For most people, physical therapy is only considered after an injury or surgical procedure. Unlike medical doctors, dentists and eye doctors, people do not consider going to a physical therapist for yearly check-ups. However, if you are training for a particular event, interested in finding out your injury risk level for specific sports, want to improve your balance or are considering seeking preventative care to decrease risk of age-related issues, physical therapy may be the best option to consider. Physical therapists are trained to be movement experts. They evaluate their patients based on functional movement screens, strength testing, range of motion measurements and special tests to determine muscular deficiencies and imbalances. Discussing goals during your first session with your therapist will allow for performance of a specific exam and creation of a unique exercise program built for you. Here are three reasons you may want to consider seeing a physical therapist even though you may not be in pain or have an injury.
Did you know physical therapists can treat patients with headaches? Or did you know that physical therapists now receive a doctorate level education? Continue reading to discover ten things you didn’t know about your physical therapist.
Physical therapy can be a wonderful treatment for mild aches and pains to severe and crippling conditions. In most states, you have the ability to see a physical therapist first without the need of a referral making it easier than ever to treat your pain and symptoms. There are many benefits to physical therapy throughout the course of your life.
Gymnastics is considered a high risk sport for head and neck injuries. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can occur from a direct or indirect force on the head. In gymnastics this can be the result of falling on the head, collision with equipment, collision with another athlete, or a fall where the head does not directly take the blow but a whiplash type movement occurs. In each of these scenarios, the brain moves rapidly inside the skull.
The medical field is constantly changing and along with it, so is the role of physical therapists in the health system. Physical therapists are continuing to grow in their importance in being the first point of contact for patients seeking a medical provider. Below are six reasons why your physical therapist may be the person that you see first for your medical needs.
Whether you have difficulty leaving your home due to mobility issues or simply prefer physical therapy services in the privacy and comfort of your home, Athletico is proud to offer home therapy to our patients! During a home therapy appointment, a skilled Athletico physical therapist comes to your home to provide rehabilitation services. Read below as we discuss reasons why home therapy is a great way to participate in physical therapy!
As we enter deeper into the COVID-19 crisis, those working within the physical therapy profession continue to face challenging circumstances managing patient care while considering the safety for themselves and their families. However, as we have moved through this crisis, I have a newfound perspective and respect for our profession as a whole.
With sports slowly returning to our landscape, concussions continue to be an aspect of athletics that players, parents and coaches need to address properly. One step that can be taken prior to the season that may assist with management of a concussion is having an athlete undergo baseline testing.