgical procedure. It is also commonly used for helping disabled individuals stay as independent and active for as long as possible. Consistency is key to success with physical therapy because individuals who follow the recommended techniques, exercises, and guidelines can help keep their physical problems from recurring or worsening.

What Happens During Physical Therapy?

Patients usually go to the physical therapist’s office in a clinic or hospital or have the therapy sessions at home. All techniques and treatments done during sessions are tailored to the exact requirements of the patient. Multiple techniques are typically combined to help patients recover faster and move with less pain or without pain. These techniques can include:

  • Range-of-motion exercises for maintaining or restoring lost movement ability
  • Stretching exercises for increasing flexibility
  • Exercises for improving strength, balance, and coordination
  • Joint mobilization and massage
  • Cold and heat therapy
  • Ultrasound or electric stimulation

Physical therapists often utilize various stretches and movement exercises to target the body part and condition being rehabilitated. Physical therapy sessions likewise might entail strength exercises with bands or weights, endurance exercises using a treadmill or bicycle, or swimming exercises to reduce impact on the joints. In addition, physical therapists may do massage therapy, apply cold or heat to affected areas, or use electrical stimulation for calming nerves that cause pain and speed up the healing process.

Treatment plans typically include balance and stretching exercises that patients should also do at home. Following the physical therapist’s instructions and doing them regularly is immensely crucial to help ensure positive outcomes with physical therapy.

Speak to an Experienced Kansas Personal Injury Attorney Now

Getting hurt in an accident due to another person’s negligent actions is not only devastating but costly as well, particularly if you require lifelong treatments for your injuries. Fortunately, our skilled Kansas personal injury attorney at Pyle Law can help you recover compensation to pay for your treatment and injury-related losses. Call us now at 620-374-9299 or fill out our online form to set up your free case consultation with our Kansas personal injury attorney.

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