Western Berks Physical Therapy-Keeping You In Motion
By Western Berks on November 20th, 2013
As we age our bodies are sometimes not as stable as they were. Arthritis and joint pain can set in and even lead to joint replacement. This leads us to physical therapy to help get us functional again. Motion is essential to quality of life. Everyday tasks such as making the bed or emptying the dishwasher having the help of physical therapist sure can help improve overall function and mobility. A Physical Therapist helps you by improving your balance, strength, flexibility and coordination.
Having therapy before and after surgery can help you recover quicker. If surgery is not an option physical therapy is the go to way to keep you in motion and to help manage pain. Although medication helps manage many acute and chronic conditions with the help of physical therapy it is possible to minimize how much pain medication you need. Physical therapy can be an alternative to long-term use of pain medications for the management of pain and certain other health conditions.
Pennsylvania is a Direct Access State which means you can have access to physical therapy for 30 days without having to have it prescribed by a physician. It used to be that you had to have a doctor prescribe therapy before you could go. Now there is some lenience to that. Western Berks Physical Therapy has been helping patients live a better quality life since 1992. Call with any questions you may have at 610-589-3062 we are happy to help!