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Posted on 04-26-2016

3 Benefits of Physical Therapy

Summer's on it's way, and at On Point Acupuncture & Wellness, our staff is committed to helping all our patients have the healthy, happy, and pain-free bodies they need to do all their fun-in-the-sun activities. If you're currently struggling with a physical ailment, such as back pain, shoulder pain, sports injury, or even a balance problem, then we recommend consulting with a physical therapist to help you back on the path to wellness.

A physical therapist is a healthcare professional who examines, evaluates, and treats dysfunction of the body. With either a master's degree or doctoral degree, a physical therapist's scope of practice can include assessment and treatment of disorders within the musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiopulmonary systems, among others. As a practice, physical therapy has helped people recover from illness or injury, reduce inflammation, promote tissue healing, prepare for surgery, lose weight, increase energy, improve their ability to participate in work, sports, and daily tasks, and prevent chronic health problems.

3 Top Benefits of Physical Therapy

1. Treatment focuses on resolving the symptoms of dysfunction and addressing the underlying causes of dysfunction. To do this, a physical therapist relies on treatment methods including postural screening, joint manipulations, and soft-tissue mobilizations to reduce pain and discomfort now--as wells as prevent it in the future.

2. Emphasis of treatment includes active participation from the client, which can maximize patient outcomes. Active techniques may include corrective exercise prescription, neuromuscular re-education, and postural re-training.

3. Treatment is all natural, non-invasive, and drug-free, safer for you and minimizing your risk of side effects.

Wondering if physical therapy is right for you? See your Boston and Brookline, MA physical therapists today

Don't let pain, stiffness, or physical dysfunction keep you from your work and play activities. If you live in the Brookline and Boston MA areas and are looking for a physical therapist to help you recover from an injury, then call On Point Acupuncture & Wellness today at 617-654-8960 (for our Boston location) and 617-487-8101 (for our Brookline location).

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