The year 2022 is here and this new year, why not make an effort to put taking care of your body a top priority? As physical therapists, we are uniquely qualified to evaluate physical changes in your body that could potentially lead to pain or injury. By making a routine physical therapy visit, we can help patients prevent issues in the future. Remember that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
So who can benefit the most from these visits?
- Former Patients:
If you have been discharged from physical therapy in the last 6 months or longer, this is a great time to get a follow-up. We can evaluate your previous injury and see if there are any signs of recurrence, go over your home exercise program to see if it needs to be updated to fit your current needs and check any other ailments that may be bothering you.
We work with athletes to help them prevent injuries in their sports before they occur. By going to physical therapy, we can evaluate the demands of your sport, compare that to your current physical capabilities, and create an exercise plan tailored to specific muscle groups. We can also work with teams to develop warm-up and exercise routines designed to improve performance.
- Seniors over 65:
Seniors over the age of 65 can find themselves losing vision, strength, and perhaps, most importantly, balance. By going to physical therapy for a balance screening, we can identify your risk of falls and prevent them before they happen. The CDC says that 25% of people ages 65 and older fall each year. By going through a fall prevention program, we can help bring that statistic down.
- Patients Considering Surgery:
Physical therapists work to reduce pain and heal injuries. It works so well in fact that in many cases it has been proven to remove or reduce the need for surgery. If you’re looking for a conservative plan of care, you’ve come to the right place. In the event that surgery is needed, we also provide pre-op appointments to help make recovery easier and safer.
We want to help you make this the best year ever by preventing major injuries or pain. We take your safety seriously and we continue to follow all local and CDC guidelines to keep you safe. Map out your future and get your physical therapy visit scheduled!