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Is it Too Late to Start Physical Therapy?

If you’ve had an injury for a while, or even just a nagging pain that won’t go away, you know the frustration that comes with things not getting better. Having pain or physical limitations for months, years, or even decades can start to feel hopeless – but the good news is that it’s never too late to start physical therapy! Even injuries that are many years old can benefit from treatment. Our bodies are usually pretty good at healing themselves, but sometimes there are factors that keep us from getting back to our normal pain-free lives.

You might think, “My ankle hasn’t gotten better since I sprained it, but it’s been so long since the injury that I doubt physical therapy would help” or “It’s been 16 years since I had my baby, I’m probably stuck with these problems forever”. However, we regularly treat patients who have had long-term pain or injuries, and we see wonderful success with the right type of treatment.

Physical Therapy Success Stories From Our Patients

“Anna” is a patient who has been dealing with foot pain for 15 years. She likes to be active, but the pain often keeps her from running and jumping or doing Crossfit the way she enjoys. When we assessed her, we found some limitations in foot strength, single leg stability, and balance. After about 6 weeks of working on these problems, she is able to run, jump, do Crossfit, and walk barefoot without pain.

“Kara” is a mother who has been leaking since the birth of her last child 10 years ago. She avoids jumping on the trampoline with her kids and always has to change after sneezing. In the assessment we found some issues with her pelvic floor coordination and strength, as well as some limitations in her hip and core strength and stability. After giving her exercises to work on and teaching her some pelvic floor awareness exercises, she no longer leaks when she sneezes and is well on her way to being able to jump on the trampoline!

“Kara” is a mother who has been leaking since the birth of her last child 10 years ago. She avoids jumping on the trampoline with her kids and always has to change after sneezing. In the assessment we found some issues with her pelvic floor coordination and strength, as well as some limitations in her hip and core strength and stability. After giving her exercises to work on and teaching her some pelvic floor awareness exercises, she no longer leaks when she sneezes and is well on her way to being able to jump on the trampoline!

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“Susan” is an avid pickleball player, but her wrist arthritis got so bad that she wasn’t able to hold the racquet without intense pain. She struggled through the worsening pain for years before deciding to try SoftWave Therapy. After 8 sessions, she was able to hold a pickleball racquet without pain and get back to playing with her friends!

These patients are examples of people who felt like it was too late for them. They believed that they would be dealing with their issues forever. However, even problems that have been impacting you for a long time can often be helped with personalized physical therapy treatment that gets to the root of your specific limitations.

So don’t give up! It’s never too late to seek treatment and get relief from your problems. Make an appointment with a physical therapist today!

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Dr Rachel Peck

DR. RACHEL PECKDPT

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