If you’re dealing with an injury or chronic pain, physical therapy is the best way to help strengthen your body and return maximum movement and flexibility. Physical therapy does require consistent work and determination but is worth it at the end of your journey. Active physical therapy involves you exerting effort toward regaining movement and actively working towards your goal. Dr. Jeffrey Chase and Dr. Ahmet Sayan at Virgin Islands Orthopaedics and Medical Specialists in St.Thomas, and St. Croix, can explain the benefits of active physical therapy and how it can help in the long run.
What is Active Physical Therapy?
In active physical therapy with your doctor in St.Thomas, and St. Croix, you have an active role in your own success. You will make an active effort in physical therapy toward making improvements in your range of motion and flexibility. Active physical therapy can be painful as you work through an injury or chronic condition but will never push you to a further injury. Minor pain during therapy can help relieve pain in the long term by helping your body adjust and heal through an injury.
After an injury, pain can hinder your ability to participate in your normal daily activities and can reduce your quality of life by stopping you from participating in activities that you enjoy. You may also find yourself happier after active physical therapy because you’re in charge of your own progress and the positive effects that physical therapy has on your body can help you heal in more ways than one.
Contact Your Orthopedic Doctor Today!
Take control of your own healing today! Contact Dr. Chase and Dr. Sayan at Virgin Islands Orthopaedics and Medical Specialists in St.Thomas, and St. Croix, to learn more about active physical therapy. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment today at (340) 714-2845, or (340) 692-5000.