Physical Therapy Treatment Is For More Than Just Injuries

A physical ailment that causes you pain or discomfort can really hinder your quality of life. You don't have to live in pain or with discomfort. Physical therapy can help resolve the issue. Unfortunately, most people associate physical therapy with an injury. There is an assumption that only ailments brought about by an injury can be treated with physical therapy. This is inaccurate. There are a number of other conditions that therapy can help you work through. 


Vertigo is a condition that plagues sufferers with the sensation that they are off balance or that the room is spinning. Although this condition doesn't necessarily cause pain, it can be very uncomfortable to deal with. Given the sensations it produces, sitting in a chair, driving and even walking can become a challenge. Physical therapy can offer assistance to people who have been diagnosed.

In many cases, the reason for vertigo is a mechanical ear issue that causes the symptoms to set in when your head is rotated in a certain direction, such as leaning to the left or right. This is known as positional vertigo. Many people can find relief with a therapy treatment known as a particle positioning head maneuver. With this treatment, a therapist will guide you through a series of head movements that aim to align the inside of your ear, alleviating the problem. 

Urinary Incontinence

Although it's not widely spoken about, there are a number of people who suffer from urinary incontinence silently. Men and woman of any age can suffer from this condition. However, it's most common in woman who have experienced childbirth. The reason for this is weakened muscles in the pelvic area that develop during pregnancy and childbirth. Between the weight of the baby putting pressure on the uterus during pregnancy and the actual birth process, a woman's uterus loses its ability to hold the bladder for an extended period of time.

Physical therapy treatments aim to strengthen these muscles by performing pelvic exercises. By strengthening the muscles, you can hold your bladder better, eliminating the problem. With continued treatment, some woman can completely resolve the issue without medication or surgery. 

Don't let an ailment prevent you from enjoying life like you should. Most physical therapy treatment sessions can be completed in a short amount of time, allowing you to relive your symptoms quickly and get back to enjoy life with your friends and family.