Physical therapists are experts in human movement. They can provide a wide range of services from rehabilitation to sport specific exercise routines to injury prevention. Whether you are a high performance athlete looking to get an edge, a businessman who likes to play basketball in his spare time, or a retiree looking to reverse the aging process, a physical therapist can help you. A physical therapist can help devise a program with specific exercises and modalities to help you heal from an injury, reduce the risk of future injury, or to gain an edge in performance for your activity/sport of choice.
If you have or are worried about any of the following, physical therapy can help:
Pain with specific activities/tasks (i.e. bench press, squats, gardening, reaching, etc.)
Do you have trouble with certain activites or just want to get better at your sport/hobby?
You don’t have to be injured to see a physical therapist. If you just want to improve performance at a specific task or sport PT can help. Something as simple as learning how to work out properly at the gym to something complex like playing high school baseball or improving your golf score. Physical therapists can assess your body’s strengths and weaknesses and build an exercise program that will help you.
WHAT can PT DO FOR YOU?
ACL INJURY PREVENTION
ACL injuries can occur in anyone but often occur in sports like football, basketball, soccer, and skiing.
If you play any of these sports competitively or for fun you could benefit from a specific exercise and training program designed to reduce to likelihood of injury.
This is especially important for young women playing sports as they are more likely to injure their ACLs. Call us for more info.
pOST pARTUM PHYSICAL THERAPY
Pregnancy and child birth are wonderful things but they take a toll on a woman’s body.
The good news is there are things you can do to reduce the stress put on your body, reduce the normal aches and pains that come with pregnancy, and reduce the amount of time needed to recover after childbirth.
While nothing will be able to completely prevent pain from occurring, prior planning can make a difference during pregnancy and after childbirth.
REVERSE THE COMMON PROBLEMS THAT OCCUR WITH AGING
There are a lot of common ailments we see with aging. Whether it be balance, poor posture, or just general joint pain.
There are things you can do to help manage the aging process, improve overall function, and even prevent some aches and pains from occurring.
A physical therapist can assess your current posture and areas of weakness and provide you with a program to target those areas while working to prevent future breakdown and improving overall function.
GYM WORKOUT ASSESMENT/EDUCATION
There have been countless times at physical therapy where we treat an individual who injured themselves trying to start working out at the gym after little or no experience prior to starting.
Working out and being healthy are always encouraged but starting up an exercise program from scratch should be progressive and as we age there are some things in the gym that we need to avoid based on our injury history and our body type.
A physical therapist can assess your body’s current level of fitness and provide you with a progressive workout program to get started with while also giving you advice on how to progress moving forward and what exercises you should or should not perform.