Physical therapy is a type of rehabilitative medicine. It aims to restore your physical structures to their full strength and range of motion by stretching and exercising the different soft tissues. It uses in-depth knowledge of the human body and how your muscle groups and joints interact with each other to treat your pain. It can help prevent future problems as well; if your body is working correctly and all your structures maintain proper alignment, you’re less likely to develop a condition.
Physical therapy can be very beneficial for your feet and ankles. Since your lower limbs carry so much weight, they are prone to overuse problems and painful biomechanical issues. Exercises can boost your stability and both relieve pain and prevent it from recurring. If you’re wondering whether such therapy could benefit your feet, contact Martin Foot and Ankle in York, Hanover, Lancaster and Lititz, PA for more information or an evaluation. Fill out the online contact form or call (717) 757-3537 to reach us.