If you’re dealing with chronic back pain, an injury that occurred while running, or a nagging pain that came out of nowhere, there’s a safe and effective way to treat all these issues, and it’s physical therapy. Gina Otterbein and Julie Blodgett, both physical therapists here at Northern, stopped by the studios of WOOD TV’s eightWest in Grand Rapids and talked with Rachael Ruiz about some of the benefits that physical therapy can provide to people of all ages and medical conditions.
Physical therapy is a safe and effective way to treat an injury or constant pain, it reduces the chance for surgery, reduces healthcare costs, and reduces the need for prescription medications. Primary care doctors often refer patients to physical therapy at the first sign of a problem because it’s considered a safe, natural, and effective approach to managing the pain.
If you’d like to schedule your free consultation, Northern Physical Therapy has 8 locations throughout West Michigan, including our newest location on the lakeshore, in Norton Shores. We also have physical therapy clinics in Grand Rapids, Coopersville, Cedar Springs, Wayland, Grant, Sparta, and Lowell.
View Our Previous Physical Therapy Segments on eightWest
If you missed any of our previous eightWest segments, you can see us talk about pain during pregnancy and when caring for a newborn, step challenge, senior fitness, healthy kids and teens, proper form when running and stretching, women’s health, and direct access to physical therapy in Michigan. We’re offering physical therapy throughout the greater Grand Rapids area!