Physical therapy is not just for chronic back pain or a sports injury. While most people associate common musculoskeletal conditions with physical therapy treatment, there are actually a wide (and unexpected) variety of conditions that would drive people to search for a physical therapy clinic nearby.
- Dizziness, balance and vertigo.
Let’s kick it off here. Most people don’t know that chronic vertigo can often be treated with physical therapy. Balance is important for people of all ages but especially for adults over the age of 65 who risk additional injury from a fall, such as broken hips and bruised joints. Whether balance issues are caused by a medical condition or by the atrophy of core muscles due to age, physical therapy can help compensate for dizziness by improving muscular stability and vision/focus. This type of treatment is called vestibular rehabilitation, and for people in El Paso, Texas, it’s offered at a nearby physical therapy clinic (hint: it’s at Performance PT).
- Headaches and migraines.
The American Migraine Foundation “estimates that at least 39 million Americans live with migraines, but because many people do not get a diagnosis or the treatment they need, the actual number is probably higher.” While some chronic migraines are caused by underlying medical conditions, most migraines result from tension, neck injury or posture. Seeking a physical therapist near you will help you find treatment options, such as manual therapy or occupational therapy, to help reduce your migraine occurrences and also to help prevent future migraines by increasing the range of motion in your neck muscles and restructuring your posture throughout the workday.
- Pelvic pain and incontinence.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation is beneficial for both men and women who are struggling with pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence. For women, this condition often begins during pregnancy and/or after childbirth, but men also experience this condition as they age. Physical therapy can help strengthen the pelvic floor with a series of treatments, such as myofascial release, manual therapy and exercises, electrical stimulation, and nerve and tissue mobilization. If you’re struggling with pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence, you should find a physical therapy clinic near you to schedule an appointment.
Keen to learn all about what physical therapy near you can offer? Performance PT is ready to help you
To learn more about the types of conditions treated by a physical therapist near you, contact our team at Performance PT today. We can help you schedule an appointment or a free screening to find out if physical therapy is the right option to help you find relief.