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Is Physical Therapy Worth It?: 6 Benefits of Physical Therapy

You are suffering. The pain has become unbearable. It’s preventing you from doing the things you love because the pain is so intense.

You want relief, you want your life back, and you’ve heard people suggest physical therapy.

But is physical therapy worth it?

Luckily, yes. This short guide will educate you about the benefits of physical therapy for all types of pain and injuries and will show you why physical therapy is worth your time.



What Physical Therapy Can Do For You

You have been suffering from aches and pains for years. Your pain might be from an old or new sports injury, a car accident, a fall, or a result of a surgery.

You have resigned yourself that pain has become part of your life. You have to learn to live with it, right?!

You are not alone in your pain — more than half of all Americans suffer from pain.

Did you know physical therapists are well equipped to not only treat pain but can also treat the source of your pain?

In Motion O.C.’s physical therapists are experts at treating movement and neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. Pain often accompanies a movement disorder, and physical therapists can help correct the disorder and relieve your pain.

The goal is to discover the source of your pain so that once it is properly treated and addressed it is no longer an issue for you.

Physical therapy benefits most people suffering from:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Head and Neck pain
  • Herniated Disks
  • Hip pain and/or replacement
  • Joint pain and/or replacement
  • Knee pain and/or replacement
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder pain
  • And much more

You have seen countless doctors, taken numerous prescriptions but nothing has relieved your aches and pains.

You’re wondering, “Is physical therapy worth it? Will it benefit me?”

Physical therapy is conservative and easy to do.

  1. We will teach you specific movements and exercises and show you the correct way to perform them
  2. Physical therapy can help where doctors and meds have failed.

Need more proof?

One of our clients has suffered from neck pain for several months. The pain has become increasingly pronounced and severe. In just one physical therapy session with our trained therapist, he was able to achieve notable relief from his neck pain. In his own words “it was life-changing.”

You ask, “Is going to physical therapy worth it?” We ask, “Is changing your life worth it?”

The truth is physical therapy works to relieve pain, recover from injury, and increase your quality of life.

Are you ready to relieve your pain and get your life back?


6 Benefits Of Physical Therapy

You may not have guessed how many benefits there are to physical therapy. In these next sections we’ll cover the 6 benefits of physical therapy:

  • Helps Reduce or Eliminate Pain
  • Improves Mobility
  • Recover From or Prevent Sports Injuries
  • Improve Balance
  • Manage Age-Related Issues
  • Recover From Or Manage Heart And Lung Disease

Whether you are recovering from surgery, trying to prevent injury, or simply just want your body to move more freely, physical therapy offers countless benefits for your health.

Keep in mind specific benefits will depend on your condition and the severity of your ailment.

This is why In Motion O.C. creates individualized therapy programs for each client.

These programs include:

  • Women’s Health Programs
  • Neck Health Programs
  • Back Health Programs
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation Programs
  • Fall Prevention Programs
  • Hip Rehabilitation Programs
  • Performance Therapy
  • ACL Prevention
  • Runner’s Analysis

In addition to these programs, we treat pain in:

  • Head 
  • Neck 
  • Shoulder 
  • Elbow 
  • Hand 
  • Back 
  • Hip 
  • Knee 
  • Ankle 
  • Foot 
  • Wrist 
  • Sacroiliac joint

Benefit 1: Helps Reduce Or Eliminate Pain

Pain is physically and mentally debilitating. It can take control of your life and prevent you from performing the simplest tasks such as walking, sitting for long periods of time, or doing chores around the house.

It can be excruciating, it can rob you of sleep and drive you into depression.

Pain is well, a pain in the you know what.

But physical therapy can help reduce or even in some cases eliminate pain.

Pain often accompanies a movement disorder, and physical therapists can help correct the disorder and relieve the pain.

In Motion O.C. physical therapists are experts at treating movement and neuro-musculoskeletal disorder

Our goal is to:

  1. Locate the source of your pain
  2. Address it 
  3. And treat it so that the pain  no longer interferes with your life.

Is Physical Therapy Worth It For Back Pain?

You have back pain. It is painful to sit, it is painful to stand, even laying down is painful. You feel like this pain will never go away.

You are not alone – lower back pain treatments cost the United States an estimated $100 billion dollars each year.

But there is hope, you do not have to settle for a life of pain. Relief from your back pain can be found through physical therapy.

In Motion O.C.’s therapists design unique individual physical therapy programs based on your ailment.

Your specially-designed program will include:

  • Education on safe moving patterns 
  • Information on workplace ergonomics
  • Hands-on treatment to address restrictions or joint mobility deficits
  • Pain-reducing modalities


Benefit 2: Improve Mobility

Staying active has numerous benefits including:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Strengthening muscles and bones
  • Improving respiratory and cardiovascular health
  • Reducing the risk for many life-threatening diseases
  • Promoting positive mental health
  • Extending your life

However, it is challenging to reap the benefits of an active life if you have lost mobility in your limbs and joints.

