Our Physical Therapy Program in Pueblo
Our Physical therapy program uses therapeutic methods to help people recover from injuries or manage chronic conditions that affect their ability to move and function. We take a non-invasive, natural approach to healing that benefits the whole body, providing a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional benefits. Read on to learn how physical therapy can benefit the whole body, including the musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, and nervous system.
Physical Therapy Benefits the Whole Body
Musculoskeletal system: Physical therapy is primarily concerned with the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. When you suffer from an injury or develop a chronic condition such as arthritis, physical therapy can help you restore movement and improve your overall physical function. Physical therapists use a variety of techniques, including therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, and modalities such as heat and cold therapy, to help reduce pain, increase range of motion, and improve strength and flexibility.
For example, if you have a knee injury, a physical therapist can design a customized exercise program that will help you regain your strength and flexibility. They may also use manual therapy techniques to reduce pain and swelling and improve your range of motion. Additionally, physical therapy can help you prevent future injuries by teaching you proper body mechanics and posture, which can reduce the stress and strain on your joints and muscles.
Cardiovascular system: Physical therapy can also benefit the cardiovascular system by improving circulation and helping to lower your risk of heart disease. Exercise is a key component of physical therapy and can help to increase your heart rate, which in turn strengthens your heart and improves blood flow throughout the body. In addition, physical therapy can help you manage high blood pressure and improve cholesterol levels, which are two major risk factors for heart disease.
Physical therapy can also help to improve your overall fitness level, which can have a positive impact on your cardiovascular health. For example, if you have been sedentary for a long time and are starting a physical therapy program, you can expect to see an improvement in your cardiovascular function within just a few weeks. Over time, regular physical therapy can help you maintain a healthy heart and reduce your risk of heart disease.
Respiratory system: Physical therapy can also benefit the respiratory system by improving lung function and helping to manage conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. Exercise is a key component of physical therapy, and can help to increase lung capacity, strengthen the muscles used for breathing, and improve the delivery of oxygen to the body.
For example, if you have COPD, a physical therapist can design an exercise program that will help you improve your lung function and increase your ability to perform daily activities. They may also use breathing techniques and other therapeutic methods to help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Nervous system: Physical therapy can also benefit the nervous system by reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep, and increasing overall well-being. Exercise is a natural mood booster and can help to release endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers. In addition, physical therapy can help to reduce stress and anxiety by teaching you relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation.
Physical therapy can also improve sleep quality by helping you develop a regular sleep pattern and by reducing pain and discomfort, which can interfere with sleep. Regular physical activity can also help to reduce the risk of depression and other mental health conditions, and improve overall well-being.
Whole Body Benefit from Physical Therapy in Pueblo
Our physical therapy program provides a wide range of benefits for the whole body, including the musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, and the nervous system. Schedule your appointment today and see how our program can benefit you!
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“The therapists are all very good at evaluation and education. They work at your (the patient) rate for maximum outcome. The daily exercises build strength and stamina and the daily stretches maximize flexibility. Like all physical therapy, you get out what you put in, but these therapists make it easy to get results.”
“Everyone from the front desk to the therapists are amazing. I’ve been thru physical therapy twice before and they only wanted to focus on short term getting better. But not here they want you to feel better and to continue to get stronger long term. All around great place! Thank you again”