Many people seek physical therapy after an injury or to improve their range of motion from chronic pain.
While physical therapy increases functional mobility and helps individuals reengage in meaningful activities they love, it also has positive impacts on the body’s biochemistry as a whole.
For those who suffer from chronic pain, many patients experience feelings of depression when they aren’t able to perform daily tasks or are only limited to certain activities.
Physical therapy provides patients with a 1:1 interaction with their therapist, who can act as both a mentor and external support.
By improving their quality of daily life, providing social opportunities, and facilitating total body wellness recovery, physical therapy has even been shown to have similar effects to antidepressants for those diagnosed with clinical depression.