What to Expect
Physical therapy works on the principle of how your body’s bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints all work in unison to allow you to move and perform various activities and jobs. Many times when you have an area of injury, trauma, inflammation, or weakness, you will unconsciously adapt the way you are moving to compensate for the part that hurts. Soon, it becomes a habit to move in a way that your body wasn’t designed to move, leading to additional problems. Physical therapists are trained to understand the relationship between all these factors, and they are equipped with a range of techniques and tools to normalize movement dysfunctions.