Have you experienced a fall that resulted in an injury? Even falls that seem minor can have severe repercussions and result in long-term issues. The most important thing to do if you have experienced a fall is to seek medical treatment.
Your medical team will treat your injuries and make appropriate recommendations to put you on the path to recovery. This recovery involves physical therapy rehab specifically for falls. While it can be tempting to skip what can sometimes be a tedious process, you should never skip physical therapy treatment after a fall.
Risk for Long-Term Injuries
Physical therapy is beneficial for fall injuries in several ways, including:
- Pain Management
- Mobility Improvement
- Energy Increase
- Short Recovery Time
- Increased Strength
If you skip physical therapy after being injured in a fall, you run the risk of dealing with your injuries for the rest of your life. Failure to get proper treatment can lead to more pain, joint, and muscle stiffness, and joint and muscle fatigue. The endorphins that result from physical therapy treatment go a long way toward reducing pain and getting you back to your normal functioning level.
Pain Management and Physical Therapy
Physical therapy after a fall will involve more than merely exercising your pain away. There are several methods that physical therapists use to manage pain. The physical therapist’s goal is to treat the whole person, not just the injury.
Every muscle, joint, and nerve in your body is connected to something else, so focusing solely on one area is not as effective as creating treatments that teach the body to work as one to treat the injury. Your therapist at Physical Therapy Now will work with you to create an individual treatment plan to heal your injury and manage your pain.
With the current COVID-19 crisis, many people hesitate to set up or continue their recommended physical therapy treatments. We cannot stress enough how important it is that you do not skip your treatment and continue to work toward healing your body. The good news is, if you are uncomfortable coming to appointments at one of our Physical Therapy Now locations, we offer teletherapy options that you can utilize from the comfort and safety of your home. Using a reliable internet connection and a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, you can participate in physical therapy treatments and communicate with your treatment provider.
Rehab for Falls at Physical Therapy Now
If you need rehab for a fall or have questions about our teletherapy options, contact our Physical Therapy Now office at 800-481-4582. Our knowledgeable staff is available to talk with you and schedule your first appointment. We will guide you through the process and review your current injuries and medical history to create a focused treatment plan that will put you on the path toward recovery.