There are countless reasons for a patient to come to physical therapy, as well as countless benefits of physical therapy.
At the start of your physical therapy journey, your therapist will develop a “plan of care” at your first session with your personal goals in mind. That plan of care will include how many visits they think will be beneficial to come per week, as well as, duration to reach your goals.
If a patient misses their scheduled appointment, that causes a prolonged time for possible disability/limitations, as well as, a longer period it will take for you to reach your goals.
By missing treatment visits, your therapy will be longer than previously stated during your initial evaluation. This causes an increased time that you have to manage your pain and limitations. While our therapists love to see their patients, they want therapy to be as successful and efficient as possible.
Some benefits of physical therapy include:
1. Decreasing Pain: Pain can severely impact your quality of life. Your UBE physical therapist is trained in hands-on techniques and will instruct you on pain education to reduce pain levels.
2. Avoid Surgery and Opioids: evidence has shown that PT is an effective alternative to both surgery and medication. (http://www.moveforwardpt.com/benefits/default.aspx)
3. Take Full Advantage of Movement: pain-free movement is crucial to high quality of life no matter your age or activity level.