It is amazing that with everything that happened in 2020, the year has gone already so quickly! It shows how resilient we humans really are. So now we have 2021 to not only look forward to, but to see how we can change and make things wonderful for you. I mean ways for you to get healthy, happy, and living the life you dream of! I’d like to help you with that, and so that’s why this post is all about making the right decisions for your health, for achieving the pain free life you deserve, and for making lasting resolutions that extend beyond January second.
For many of you reading this, pain is a daily, ongoing struggle – you wake up in pain, go to sleep in pain, and trundle through daily activities just waiting for the next opportunity to close your eyes. What kind of a life is that? Certainly not the one I know you deserve. Whether you’re struggling with back, neck, knee, shoulder, ankle, or even sciatica related pain, things need to change. The decisions you’ve made throughout 2020 – and potentially the years before – have failed you – something has to change.
Let’s look back on 2020… my guess is you may have taken far too many painkillers, spent a lot of time on the sofa, lost time with your loved ones, found yourself getting more and more depressed, and generally folding in on yourself under the pain, the pandemic, and external stresses exacerbated by your daily discomfort. Perhaps you never got the answers you needed, as doctors only pointed you towards medications and potential surgeries. Maybe you feel demotivated and have given in to the pain as though it is age related or ‘runs in the family’. None of that is working, is it? And none of it is what you want. Luckily, things can change.
Let’s talk about physical therapy for a moment. Now, hang on – if you’ve heard about it, or maybe even tried it but haven’t had success, please don’t just stop reading. You might not have had the best physical therapist, or perhaps you didn’t get the right regimen to suit you. The truth is, physical therapy remains the most effective, safe, and lasting way of eradicating pain. There are many reasons why physical therapy is so effective, so let’s run through a few of them:
1. Physical Therapy treats the root cause of the pain.
Yes, that’s right. While painkillers mask the root cause by only dealing with the symptoms, massages merely sidetrack you for a moment, and surgery may actually make matters worse, physical therapy finds the root cause safely, treats it meticulously, and focuses on the eradication of pain as a happy bonus to solving the problem itself.
2. Physical therapy is about you.
Have you ever been to a massage spa? As relaxing as it is, the masseuse doesn’t really focus on you as an individual, does he/she? Your back or shoulder is the same as the next person’s, and your pain isn’t really a focal point. Sadly, doctors sometimes act similarly – your back pain exhibits the same markers as Susan’s, Brandon’s, and Mark’s… so it must be the same, right? Wrong. Funny thing was when I went to an orthopedic doctor when I had back pain, I told him my symptoms and then self diagnosed. The response was no it is something else. Why? Because most of the population has that problem. It turns out I was correct and I received a call the following day from him telling me I was accurate in my diagnosis from what the MRI showed. See only 1% of the population has the issue I complained about, so why think my pain was any different from anyone else’s? Physical therapy always focuses on your pain as distinctly yours, and on your issue as a unique one. Each individual is different, thus each physical therapy application ought to be so. And that’s exactly why physical therapy succeeds in treating the problem – you are not just a number.
3. The treatment outlasts the clinic.
Unlike doctors’ appointments, for example, physical therapy extends beyond the treatment you receive in the clinic. Qualified, hands-on physical therapists will supply you with a tailor-made exercise program that you can do at home. In other words, a permanently pain free life is something physical therapy can offer – you are supplied with the tools to maintain the quality of life you deserve.
4. Physical therapy teaches you to move.
The funny thing about physical therapy is that it teaches you so much about your body. In the treatment of your pain’s root cause, physical therapy starts teaching you about the ways in which you ought to sit, stand, walk, exercise, and even sleep! Imagine how differently you’ll approach the world around you when you know how to move effectively and pain free?
5. Freedom from pain.
Physical therapy actually offers you so much more than temporary relief from your pain. Unlike painkillers that supply you with a few hours of drowsy relief, physical therapy can give you your life back. Picking up your grandkids, playing tennis, dancing, and hiking can all be back on the cards – physical therapy is not about short terms solutions, rather, it’s about long term answers. It’s about freedom.
It’s difficult making decisions for your health, especially when they may be out of your comfort zone or when they require you to delve into the root cause of the pain, but making those choices will have incredible, long-lasting positive effects on your life. I understand you may be scared or skeptical, but the reality is that none of the decisions you have made until this point have worked – it’s time for a change.
If you make only a single New Year’s Resolution this year, let it be to become pain free. And if that is your choice, make sure you turn to physical therapy. Whether you’ve tried it before, or have never even heard of it, it’s time to give it a real go. You need the right physical therapist, and we’re here to help. No pharmaceuticals, no hassle, no fear – just freedom from pain and access to the quality of life you know you deserve. It’s time to find the right physical therapist for you so that you can make the start of 2021 a strong foundation for the rest of your pain-free life. Why not contact us at 301-493-9257 to get started? We look forward to hearing from you!
To Your Health,
P.S. If you are still not 100%, give us a call at 301-493-9257 to set up a time to discuss the health issues you are having and how we can help you.
A Physical Therapist’s specialty is in observing deviations in your movement patterns to find the root cause of the problem, then effectively treating it with individualized exercises to correct the problem. You will understand what the issue is that is causing the problem and be given effective exercises to do, thereby ensuring that how you move becomes permanent in your muscle memory.
We invite you to ask about our Free Discovery Call and look forward to assisting you with anything you may need. This is for those who are still unsure if Physical Therapy is right for them. We offer a 100% Free 30 minute Discovery Visit to answer all your questions and see if you are the right fit for our clinic. Space is limited. Call us at: 301-493-9257 or email us at email@example.com
Did you know that Maryland has direct access for Physical Therapy? That means you can see a Physical Therapist without seeing your physician first and getting a prescription. We can evaluate and treat you without a referral. Through the extensive evaluation, if I feel that other issues may be involved that may require you to see your physician, I will refer you back or recommend someone who is appropriate for you.
PROGRAMS OFFERED AT WELLNESS REHABILITATION INC.
We offer online Physical Therapy sessions. These are the same 1 hour sessions as in clinic. You still get the personal touch. Contact us for more information or go to the website: https://wellnessrehab.org/telehealth/ for more information.
INDIVIDUAL PILATES SESSIONS
Many clients feel that the work we have done in Physical Therapy was so effective that after discharge they want to continue the Pilates and strengthening work to continue improving their outcomes to prevent recurrences. For more information, go here: https://wellnessrehab.org/pilates-based-rehab/
We offer 5 and 10 session individual packages of Pilates/strengthening.
YEAR OF WELLNESS PACKAGE
We offer a Year of Wellness package for those who would like to have a monthly checkup of their home program to be sure the exercises are still valid and performed correctly or to address any other issues that may arise.
Interested in continuing the work we did or just want to get stronger or be sure you are still on the correct path towards your goals of a fully functional life, give us a call at 301-493-9257 to discuss how we can help you.
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