Do I Need Physical Therapy?

When is physical therapy actually required? First, let’s take a look at what physical therapy means and what it entails. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, physical therapists: “… help individuals maintain, restore, and improve movement, activity, and functioning, thereby enabling optimal performance and enhancing health, well-being, and quality of life. Their services prevent, minimize, or eliminate impairments of body functions and structures, activity limitations, and participation restrictions.”

Physical therapy in Everett

How’s it done, exactly? At Everett Spine and Rehab, we use a multi-modal approach. Depending on your specific case, we would integrate chiropractic, massage, and naturopathic techniques. This is a treatment plan customized just for you.


With that in mind, you can see how physical therapy can be beneficial for people with and without injuries (think prevention). However, in our practice it is common to treat patients who have suffered some kind of injury, be it from a car accident, workplace accident or from sports. In this article, we take a look at the common injuries that benefit from physical therapy.

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Brain injury
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Concussion
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Dislocations
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Herniated discs
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Runner’s knee
  • Sciatica
  • Shin splints
  • Sprained/strained ankle
  • Swollen muscles
  • Tennis elbow
  • Torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)

If you’re looking to recovery from an injury so you can “get back to normal,” or would like to reduce pain, increase mobility and strength and balance, please call us to schedule an appointment at (425) 347-8614.

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