Don’t Rush Into Surgery, Choose Physical Therapy

April 6, 2017

 Physical Therapy is the Better and Safer Option
When faced with the serious prospect of going through surgery, it is recommended to research every possible option available beforehand. While many patients feel that surgery is their only option, physical therapy is an excellent alternative for treating pain.
Surgery involves invasive procedures that attempt to correct the problem and eliminate the pain. During surgery, patients go under general anesthesia which can be very dangerous in itself and in some cases surgery does not work. Patients are left with persistent pain along with a procedure that cannot be undone and a long recovery process.
Surgery is also very expensive. Surgical procedures can cost several thousands of dollars even with insurance. Along with the expense, patients must consider the unpredictable side effects associated with surgery. The side effects include:
  •         Infection
  •         Blood clots
  •         Unfavorable medication reactions
  •         Wound healing complications
Physical therapy, a safer and more effective option, should be fully considered as a first-choice treatment option. Too often patients rush into surgery for injuries that can be properly treated through physical therapy.
Physical therapy uses a variety of techniques to help manage, reduce, and prevent pain for long-term health benefits. Physical therapy aims to improve and restore your mobility as well as eliminate the use of prescription medications and get you back on your feet as soon as possible.
The benefits associated with physical therapy are tremendous compared to surgery. Physical therapy is the better choice because:
  •         No major side effects  
  •         Helps regain strength, flexibility, and feel better
  •         Less invasive and risky
  •         Affordable: Physical therapy is affordable and covered by most insurance plans. With the passage of Direct Access it is easier than ever to visit a physical therapist!
Why undergo surgery that will have you weakened and incapable for a few weeks when you can undergo physical therapy that will empower and strengthen your body overall!
When given the choice of surgery or a physical therapy rehabilitation program, choose the safer choice that won’t jeopardize your health. Talk with your physical therapist to create a plan that’s right for you!

Moriarty Physical Therapy is a premier PT center in the Hudson Valley with offices in Lagrange and Poughkeepsie, NY. To find out more about physical therapy or to book your first appointment with a PT, contact Moriarty Physical Therapy at (845) 454-4137 or visit their website

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