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Thankful for Physical Therapy

 November 23, 2023 will be the day that we in the United States will observe our federal holiday of Thanksgiving. Although it has been celebrated since the early 17th century originating with the Pilgrims and Native Americans, it wasn’t until October 3, 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln issued a Thanksgiving Proclamation and set the date as the last Thursday in November. Even so, it didn’t become an official federal holiday until December 26, 1941, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill into law that officially designated the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. Let’s go over a few reasons why we have so many thankful clients, and why we here at Physical Therapy Doctors of Florida are grateful for the opportunity to help them move without pain; and that without surgery or pain medications.

 Personalized Treatment

             This isn’t some online telemedicine phone call with someone you’ve never met. Dr. Mullis and his team of Physical Therapy Doctors and Assistants will meet you personally one-on-one in a clean, state of the art facility right here in Bradenton. Our office is convenient for people to visit from all over Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Physical Therapy involves hands-on sessions designed to address an individual person’s needs and limitations. It isn’t a cookie cutter program catering to a perceived average. Our professionals know how to assess and incrementally correct your particular issue, whether it be arthritis, injury, or general-pain-related. In fact the link of client testimonials shared earlier was only the tip of the iceberg. You can peruse many dozens of 5-star Google Reviews on our Google Maps listing.

 Freedom From Pain Drugs and Surgery

           Physical therapy may help you eliminate the need to use opiates or other pain medications. This is most people’s preference, as evidenced by a Gallup Panel that found that 78% of Americans prefer to try other ways to address their physical pain before they take medication prescribed by a doctor. Physical Therapy can also eliminate surgical options by offering similar or better results without the risks associated with going under the knife. Physical Therapy’s efficacy compared to surgery has been demonstrated over and again with many commonly affected body parts like knees, rotator cuffs, wrists, and low backs.

 Long Term Wellness & Prevention

             Physical Therapists not only treat current conditions, they also help you build a strong foundation of wellness for a healthy future. Many aches & pains are caused by imbalances or weakness in muscles and joints that can be alleviated through physical training. Of course it’s difficult to even get started on a general fitness plan if you suffer from mobility limitations, which is why the expertise of a Licensed Physical Therapist is needed to plan your progression through successive strength-building exercises. Problems with balance, inability to complete basic tasks like picking up grandchildren or carrying groceries, even just comfort while seated, standing, or laying down, are all issues with which our team can greatly assist. We not only treat the issues, we lay the proper groundwork to decrease the likelihood of future injuries. It’s well attested that physical activity comes with a host of benefits beyond even the reason that brings you to our clinic.

We can all be thankful this Thanksgiving season that we have access to such transformative help as offered right here in Bradenton at Physical Therapy Doctors of Florida. For more information about how we can help you, give us a call at (941) 264-1414, email, or send us a message. We look forward to getting you back to moving without pain!