When Was the Last Time You Had to Rehab from an Accident or an Injury?
You daughter has had more than her fair share of experience with physical therapy equipment, range of motion testing solutions, and rehab tools and systems. During her years of high school club and college gymnastics she had several injuries, which lead to four different surgeries. Two different ankle surgeries on the same foot, one shoulder, and one hip caused her to not only miss many practices and several competitions, they also allowed her to become very familiar with various kinds of physical therapy equipment.
In a time when there are so many Americans who are not only not athletes, but basically inactive, it is increasingly important that people look for a way to improve their daily habits. And when you realize that engaging in just 10 minutes of physical activity every day can help you improve mobility and live longer, it is frustrating to know that many people are not even in the habit of making this simple effort. As a result, too many people find themselves leading an already unhealthy lifestyle while also living in a time when a new virus is threatening the regular lives that we live.
In addition to the challenges that many people face because of their lifestyle, chronic inflammation affects millions of Americans. Arthritis and joint diseases, are but one example of the common type of chronic inflammation, and they affect 350 million people around the world and 43 million people in the U.S. alone. Consider some of these other facts and figures about the many ways that physical therapy equipment can help people live a better and more active lifestyle, not only during the pandemic but later as well:
- The human body has more than 650 muscles, so it should come as no surprise that there are many times when the pain or injury of these muscles can limit a person and how they live their life.
- the latest research indicate that as many as 1.5 billion people suffer from chronic pain worldwide.
- Chronic back pain is defined as a pain that persists for 12 weeks or longer and it is important to know that there are many times when Americans find themselves unable to work full time.
- Approximately 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time and low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. As a result, there are many clinics that offer the latest physical therapy equipment for these specific kinds of injuries and pain.
- Americans spend as much as $50 billion each year on back pain and it is encouraging to know that there are many ways that physical therapy tools offer a greater way for people to most cost effectively access and receive these treatments.
- As many people are moving toward conservative care and non pharmaceutical care the Bureau of Labor Statistics, indicates that the job outlook for physical therapists is projected to grow by 28% from 2016 – 2026. That is much faster than the average growth rate of all occupations.
- With all of the need for an overall better approach to health in this country, it is important to note that there are now approximately 200,000 physical therapists employed in the U.S. with an additional 60,000 projected to be added to the workforce in coming years.
- In fact, U.S. News and Money ranks physical therapist and physical therapist assistant in their top 10 for best healthcare jobs in the nation.
- Simply realizing that each foot on the human body is made up of 28 bones, 30 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments it is important to to know that it is important to get the help of a physical therapist so that you can return to normal activity after an injury or accident.
- In addition, or instead of seeing a physical therapist, it is estimated that chiropractors treat more 27 million Americans a year, Contributing to thee numbers, it is important to note that a chiropractic adjustment is performed around 1 million times every business day in America.
- One promising statistic about carefully selecting your care option is that research indicates that if every person replaced even a single visit to a doctor with a visit to a chiropractor for back pain, could save Medicare $83.5 million every year.