Physical Therapy for a Healthy Life
May 24, 2022
Physical therapy is not just for pain. It can keep you healthy for life.
You know that physical activity is good for you. Did you know that physical therapy is not just for pain and injuries? Physical therapy can help you live a healthier life. The benefits are well researched, and the list is impressive. Here’s just a sampling:
● Releases endorphins to make you feel good and fight depression
● Helps control weight
● Prevents diseases like stroke, diabetes, and some forms of cancer
● Improves sleep
● Helps you live longer
Recent studies even show that physical activity strengthens your immune system, with a protective effect against COVID, and that staying active through middle age protects your brain as you age.
Physical activity is not only a wonder drug, it’s free. But even though activity is free, less than 25% of Americans meet the CDC recommendations for activity. We clearly need help.
Physical Therapists are the Experts in Human Movement
To be active, you need to be able to move. Physical Therapists do more than help you recover from surgeries or major injuries. They are the experts in human movement. Sure, you could see a strength coach to lift weights, hire a personal trainer, go to a yoga class to work on your flexibility and balance, and see a chiropractor for adjustments. But that seems like a lot of people when a PT can help you with all of these things and more. Nobody knows more about human movement or looks at your health the same way a PT does. Your PT can help you with every aspect of movement including strength, range of motion, flexibility, endurance, balance, and coordination.
As medical professionals, they can help you with injuries or other issues. Your PT can work with your doctor to help use activity to manage things like diabetes, cholesterol levels or blood pressure instead of prescriptions. Your PT is also trained to work with people of all ages, so you can develop a long-term relationship and they can continue to adjust and modify your routine as you age or your goals change.
Stay Healthy for Life
Staying active has a long list of benefits both now and in the future. But chances are you’re not moving enough to make the most of those benefits. Most people need help. Physical therapists are the most qualified professionals to help keep you healthy now and in the future. So, don’t think of your PT as someone you see when you need help with pain or an injury. Think of them as your partner and coach working to help you stay healthy for life.
At Adeo Physical Therapy, we believe that movement is the key to staying healthy and preventing injury. Let our highly trained physical therapists help you lead the active life you want. Whether you are recovering from an injury and trying to get back on track, or just trying to get started on an exercise program but could use some expert direction and advice, our therapists are here for you.