Top Things You Didn't Know a Physical Therapist Could Do!
Throughout the world, people hurt themselves in a million possible ways. When this happens, another someone somewhere has to help correct it and that someone is a physical therapist. Now, a lot of people go to a physical therapist when they need treatment for issues such as back pain, surgery recovery, and even ankle sprains. However, while most people know they can go get these issues fixed over time, there are, in fact, quite a lot of other treatments that a physical therapist can perform. So, today, we will be showing you the top things you didn’t know a physical therapist could do. So, please read on, learn something new and enjoy!
Have you ever had issues with your jaw clicking? Well, if you do, you might have a joint disorder called temporomandibular (TMJD). Your temporomandibular (TM) joints are on both sides of your head and these joints work with your muscles, ligaments, discs, and bones. It helps you to yawn chew and even speaks.
This disorder happens when your (TM) joints are not working the way they should. Most people will think that it is something that your dentist or orthodontist should handle it and this is true. But, actually, because your cervical spine is responsible for a lot of the mechanics of your jaw, physical therapists are better able to evaluate and treat the deviation that is impacting your (TM) joints. Likewise, they can perform techniques on the muscles, neck and even on your (TM) joints themselves.
Not many people know this, but, even babies need some physical therapy now and again. Why may you ask? Well, when babies are growing, they sometimes develop an issue with their neck called congenital muscular torticollis, which is Latin for twisted neck. What happens is that a muscle in the babies neck becomes tight and this causes its neck to bend one way and, at the same time, rotate to the other side. And when this happens, the constant rotation to a single side will eventually make half of the baby’s head flat.
What physical therapists are able to do is correct the issues and fix the positional changes. Not only that, they can educate each parent on the best ways of feeding their baby, putting them to sleep and even the best way to play. All of this will help to stretch the baby’s neck muscles.
In conclusion, it’s important to note that not all physical therapies offer these types of services, so, instead of guessing, make sure to ask your own Physical Therapist in Valencia CA about this article and the treatments we have shown you today. If you would like to know more about the treatments that we offer here at Valencia Sports Medicine than visit our treatment options page for more info.
If you need any of the treatments we mentioned in this article or any other physical therapy treatment, then please feel free to contact us at (661) 490-9221, request an appointment here or come to visit us at 27430 The Old Rd, Valencia, CA 91355. See you there!