Physical therapists are health care professionals offering cost-effective treatment that improves mobility, relieves pain, reduces the need for surgery and drugs and allows patients to participate in a therapy plan designed for their specific needs.
Improve Mobility & Motion
Physical therapists understand anatomy & are experts in improving mobility and range of motion. Painless movement is necessary for quality of daily life, ability to earn a living, pursue your favorite leisure activities, and more.
If you have pain, a physical therapy program can be designed to help reduce your pain. Pain free movement can help us perform more physical activities – and physical activity has so many more great benefits, such as weight management, physical independence, and studies suggest that walking alone can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, hip fracture, and knee arthritis, among other benefits. Consistent movement is essential to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle, which can help prevent costly injuries.
Speaking of injuries, your body was designed to heal itself — a physical therapist knows how to guide that process along by creating a custom therapy program that encourages, facilitates & accelerates the natural healing your body was designed to do.
While surgery is necessary as treatment for some injuries, there is increasing evidence that conservative treatments such as physical therapy can be just as effective (and cheaper) for many conditions.
Low back pain is often over-treated despite abundant evidence that physical therapy is the most cost-effective treatment. Invasive surgery can be very costly, not to mention the MRIs. Additionally, surgery can increase immediate & long term pain.
Physical therapy has proven as effective as surgery for meniscal / knee, rotator cuff tears, osteoarthritis and degenerative diseases along with many other conditions.
Drugs can be useful for some conditions & injuries; however, some drugs have negative side effects. Not only that, they can be expensive. Your body has the ability to heal itself – physical therapists just guide that process along for a quicker recovery.
Participate In Your Recovery
Physical therapists work collaboratively with their patients. Treatment strategies can be designed for the patient’s specific goals & challenges. Receiving treatment by a physical therapist is an interactive activity – participating in your own recovery can decrease the healing time & reduce pain faster. Patients develop a relationship with their physical therapist to help you maintain a long term healthy & pain free lifestyle.
We will design a custom exercise program for you that you can do at the gym, office or at home.
At Bright STAR Physical Therapy, our staff is constantly getting more training and more education on new or innovative treatment options in order to heal injuries & relieve pain and discomfort. We have 2 locations in the San Fernando Valley — Woodland Hills, CA & Valley Village / North Hollywood, CA. Call our office today for a free consultation (818)343-3900. You can also visit our website at www.BrightSTARPT.com