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One Body, One Choice: Why A Physical Therapist is The Right Choice

While it’s always recommended to consult your doctor for any physical disorder, your doctor will refer a physical therapist to treat injuries and ease joint pain.  
Don't wait until you have a problem to see a physical therapist; seeing one before you start a new routine can prevent injuries from happening in the first place.
Don’t wait until you have a problem to see a physical therapist; seeing one before you start a new routine can prevent injuries from happening in the first place. Physical therapists can also help improve your overall fitness and health.
Physical therapists are movement specialists trained to keep the musculoskeletal system healthy. PTs are educated to recognize postural habits and biomedical disadvantages of each individual’s unique body.
What Physical Therapists Can Do That You Doctor Simply Can’t
  1. Assess Overall Injury Risk
    A full movement screen and postural assessment identifies subtle postural habits that may make you susceptible to injury. Knowing your mechanic weaknesses helps to change your bad postural habits so that you stay injury-free.
  1. Determine the Best Type of Workout for You
    Physical therapists cull all the critical information from prior surgeries, diet, lifestyle, body type, body mechanics and posture to determine what activities would best fit your physique. We all have differing muscle imbalances, range of motion and alignment issues. A PT is trained to identity these issues and how to correct bad behavior.
  1. Proper Exercise Programs Speed Up Recovery
    Many physical therapists will recommend massage or compression socks, pants or sleeves to help with recovery, in addition to foam rolling and mobility work. The goal is to help improve overall circulation, bringing new, fresh blood into the tissues to promote healing and recovery.
    Another new recovery method that has prove to speed recovery is Blood flow restriction (BFR) training, or occlusion training. BFR involves wrapping a compression cuff or Voodoo floss band around the top portion of a limb. BFR restricts your veins from releasing deoxygenated blood from your body back to your heart, which will help activate new cell growth in your muscles. Ask your health care professional if it’s right for you.
  1. Alignment and Postural Corrections
    Bad posture can create stiffness in your neck and back, or other areas resulting in weakness and fatigue.
    Schedule an appointment with a physical therapist to assess physical movements and posture.  Your physical therapist will identify the problems and recommend exercises and stretches to help improve your posture and balance.
Don’t think that just because you are not suffering from an injury or in pain that you won’t benefit from seeing a physical therapist. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
To learn more about physical therapy and treatment plans for joint pain and injury, set up a free exploratory examination with one of our doctors today.
Moriarty Physical Therapy is the premier physical therapist provider here in the Hudson Valley with centers located near you. To find out more about physical therapy or to book your first appointment with a physical therapist, visit our website at or contact Moriarty Physical Therapy at (845) 454-4137.

Schedule a FREE 15-minute Exploration Visit

Come visit one of our physical therapy clinics in New York or North Carolina and one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy will do a 15-minute consultation to see if physical therapy is right for you. In the consultation, we’ll help determine the source of pain and movement restrictions to see if you would benefit from physical therapy or might need the assistance of another healthcare professional. If so, we’ll make a referral and help speed up achieving your health goal.

You have nothing to lose; the screening is free! And if physical therapy could help you, we can perform the examination right then–even without a prescription–with Direct Access (covered by insurance).

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