Physical Therapy: A Solution to a Debilitating Situation


People from all ages can benefit from physical therapy, as life’s twists and turns are bound to shove life-altering obstacles right in the way of your homebound vehicle. Work–related injuries and automobile accidents are notorious for causing conditions that debilitate movement, but that’s not to say these circumstances are the only reasons people seek physical therapy.

A number of debilitating conditions require the employment of physical therapy, that’s why 2008 US Department of Labor statistics show there were some 185,000 employed physical therapists, with many of these positions specifically for sports physical therapy.

Common conditions treated by physical therapy include:

  • Failed back surgeries

  • Arthritis

  • Whiplash

  • Neck and back injuries

  • Sprains and strains

The Goals of Physical Therapy

For each condition, a specific outpatient physical therapy program is devised. As with any physical therapy program the goals are to physically encourage the ability to move while reducing pain, restoring function and preventing further development of the disability through various techniques and equipment. Whole body wellness programs and fitness routines are created and utilized to produce the best bodily restoration results.  

Do You Need Physical Therapy?

Get the answer to this question and learn more about Physical Therapy, where you will find a list of conditions, in addition to what type of fitness routines are commonly used at Preferred Spine & Rehab. Don’t hesitate to ask a question or express a concern by going to Ask an Expert. We provide Physical Therapy for residents of Fairview Heights, Swansea, O'Fallon, Belleville, Shiloh, Collinsville, and the surrounding Illinois communities.