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Avoid surgery with Synergy Physical Therapy

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Surgery and medical procedures can be scary and expensive, and many patients want to avoid them if possible. Fortunately, there are non-invasive, non-surgical treatments available that can help address many musculoskeletal issues. 


At Synergy Physical Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ, we specialize in manual therapy and functional training, which can help prevent unnecessary surgeries and procedures for many patients.


Avoiding surgery with manual therapy and functional training

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a hands-on method used to treat musculoskeletal disorders by manipulating and mobilizing soft tissues and joints. The physical therapists at Synergy Physical Therapy are skilled in various techniques, including soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, and myofascial release.

Manual therapy can prevent unnecessary surgeries for patients with musculoskeletal conditions like osteoarthritis, herniated discs, and rotator cuff injuries. While surgery can be effective, it carries risks, significant costs, and a long recovery period. Manual therapy can also help patients recover more quickly and with less pain after surgeries such as joint replacements.

Functional Training

Functional training is exercise that focuses on movements relevant to daily life. It can improve strength, mobility, and balance, which may prevent injuries and enhance physical function.

At Synergy Physical Therapy, physical therapists use personalized functional training techniques such as muscle group targeting and mimicking real-life movements to help patients achieve optimal outcomes. Functional training can prevent unnecessary surgeries by improving strength, flexibility, and mobility without the need for invasive procedures.




A path to better outcomes.

The effectiveness of physical therapy in reducing the need for surgery is dependent upon the individual patient and their unique condition. Although we see many patients who have been able to avoid surgery by adhering to the program developed by their Synergy therapist, there are certainly cases where surgery may still be required. However, even in these cases, physical therapy remains beneficial to the patient by improving flexibility and strength, and ultimately their surgical outcomes.





The Benefits of Non-Invasive, Non-Surgical Treatments

Reduced Risk of Complications:

Non-invasive treatments are generally safer than surgery or medical procedures, which can carry a risk of complications such as infection or bleeding.

Addresses the Underlying Causes of Pain:

Non-invasive treatments can help improve overall health by addressing the underlying causes of pain and dysfunction. This can help patients avoid future musculoskeletal issues and improve their quality of life.

Reduced Recovery Time:

Non-invasive treatments often have shorter recovery times than surgery or medical procedures. This means that patients can return to their normal activities sooner.


Non-invasive treatments are often less expensive than surgery or medical procedures. This can help patients save money on their healthcare costs.


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