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Myths About Physical Therapy

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Myths About Physical Therapy

Common Misconceptions About Physical Therapy

Though there are many ways that physical therapy can help to improve your physical health, there are plenty of misconceptions out there about this form of treatment. We're here to set the record straight.

Myth: Physical Therapy is Painful

Since many people believe that going to see a physical therapist is going to be a painful process no matter what, this deters many from seeking this form of rehabilitation. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. An experienced and knowledgeable physical therapist will work with you to understand your unique condition and needs, working within your comfort levels.

Myth: You Need an Injury to See a Physical Therapist

While many people see a physical therapist following an injury or surgical procedure, those aren’t the only situations where one can benefit from physical therapy. From managing chronic pain to treating incontinence issues and improving your athletic performance, physical therapy can help to improve your musculoskeletal health.

Myth: You Can do Physical Therapy on Your Own

While continuing the exercises that your physical therapist provides you with at home can help to improve your current condition, it isn’t advised that you try to continue treatment on your own without the guidance of a licensed physical therapist. While certain movements and exercises may be appropriate for now, your physical therapist continues to work with you over time, adjusting treatment plans as you progress.

Rehabilitation Services in Bishop, CA

At Northern Inyo Healthcare District, our team of orthopedists take a holistic approach to care, focusing on you as a whole person rather than specific symptoms or conditions. We provide therapeutic services, working cooperatively with physicians, nursing staff, diagnostic imaging, environmental services, nutritional services, information technology and all hospital units – doing whatever is needed to achieve total patient care.

For more information about the rehabilitation services at Northern Inyo Healthcare District or to schedule an appointment, call (760) 873-2122.