Two words usually come to mind when thinking about physical therapy: stretching and strengthening. Most people turn to physical therapy when they’ve had a surgery or when they’ve suffered an injury, but PT can help with so much more! Here are 3 little-known benefits of physical therapy that have helped many of our happy BC + PT patients in the Buffalo area:
Pre-surgical AND post-surgical care
Most people know that physical therapy is beneficial for your post-surgery care- but not a lot of people know that physical therapy can be hugely helpful for pre-surgery as well! A physical therapist can educate you in many ways to prepare you for your surgery, including giving exercise recommendations to stretch and strengthen your muscles. They can also give you a head’s up on what’s to come after surgery, like how to get out of bed and perform other daily activities with care.
Walk better with PT!
If you’re anything like the majority of Americans today, your posture is far from perfect. Working on computers and watching endless Netflix has caused a national slump- literally!- in postural form. At BC + PT, our physical therapist can show you how to improve your posture and even how to walk better through walking mechanics. Your PT can make personalized recommendations to get your posture back to pre-technology glory!
Get game-day ready
Physical therapy is usually associated with surgery and injuries, but did you know that physical therapy has helped tons of patients return to peak performance? Whether you’re a professional athlete looking to get an edge or in your local volleyball league and can’t swing like you used to, physical therapy can certainly help. Your PT can run through drills and specific exercises in each session to strengthen muscles you may not even know you had and return you to a game-ready state.
If you’re looking for physical therapy in Buffalo to alleviate pain, work on an injury, or just remedy life’s wears and tears, look no further than Buffalo Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Physical Therapy! Our professional and friendly physical therapists are excited to meet you and customize a treatment plan to fit your unique wellness goals. Give us a call today or fill out our contact form to schedule your appointment!