I just had a conversation with a family member that made me think.
How many people think they do not need therapy because they can look up some videos on YouTube?
Everyone knows someone who knows someone that told them what exercises to do because it worked for them?
Many patients may think that they know how to properly exercise, manage their pain and rehabilitate themselves.
A Physical Therapist is a specialist skilled and educated specifically in proper rehabilitation. We are continually educated to manage different dysfunctions, differentiate injuries and collaborate with other caregivers to specifically designed rehabilitation for each individual. Another important aspect to remember with physical therapy is that each individual is different. We all have different types of bodies, different patterns of movement, alignments and habits. A physical therapist can observe each individual and attempt to correct improper movements, alignments and habits.
Because of healthcare guidelines and insurance companies driving care; your physician and some traditional outpatient therapy clinics may not have the time needed to give you individualized attention.
Physical Therapists are specialized in educating you on your body, how to repair it, maintain proper function and prevent further injury.
At Better Wellness PT, I work 1:1 with my clients to deliver care they need when they need it.
At the very least I can point you in the direction of which YouTube Videos you should avoid!!