Do you suffer from arthritis? Did you recently sustain a sports injury? Have you been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease? As disparate as these medical issues may seem, they have one element in common: physical therapy can be used to treat each of them. Physical therapy is a general term for noninvasive treatment that can increase physical mobility and strength. This mode of care can address a wide range of problems that may affect physical wellness. If you suffer from a chronic condition such as arthritis, physical therapy can enhance flexibility in the afflicted joints and bolster the support of the surrounding muscles, making movement less painful. Physical therapy can also slowly rebuild strength in muscles, connective tissues, nerves, and bones that have suffered injury. This treatment option can help in managing conditions that affect motor coordination as well.
Could physical therapy alleviate your medical condition? To find out, call Fawcett Memorial Hospital today at (888) 685-1599. Our facility offers both inpatient and outpatient physical therapy services to individuals living in Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, and North Port.