09 Jul Physical Therapy For Performing Arts Professionals
At Moving Forward Physical Therapy, we understand how much time and effort gets put into becoming a performing arts professional. That is why suffering an injury while performing can be so devastating for these individuals. Hours upon hours of hard work can be washed away with one false move. To avoid any long-lasting complications from an injury, you’ll need a team of experts who can get you back to full health. If you’ve recently been put in this position, physical therapy could be the answer that you need.
Common Performing Arts Injuries
If you’re a performing arts professional, you’re probably not a stranger to the injuries that can derail a career. Fortunately, our physical therapists at Moving Forward Physical Therapy have experience treating injuries such as these. When pain begins to arise after a performance, treatment must be sought immediately to avoid future complications. Those dealing with any of the common performing arts injuries listed below will find physical therapy beneficial:
- Muscle strains.
- Ligament sprains.
- Repetitive motion injuries.
- Neck and back pain.
What Is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is an activity-based form of treatment that aims to promote healing from within. During this form of rehabilitation, our physical therapists will teach you how to perform a variety of therapeutic stretches and strengthening exercises that will help you get back to work as soon as possible. When choosing to have this form of treatment administered, you can likely expect the following results:
- Regained strength.
- Improved flexibility.
- Increased range of motion.
- Reduced swelling and inflammation.
The Benefits PT Can Bring
After sustaining an injury, there will most likely be different options for treatment that will be laid out for you. Knowing which one to choose could be the difference between a swift recovery and a drawn-out rehabilitation process. By allowing our team at Moving Forward Physical Therapy to provide you with physical therapy as a treatment, the below benefits can be had:
- Potentially avoiding the need for invasive surgery or addictive medications.
- Lowering the risk of re-injury.
- Improving balance.
- Learning treatment exercises that can be done from your own home.
As previously stated, therapeutic exercises will play a large role in this form of treatment. However, there is more to the makeup of physical therapy that makes it so beneficial for rehabilitation purposes. Depending on your specific injuries, the following may take place in addition to the activity-based portion of treatment:
- Massage therapy.
- Heat and cold therapy.
- Electronic stimulation.
What To Expect From Physical Therapy
If you’ve never visited a physical therapy facility before, it’s natural to be a bit nervous at the time of your first appointment. Our physical therapists would like to help ease your nerves by giving you an inside look at what to expect. Upon your arrival, we will perform a brief survey of your medical history. Following this, a full assessment of your injury will be made to determine the current level of physical output your body can handle. Doing so will give our team a better idea of what needs to go into the creation of your rehabilitation routine to achieve the optimal results.
The time it takes to make a full recovery will vary on a patient to patient basis, but be prepared to make visits to our office multiple times a week for numerous weeks.
Continue Your Career
Sustaining an injury, depending upon the severity, doesn’t automatically but you out for the remainder of your performing arts career. At Moving Forward Physical Therapy, our physical therapists have a wealth of knowledge at their disposal that can be used to treat an array of common injuries sustained by performing arts professionals. When you find yourself in this predicament, don’t seek out subpar healthcare. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help!