Physical therapists specialize in mobility.

Treatments to improve mobility include:

  • Soft and deep tissue massage
  • Joint mobilization 
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Pilates 
  • Postural exercises 
  • Kinesio taping 
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Stretching 
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Education 
  • Home exercise programs

Benefit 3: Recover From Or Prevent A Sports Injury

You have played sports your entire life. It is part of your identity, but it is also the reason for your injury.

The top three most common sports injuries are:

  1. Knee injuries
  2. Rotator cuff injuries 
  3. Sciatic

If you are suffering from a sports injury, physical therapy is a great option.

Our physical therapists will teach you how to regain your mobility and strengthen your muscles so you will not only recover from your injury but will be able to avoid any future injuries.

Schedule a free consultation with In Motion O.C. so you can get back in the game quickly.

Avoid Surgery

The thought of surgery is scary. The idea of being put under, risks of anesthesia, painful recovery contribute to your fear.

And there is no guarantee surgery will fix your problem.

You have an injury that is not healing. Your doctor says surgery will be necessary if your injury and pain does not improve.

You feel it is inevitable-but there may be another way to get relief from your painful injury without going under the knife.

Physical Therapy.

In fact, one study suggests physical therapy is a better option than surgery with less risk and more significant lasting results.

Benefit 4: Improve Balance

Falls due to loss of balance can cause serious injuries, costly medical bills, and in some cases even death.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

In 2015, medical costs related to falls were nearly $50 billion dollars

Improving balance through physical therapy can help prevent a fall.

In Motion O.C. licensed physical therapists will provide you with:

  • A thorough one-on-one evaluation
  • Education on the systems of balance and specific risk factors
  • A personalized program
  • Home safety checklist
  • Instruction on safe movement patterns

Benefit 5: Manage Age-Related Issues

With age comes insight, wisdom, and experience. But it also comes with aching joints, sore knees, and a stiff back. Is that the price for wisdom?

Have you been diagnosed with arthritis or osteoporosis? Did you recently have a joint or hip replacement?

Don’t let your aging body stop you from enjoying your life.

In Motion O.C. physical therapy treats arthritis by focusing on strengthening and stretching the muscles surrounding the affected joints to alleviate some of the painful symptoms.

Physical Therapists work to improve:

  • Mobility
  • Strength
  • Power of your lower body

These treatments are necessary to decrease the stress put on the bone credited by osteoarthritis.

Recovering from a hip or joint replacement surgery can be difficult.

In Motion O.C. designs tailored programs to meet your physical needs and get you on the road to recovery and back to your life.

Each personalized program includes:

  • One-on-one evaluation
  • Hands-on techniques and instruction on proper movement patterns
  • Work or sport-specific training
  • Access to a variety of modalities or taping techniques to aid in healing

Benefit 6: Recover From Or Manage Heart And Lung Disease

Did you know if you are suffering from pulmonary problems you may benefit from physical therapy?

Physical therapy can improve your quality of life through strengthening, conditioning, and breathing exercises.

It also can help clear fluid in the lungs.

According to the CDC:

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States
  • One person dies every 37 seconds from cardiovascular disease in the US
  • Nearly 647,000 Americans die from heart disease each year
  • Cardiovascular disease costs the US about $219 billion each year

Because heart disease is so prevalent in our country, odds are you or someone you know have been diagnosed with this disease. So, how can physical therapy benefit you or your loved one?

Physical therapists can develop an exercise program that can increase your heart rate which will lower your blood pressure reducing risks of stroke and heart disease.

In addition to lowering blood pressure and reducing the risks of stroke and heart disease, an exercise program designed by a physical therapist can also:

  • Raise “good” (HDL) cholesterol levels
  • Assist with losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight
  • Control blood sugar


In Motion O.C. was voted #1 Physical Therapist in the entire country on Yelp and Google.

But don’t just take our word for it. Here are just a few of our client’s testimonials:

“From A to Z, it was a wonderful experience. I feel like I’ve found my health partner….for life!” -Ian T.

“No one else had been able to fix my back pain until I came here. More than making me pain-free, you gave me hope. You gave me my life back.”-Michael S.

“First and foremost the staff here is amazing. Everyone is so friendly and very accommodating and makes each visit comfortable.” -Ashley R

Our mission is to give hope, healing, confidence, and joy to others. Your road to recovery begins with a free consultation by our team of compassionate, knowledgeable licensed physical therapists.

Start getting your life back today.

In Motion O.C.