Can physical therapy reduce recovery time?

The main goal of physical therapy is to help you regain strength, flexibility, and range of motion after an injury so that you can return to daily activities—as well as vigorous athletic activity and exercise—faster and more successfully, as well as minimize the risk of a re-injury.

The first several weeks after an injury, the focus is on healing. At this time, strenuous physical therapy is usually inappropriate—your body needs time to repair itself first. However, once approved by your doctor, a more robust physical therapy program will help you reduce the amount of time it takes for you to fully regain and recover the same level of function you had before the injury.

Don’t blow off physical therapy after an injury! A great podiatrist like Dr. Keith McSpadden can help guide you through the steps you’ll need to get back on your feet, without pain, as quickly and successfully as possible. To schedule an appointment at North Austin Foot & Ankle Institute, call 512-593-2949 today or request an appointment online.