Physical therapy shortens your healing process and helps you recover more completely. You should get physical therapy for an injury for the same reason that you would see an orthopedist for a broken leg. Your broken leg could heal completely by itself without professional assistance - but not as quickly - and the healed leg may end up deformed and not very functional. You shouldn't postpone getting physical therapy for the same reason you wouldn't postpone seeing a doctor for your broken leg. Putting off therapy leads to continued inflammation and pain, unnecessary scar tissue, and increased risk of re-injury. 

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