3 Myths and the Truths about Physical Therapy

3 myths and the truths about Physical Therapy

As you age, taking care of your physical well-being is more important than ever. Unfortunately, there are several myths surrounding physical therapy that can lead adults to dismiss this potentially beneficial treatment option. That's why it's vital for you to understand the facts about physical therapy – and dispel any common misconceptions about its effectiveness!

In this blog post, we'll be exploring three of the most prevalent myths associated with physical therapy – as well as delving into what the real truth behind each one is.

Read on for insight into how physical therapy can benefit you!

Myth 1: Physical Therapy is only to help those with injuries or accidents

The Truth: Physical Therapists treat a variety of conditions, including chronic pain, and degenerative changes. We also provide preventative care such as balance and coordination training. 

Myth 2: Physical Therapy is the same as massage

The Truth: Physical therapists are doctorate level trained experts in movement and body function who help patients regain mobility and strength. Massage therapy and physical therapy have the same goal: to aid in healing, relieve pain and restore function of the body; the only difference is that massage therapy is focusing on muscles and some soft tissues of the body to help relieve the pain and also the stress while physical therapy focuses on the entire musculoskeletal system.

Myth 3: I can do my own physical therapy

The Truth: Your participation is key to a successful treatment plan and we will give you a home exercise program, but you still need the expert care and guidance of a physical therapist. We have specialized education, clinical expertise, and the latest available evidence to evaluate your needs and make a diagnosis before creating a personalized plan of care.


In the end, physical therapy has something to offer people of all backgrounds: if you want to reduce muscle soreness and keep injuries at bay or build a comprehensive program that allows you to perform at your peak every day, physical therapists can help.

Sure, physical therapy isn't a magic cure-all and requires dedication - but the rewards are unparalleled. And with the right therapist by your side, you can rest assured that your journey will be as much about understanding the science behind physical health as it is about self-care. Learn more about us here. 

So don’t wait - schedule an appointment today! Call 855-331-7522 and unleash the power of physical therapy in your own life. It’s time to get out there and start living well; let’s make it happen together!

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