Most car owners take care to carry out maintenance on their vehicles at regular intervals. However, for most people, the same can’t be said when it comes to maintenance of their body. Our body is the machine that we use to carry out our everyday living and should be maintained regularly. This can mean regular health checks along with proper nutrition, sleep and exercise.
Regular visits to your Physical Therapist can also help the machine that is your body to stay in good working order. Many people use Physical Therapy as a means of recovery from injury and pain. However, the benefits are not only limited to recovery, Physical Therapy can be used to maintain overall musculoskeletal health and performance.
Treatments involve the use of hands-on manual techniques to treat soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) and joints.
For athletes and active individuals, a sports massage incorporated into your Physical Therapy treatment is ideal to prepare for and/or recover from events and activities as well as generally keeping muscles loose, joints flexible and circulation at an optimum. Advice on stretching and/or strengthening helps to maintain peak performance. Investing some time for maintenance each month can help to prevent injury and time out from your activities.
Many people have busy, stressful lives and a Physical Therapy session incorporating deep tissue myofascial work and trigger point therapy can help the body relax and target specific problems such as neck and shoulder tension brought on by poor posture and/or repetitive stress. Your therapist can advise on home care such as postural re-training, stretching and strengthening exercises to help maintain good posture and avoid pain.
Those who suffer with ongoing conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia can benefit from Physical Therapy with massage, dry needling and exercise advice. Ongoing treatments can help ease pain and muscle tension and improve flexibility, strength and endurance.
To book your next appointment and get on the path to a more pain-free future, please get in contact.