Far too many times I hear, “it hurts and I need to stop”. DO NOT … I REPEAT … DO NOT STOP. Physical therapy is a necessary evil and YES it hurts but as they say, NO PAIN NO GAIN.
Physical therapy, also known as physical rehabilitation, requires a lot of time, a lot of hard work, and of course a knowledgeable physical therapist. Physical therapists are highly educated and are licensed health care professionals, licensed under Florida Statutes, Ch. 486. Their job is to examine, evaluate, and treat patients whose conditions limit their ability to move and function in daily life. A therapist’s overall goal is to maintain, restore, and/or improve mobility and help reduce pain. In some cases, physical therapists are instrumental in helping a patient avoid surgery or the long-term use of prescription medications and associated side effects. Continue reading →