Could you benefit from physical therapy?

October 10, 2023 

October is recognized as National Physical Therapy Month and HSHS St. John’s Hospital wants to remind everyone of the benefits of physical therapy.  

The therapy team with HSHS St. John’s Hospital rehabilitation department is composed of expert physicians, nurses, therapists and home health professionals who are dedicated to helping our patients return to the most fulfilling, independent life possible. Our compassionate colleagues are highly experienced in rehabilitation and the most advanced therapies available.  

“Physical therapy is not limited to those recovering from a surgery or a serious injury. Our physical therapists can help people of all ages to help restore normal movements and functions, relieve your pain and improve coordination,” said Keri Snyder, MS, LAT, ATC, CES, PES, director of rehabilitation services and sports medicine at St. John’s Hospital. 

Physical therapy can aide in a long list of conditions, such as neck and back pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, Parkinson’s disease and joint replacement surgery. PT can help to maximize your mobility, manage pain and chronic conditions, and improve your overall physical abilities and fitness.  

According to Frederick Health, depending on the reason for treatment, benefits of physical therapy may include: 
  • Pain management 
  • Reduced need for prescription drugs 
  • Avoiding surgery 
  • Improved mobility and movement 
  • Injury recovery or prevention 
  • Recovery from stroke or paralysis 
  • Fall prevention 
  • Manage age-related medical issues 
  • Manage heart and lung disease 
St. John’s Hospital provides outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy through TherapyCare and pediatric rehabilitation in HSHS St. John’s Women and Children’s Clinic. To learn more about rehabilitation services at St. John’s, visit here. Contact your primary care provider for a referral to a TherapyCare facility near you.  
Could you benefit from physical therapy?