Friday, December 12, 2014
Benefits of PT
If you read the blog yesterday, you are aware that Mayers Memorial Hospital has a great Physical Therapy Department staffed with skilled, dedicated employees. Why should you consider Physical Therapy as an option for your situation?
Physical Therapists are experts in improving mobility and motion. Pain free movement is crucial to quality of life, ability to work and enjoy your favorite activities.
Improve Mobility and Motion
Being able to move freely is essential for life. Being active can prevent obesity and diseases such as heart attack and stroke. Consistent movement is important to maintaining good balance, which is important in preventing falls and injuries.
Physical Therapists work with patients of all ages and ability levels to restore, expand and maintain a good range of motion.
Avoid Surgery and Prescriptions
Many patients come to a physical therapist following an injuring. There are many times the rehabilitation can "do the trick" and prevent potential surgery and eliminate the use of pain prescriptions.
After surgery, Physical Therapy is an important part of recovery and regaining mobility.
Be an Active Participant in You Recovery
Patients are a part of developing their goals in order to meet individual needs and challenges. Participating in your own recovery is rewarding.
Each patient responds different to treatment. People have different types of bodies, ailments, habits and lifestyles. The beauty of Physical Therapy is that it is designed to meet individual needs.
At MMHD, Physical Therapists Jolene Platko, PT, DPT, ATC and Daryl Marzan, PT, DPT, along with Scott Platko, PTA work collaboratively to provide quality care to their patients. After a referral is received, a full evaluation is scheduled to determine the course of treatment that is best for the patient.
Laura Sanders is the department's Certified Massage Therapist and PT Aide. Amanda Shoup takes care of all of the scheduling and coordination of paperwork and details.
Together, the staff at MMHD is ready to help you meet your goals of rehabilitation.