The new year is upon us and we can’t wait to see what surprises 2022 has in store. One surprise no one wants is pain and injury. Avoid this by getting scheduling an appointment with your physical therapist to have your musculoskeletal system checked. 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. You know they say, An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
So who can benefit the most from these visits?
1. 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 HEP 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.
3. 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.
4. 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. We are following all local and CDC guidelines to keep you safe. In-clinic and virtual appointments are available in many of our locations. Find the clinic nearest you and get your physical therapy visit scheduled!