“The physical therapist before and they just put me on machines and gave me boring exercises.”
The physical therapy profession is evolving. It now includes analyzing movement and predicting injury risk, determining areas of potential injury, addressing strength imbalances, and improving posture, performance and health.
Musculoskeletal problems are a lifestyle problem. As a society, we are stuck behind a desk, spend hours commuting to work and don’t move.
This lifestyle has changed our movement system and created imbalances that affect our performance and movement patterns. It creates mobility restrictions, which mean we have to compensate elsewhere to maintain mobility and movement and this increases our risk for injury.
FACT: Movement can hurt us if it is done incorrectly, but correcting the dysfunction can prevent pain and injury from ever occurring.
So why wait for the injury to occur when you can prevent it from happening?
If you’re reading this, you are most likely living a healthy, active lifestyle. You run, lift weights, are a weekend warrior or just love to improve your health and wellness.
The reason you’re reading this is because you want to be better. You want to move better, feel better and get more out of life. But most importantly want to avoid the dreaded INJURY!!!
What if I told you there was a way to do this? One that might surprise you and that you might not necessarily believe. The answer is near and dear to my heart. Have you guessed? Of course, it’s physical therapy.
Trust me, I know what you’re thinking. You’re either thinking “I’m not hurt, so I don’t need physical therapy” or “I’ve been to a Mill and all they did was give me exercises.
This is where physical therapy – especially the new age version – excels. Through a comprehensive evaluation, cutting edge manual therapy techniques, optimizing your movement pattern and moving away from boring exercises and outdated modalities Aspire Health & Wellness may be just the ticket to help address your musculoskeletal problems.
Regular Check-Ins for Prevention of Injury
Physical therapists have a unique set of skills when it comes to preventative medicine. They are able to assess your movement mechanics. Movement is crucial for our health, but it also tells us about our pain, imbalance, instability, or mobility restrictions.
So here’s the million dollar question – Do you think about our oral health and go to the dentist on a regular basis for a check-up. Do you take your car to be serviced every 3000-5000 miles? Hell, if you didn’t, it would break down! So if it makes perfect sense to have your teeth cleaned by a dentist to avoid cavities and to get your car serviced so it doesn’t break down, I hope in reading this, you’ve realized just how important it is to regularly check-in with your physical therapist regarding your musculoskeletal health and movement.
It’s time you take your health and fitness into your own hands. Prevent future injury. Monitor your movement system. Work with professionals. Your body will thank you, both now and in the future.