October is National Physical Therapy Month!

Although October is also National Chiropractic Health Month, it is also dedicated to another discipline—Physical Therapy. The doctors at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation evaluate and coordinate with each individual to find the best ways to help patients make a healthy and lifelong recovery. With the help of physical therapy, you can improve mobility and motion, avoid surgery and prescription drugs and participate in your recovery process.

Improving mobility and motion is essential to maintaining physical activity to stay in shape, prevent obesity, and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. It also plays a crucial role in sustaining a healthy balance system.

Physical therapy can help avoid surgery and the use of prescription drugs by targeting the underlying problem and finding ways to strengthen the source of injury. The muscles in and around the injured muscle, ligament or joint need to be strengthened in order to prevent scar tissue, pain and recurrent injuries in the area. By choosing surgery, you actually are choosing to do the complete opposite—you are weakening the areas that need to be strengthened in order to gain a healthy and complete recovery.

Lastly, when you choose physical therapy, you are choosing to participate in your recovery process. An injury can cause a lot of pain and stress for months of your life. Many people believe it’s more rewarding to see the drastic changes from hard work and motivation. During a physical therapy regime, you can work with your physical therapist to create the best maintenance plan for you. Seeing your progress over time is just as rewarding to the doctors at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation as it is for you.

Contact Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation at 732-345-1377 or stop by our office to find out if physical therapy is the best treatment option for you and your needs. Our multi-disciplinary facility can offer you several treatment methods when you come in for an evaluation. For more information about Physical Therapy, visit our Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Physical Therapy Page.

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