9 Physical Therapy Success Stories -Make Choke Up
9 Physical Therapy Success Stories -Make Choke Up : In case you didn’t know, there’s physical therapy for all sorts of problems, and each treatment is tailored to the individual patient’s needs — usually involving a mix of massage, exercise, heat or electrotherapy, and other techniques.
Here, are some stories from people who underwent physical therapy to treat everything from their pelvic floor muscle problems to sports injuries to vertigo.
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1. “I didn’t think it would help. However, looking back now, I realize how much it’s helped me.”
I was in physical therapy for about a year due to a knee injury I had gotten. My knee cap kept popping out of place because of ligaments that became loose after my initial injury. The doctor suggested physical therapy as a way to delay getting surgery.
I went reluctantly. I was upset because I didn’t understand why I needed it — I didn’t think it would help — and I wanted to just go straight ahead with surgery. However, looking back now, I realize how much it’s helped me. Thanks to physical therapy, I am now able to postpone surgery for at least five years without risking harm. Even though it may be hard, physical therapy is worth it in the end!
2. “It was deeply personal; part of my [therapy] included internal vaginal massage, so there was a whole lot of working naked. But my disease got so, so much better.”
At first, we mostly just talked about my symptoms and worked on very simple exercises. She taught me how to breath into my pelvic floor and roll out my super-tight muscles. After about two weeks, I started to feel magically better. I continued PFPT for four months, addressing a specific symptom each session. It was HARD work, and sometimes could be pretty painful. It was also deeply personal; part of my PFPT included internal vaginal massage, so there was a whole lot of working naked. But my disease got so, so much better. Today I am off all my daily medications and living an almost normal life. PFPT allowed me to live again.