Get Results and Reduce Pain With Physical Therapy
You may be surprised at the wide range of health problems physical therapists can treat. From alleviating pain to restoring mobility, physical therapy results in a greater quality of life for countless patients. Some have experienced an injury or accident, or are recovering from surgery. Others are suffering with arthritis or back pain. And many patients seek help because of a decline in their ability to perform everyday tasks. While their symptoms may differ, people of all ages can benefit from physical therapy treatment.
Physical therapy can help you get moving again, pain-free, and without costly drugs or invasive procedures. When you follow the personalized treatment plan developed by your physical therapist, your body will begin to heal – and you may notice an immediate improvement in your condition.
Physical Therapy Results Can Be Yours
If you are ready to feel better and return to your normal level of activity, physical therapy can deliver the results you want. Physical therapists are specially trained to identify and treat neuromuscular disorders. They apply their training, research and proven techniques to reduce pain, improve joint function and increase range of motion in every area of the body.
By employing the appropriate combination of manual therapies, including massage and mobilization, and passive therapies such as cold packs, heat and electrical stimulation, your physical therapist begins the healing process at the source of your problem. In addition, most patients begin a series of exercises and stretching techniques to improve muscle strength and flexibility.
Your physical therapist will also educate you on proper form to prevent re-injury, and help you understand what’s happening in your body, so you can learn how to protect the injured area as it heals. Much of your program may be done at home, using your body weight, elastic bands or light hand-weights.
Physical therapists are focused on helping each patient find relief from debilitating pain while stimulating the body’s healing power. They also share their expertise, so that you achieve the highest level of physical therapy results in the shortest period of time. Each patient’s program will vary in length, but the goal is to bring significant improvement over progressive visits so you can quickly return to your normal activities.
Physical Therapy Success Stories
On any given day, people from all walks of life and every age group begin physical therapy programs – the first step to improved health and wellness. Here’s what real patients have to say about their physical therapy experience:
“When I first started [physical therapy] I could barely function well physically. I was very limited in mobility and my pain was at an 8. Today, I have complete physical mobility with no pain. … I really feel great and am glad to be back to normal.” Trina H.
“Pain reduced by 90%, range of motion back to 95%, strength back by 95% in most directions. I’m confident of a full recovery with home exercises.” Will W.
“Since I began physical therapy, I’m able to wake up in the morning without horrible neck pain, cracking and popping. I also have increased strength in my upper body, which has made every day tasks much easier.” Shelley S.
These stories demonstrate that every patient has a unique story. What’s yours?
- Are you experiencing pain, weakness or restricted range of motion?
- Do you want to return to an active lifestyle?
- Are you having trouble balancing while walking or running?
- Have you started withdrawing from your favorite activities, due to physical limitations?
- Do you simply want to feel better and improve your health?
If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions, you could benefit from a physical therapy consultation.
The Professional Therapy Associates Staff Is Dedicated to Your Health
It’s important to remember that pain is not normal – it’s your body’s way of telling you that something is not right. Whether your pain stems from a muscle strain, a chronic condition, an injury or a repetitive action, you owe it to yourself to have it treated so you can get back on the road to good health. If you are seeking a Montana physical therapist, you can trust the skilled staff at Professional Therapy Associates, with four locations in Flathead Valley. Owner Blaine Stimac and his team of dedicated, professional physical therapists have been treating area residents since 1988, and are ready to provide you the highest level of care and service.
So don’t wait for pain to go away on its own. It usually won’t – and the longer the underlying cause goes untreated, the more damage you can do. Professional Therapy Associates is known for getting results with custom-designed programs that fit each individual’s needs and goals. If you’re ready to find out how a physical therapy program can help you, you can get started immediately with a free health and injury consultation.
Discover How Physical Therapy Can Help You With a Free Physical Therapy Screening
Take advantage of a free health and injury screening from Professional Therapy Associates. The health screening, valued at $100, gives you the opportunity to consult with a licensed physical therapist at no charge. Your physical therapist will conduct appropriate testing to pinpoint the cause of your pain or limited range of motion. It’s a great way to find out if physical therapy treatment can help you return to good health.
Residents of Flathead Valley are welcome to register online for a free consultation from Professional Therapy Associates. Or you may make an appointment at one of their four convenient locations: North Kalispell (406-756-7878), Whitefish (406-862-5033), Columbia Falls (406- 892-7999) and Flathead Health and Fitness in Downtown Kalispell (406-257-5610).