By Erica Ronchetti
Physical therapists know that an interval of short term pain is something almost everyone will experience at one point in their lives. Whether it be cuts, strains, fractures, surgery, or an unfortunate accident, patients know their health will improve as their injuries heal. This confidence that the pain will go away makes the healing process easier, as well as the knowledge that they will resume a normal life eventually, as if nothing had happened.
However, physical therapists may have to deal with another side of patients, especially those who suffer from chronic or long-term pain. If patients become aware that their situation may persist over time, their mental state can change and feelings of resentment can develop, almost as if their bodies have let them down. Their decline in health and overall mood can impact other areas of their lives, such as their relationships with others, work, and family life. This shift in mood can cause patients to stop enjoying the activities they once loved. Stress, depression, and pain are causations of a vicious cycle that can lead to insomnia, weight gain, and depression.
Physical therapists and traveling physical therapists can provide solutions and hope for patients who suffer from chronic long-term pain and help them regain control of their lives. The first step to recovery is discovering that a better life is attainable. Remaining positive despite difficulties and finding a physical therapist that can provide real help is crucial to a successful recovery. Therapists guide patients through pain management and ease them through emotional and physical barriers, helping them to regain control in both aspects of their lives.
Physical therapists, if you’re interested in pursuing a career in travel physical therapy, don’t hesitate to visit our website to learn more about physical therapy travel jobs or traveling occupational therapy jobs.
Erica Ronchetti is Account Manager for Travel Nurse Source, a recruiting company for traveling nurses. Travel Nurse Source is affiliated with Allied Travel Careers, a recruiting company for traveling physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists. For more information on what we do, please visit our websites.