Benefits and harms of physiotherapy

Physical therapy is a medical practice that aims to promote movement and reduce pain by restoring function, improving mobility, and preventing deformity.

Physical therapy is usually prescribed for people with acute or chronic conditions to rehabilitate their neurological, musculoskeletal, or circulatory systems. Physical therapists can also help those who are recovering from injury or surgery by providing them with the necessary exercises.

Physical therapy is only effective if it is provided by a qualified professional like a physical therapist and that’s why it’s important to find the right one.

How many times a week should you do physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a treatment that can be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as:

- Muscle strains and injuries

- Joint pain

- Arthritis

- Strokes and neurological disorders

The number of physical therapy sessions that are needed varies with each person’s condition. One common recommendation is to do physical therapy four times per week for six weeks.

Can physical therapy be harmful?

However, the benefits of physical therapy may not be seen immediately. Physical therapists usually recommend patients to have at least 8-10 sessions for full benefits.

Physical therapy is typically practiced by physical therapists for individuals who have been physically impaired due to injury, disease, or other causes.

In recent years, some people have questioned whether physical therapy can be harmful and if it is simply another form of treating pain rather than dealing with the underlying cause of the pain.

For example, practitioners may perform treatment that focuses on a limited area of tissue without considering what's happening in other tissues. This kind of treatment may not produce better outcomes than more conservative treatments that focus on healing the entire problem area at once.

Since 2016 in Richmond VA  RVA Physical Therapy And Sports Rehab center can help with all described conditions. To schedule a consultation or request more information about available services contact RVA Physical Therapy team by phone (804) 396 6753  or send email to 

You can visit the therapy center at  2620 A Gaskins Rd, Henrico, VA 23238, USA.


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