In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, we’re sharing how a Physical Therapist can help you navigate successful management of diabetes. Diabetes can affect anyone at any age and can be related to physical problems such as weakness, loss of endurance, obesity, balance problems, and a sedentary lifestyle. If you suffer from diabetes, it’s important to understand the impact that physical activity has on blood glucose levels. A Physical Therapist can help you to improve your quality of life and manage diabetes more effectively. 

How a Physical Therapist Can Help

A Physical Therapist can help you manage diabetes in numerous ways. They can help you participate in a safe and effective exercise plan, tailored specifically to your individual needs. Working with a Physical Therapist can help to manage pain and may lower blood glucose levels. Physical therapy treatments can also help to heal associated skin problems faster than they would have without treatment. 

Participating in physical therapy can help to improve motion, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, manage blood glucose levels, and much more. If a part of your body has become damaged and amputation is recommended, your Physical Therapist can guide you through recovery and help you safely make this large life transition.

Schedule Your Appointment with RPT

If you’ve been suffering from diabetes, a Physical Therapist can help improve the quality of your life greatly. To schedule your consultation with one of our specialists, give us a call at 801-571-0099.

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