As the warmer weather comes, you are probably starting to get more active in your life. If you have a sedentary job, or you haven’t exercised much this winter, you might discover that you have aches and pains as you become more active. Here at PT Link Physical Therapy, we work with people throughout Montrose and Grand Junction to improve the function of their body, and move with less pain. When you are looking forward to a fun, active summer, it’s time to get your body ready. With the help of a physical therapist, you can identify weak areas, strengthen your body, and become less susceptible to injuries.
Identify Your Problem Areas
After physical activity, you may feel aches and pains all over. When you haven’t moved for a while, this is a common occurrence. If your mobility is affected, or your pain lasts for more than a day or two, physical therapy can help you identify what your problem areas are. Here at PT Link Physical Therapy, you will go through a careful exam to find out what is going on with your body, and your physical therapist will develop a treatment plan to help you overcome these obstacles. When you figure out what is going on to cause pain and stiffness, it becomes possible to find treatment that works.
Strengthening Your Body with Guidance
Pain during and after physical activity can be improved when you work with a physical therapist to address weak areas of your body. Here at PT Link Physical Therapy in Montrose and Grand Junction, we will teach you an exercise program to do at home in between therapy sessions. You will practice exercises with the help of your physical therapist, and be able to ask questions if you are confused. You will strengthen your body slowly, with the guidance of a physical therapist to strategize if you have any pain while you are exercising. If you have pain while exercising, the plan can be changed to better suit your needs.
Optimize Your Body for Fewer Injuries
By working with a physical therapist here at PT Link Physical Therapy, you will optimize your strength and mobility. This helps to prevent injuries when you are trying out new activities, or simply living your everyday life. When you are strong, and your spine is supported, you are less likely to get hurt overall. Your gait will be improved with strength training, and overuse injuries are less common. While you can still get hurt in an accident, your chances of an injury are lessened when you stretch and strengthen your body for optimal performance.
Here at PT Link Physical Therapy, we work with a wide range of patients with varying degrees of physical health. It doesn’t matter if you are an elite athlete, or you are an older person coping with arthritis, physical therapy can help you stay active this summer. If you are looking forward to a more active summer, take some time to work with a physical therapist to uncover any problem areas. When you have pain, physical therapy can improve your overall health. You don’t have to just live with the stiffness and pain. Get the support you deserve, and enjoy your time this summer.