Around this time of year, many people get back into the gym and exercise. After all the holiday celebrations and treats, everyone is ready to restore their health and wellness.
Unfortunately, as we see the number of active people increasing, we also encounter an increase in people coming into our clinic with injuries. We witness our patients' frustration as they are geared up and motivated to improve their wellbeing but are now dealing with setbacks and limitations.
Many injuries can be prevented if certain predisposing factors are identified beforehand. Do you know when to see a physical therapist? It's not only after an injury or after you've tried all kinds of medications, injections, or even surgery.
You can come see one of our physical therapists now for the most extensive physical examination you've ever had. We'll get to the root of the problem and help you know how to address it. We'll evaluate what happens when you reach high overhead. Maybe you are experiencing pain or impingement, which is soft tissue getting pinched. Impingement can cause fraying and tearing and could eventually lead to a large tear, an injury that comes with a difficult recovery. We'll look at the motions and extension of the back. Stiffness can lead to several injuries. When you squat, are your knees properly aligned? Do you have good range of motion?
Working with a physical therapist will get you started with your workouts with reduced pain and the ability to continue a healthy lifestyle with decreased risk of injury. We'll educate you on various exercises that will help strengthen muscles where the pain is and improve balance. We offer a variety of treatment methods, including dry needling and joint manipulation, which can relieve pain and increase mobility.
Schedule an evaluation today to save yourself from injury and continue with your refueled motivation to improve your health. You don't have to experience setbacks just as you are getting started. Give us a call today at 520-459-1386 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.