When injury or pain occurs, the first step is often to find a treatment
for the issue at hand; the second is to go through with it.
However, each injury is unique, as should the treatment plan. Often these
treatments might fall into two categories: physical therapy (PT) and occupational
therapy (OT). Not far from each other, both can be beneficial in helping
you get back to your active and more pain-free Jackson lifestyle. Here's
why you might consider both:
When injury or trauma occurs, a physical therapist will work with you to
ensure your injury heals properly; they focus on making sure you get motion
and flexibility back, and you're strong enough to get back to an active
life. Often this begins in a hospital setting and may continue with at-home
For older patients, fall prevention can be useful, too. Whether you've
been injured during a fall or are prone to them, physical therapy can
provide you with the tools you need to protect yourself from injury; this
is often done by working to improve your balance and mobility.
Occupational Therapy Benefits
The thing that separates PT and OT is that PT works to help you improve
the movement of the body while OT focuses on your ability to perform daily
activities. This is done through improving your fine motor skills, your
range of motion, and any actions that you may require to return to work.
Also, you will work to improve your strength and coordination.
Both physical therapy and occupational therapy are structured based on
your abilities and injury. The overall goal is to get you back to an active
lifestyle while preventing any complications that might come your way.
Physical and Occupational Therapy in Jackson, WY
Looking to take charge of your recovery? With
Physical & Occupational Therapy
, you’ll work closely with your medical therapists, who instruct
you on exercises that will expedite your recovery, so that you can go
back to your active and busy life. Talk to one of the providers at
St. John’s Peak Joint & Spine Center
to learn more about your treatment options.