There is more emphasis being placed on physical activity across all generations and we are remaining active in older age. This is a great transition for our culture and remaining active has many benefits. However, recreational sports and even endurance exercise can be potentially dangerous. People are more prone to degenerative injuries and injuries related to overuse.A physical therapist at Premier Physical Therapy can evaluate your body to identify areas where you are vulnerable to injury. They will consider a variety of factors like function, muscle strength, range of motion, flexibility, laxity in joints and body mechanics. Using this information, they can recommend a plan to prevent injury and improve mobility during fitness activities, as well as general activities of daily living.
The saying that “knowledge is power” is true in that knowing that your body is less prone to injury allows you to be less afraid of movement and participation in activities.
For example, knowing that your shoulder is no longer a point of tension will allow you to go throughout your workouts with less fear and skepticism. This freedom is valuable in pursuing a balanced workout strategy while giving you more options for what you are capable of doing, without reinjuring yourself. Our bodies are made to move, and being able to move without pain or without risk of injury occasionally requires guidance to ensure that you are moving correctly. Sometimes it is as simple as giving you permission to move again that empowers you to get active again.
In addition to evaluating potential areas of weakness, lack of appropriate range of motion and asymmetry, much of a physical therapy session is spent performing guided exercises to enhance your body’s mobility and control. Attending Premier Physical Therapy will help you to learn these exercises and improve the mind-body connection to allow you to move with better control and stability. Even after physical therapy sessions, the knowledge you gain will allow you to continue on your own at home or in a community gym setting, which will help maintain your ability to stay active and assist with encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
It’s no secret that healthcare can be expensive. Physical therapists are the musculoskeletal experts and can determine the source of our patient’s difficulty with a high degree of confidence. Our clinical decisions can guide us in the progression of your program without the need for expensive interventions or testing, unless we deem it necessary based on a thorough examination.Premier Physical Therapy is an excellent resource for you. Our staff can assist in examining your movements and functional mobility allowing us to see the areas that require more strength, more mobility of the joints, and improve movement patterns to you to be less prone to injury that can lead to costly and lengthy recovery. Seeing one of our physical therapists first, could replace a visit to the doctor and/or expensive surgeries or procedures.
Whether you aspire to play sports in college or just like participating in a pickup game once a week, you’re an athlete in my book. Is your body getting what it needs to move most effectively and perform at your best? The therapists at Premier Physical Therapy have the power to keep you moving, safely and efficiently to ensure the best performance you can while reducing the risk of injury, no matter what your favorite activities are. We will come up with a comprehensive program that focuses on your limitations in movement, control and weaknesses to assist in enhancing your abilities allowing you to reach the next level.