Physical Therapy... Your First Stop
Due to social distancing guidelines resulting from COVID-19, many people with pain or joint issues have had appointments or surgeries delayed. If you're one of them and you haven't seen your physical therapist yet, you should! And here are some reasons why…
Early physical therapy leads to better outcomes! Studies have shown that people who receive physical therapy sooner have better outcomes, lower costs, are less likely to have surgery, use opioids or have unnecessary testing.
Early physical therapy saves money! The rising cost of healthcare is well known and early physical therapy is something that has been shown to reduce costs without reducing the effectiveness of treatment.
Surgery may not be as effective as you think! Many patients look to surgery as the fix for their pain, but surgeries aren't always as effective as patients believe.
So, if you were planning on seeing your PCP or a specialist for an orthopedic condition or pain and you haven't seen a physical therapist yet, you should consider making physical therapy your first stop. You could end up getting better faster for less money and you might avoid riskier treatments like opioids or surgery.
If you have any questions about this article, call (304)864-0111 and ask for Tiffany Dolly, PT, DPT. She is a physical therapist and clinical director of our Masontown facility who addresses pain, orthopedic conditions and chronic issues affecting your function. She has worked with patients in Preston county for nearly 10 years, making personalized treatment programs to help individuals alleviate their pain, improve their mobility and achieve their personal goals.
Every individual is different, let our team of physical therapists help to improve your outcomes, decrease your costs and prevent your need for surgery. To make an appointment, simply call us in Masontown at (304)864-0111, KINGWOOD (304)329-3739, or Bruceton (304) 379-4784