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How Physical Therapy Can Improve Performance and Prevent Injury

by | Health & Wellness

Physical Therapy Is Not Just For Injuries

 

Most people think that physical therapy is only meant to treat injuries, pains and ailments, but did you know it is also beneficial to improve performance and prevent injuries?

Yes! That’s why all elite athletes around the world, such as Lionel Messi, LeBron James, and Cristiano Ronaldo, to name a few, incorporate Physical Therapy into their training regime.

Physical therapy treatments prevents, corrects, informs and advises your therapist about latent or potential lesions or problems you might not even be aware of in your structure. By doing this, which will ultimately help you avoid injuries, whilst getting more out of your workouts.

Sometimes our training programs or even our daily life might affect our posture. It’s important to know the weak areas in order to work on these, but to find those areas and prevent future injuries, as well as improving your training and execution, you need a chiropractor or a physical therapist who can best guide and support you.

Benefits of physical therapy include:

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Pain Management

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Avoiding surgery and injuries

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Improved mobility and flexability, balance and strength

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Prevent sports injuries and pain

Part of a Physical Therapists treatment is to educate you on how to protect your joints, and to teach you how to train and provide you with modifications for injury-sensitive areas, especially for your type of body and your structure. You will also learn which exercises you should perform to strengthen weak areas and which ones to avoid, as well as when to rest and recover.

Intense activity and sports can inevitably lead to fatigue and changes in the musculature, if not done properly, this can cause complex physiological problems that may end up affecting all organs and tissues of the body and the nervous system.

The key recovery measures within physical therapy is to eliminate substances resulting from muscle contraction, to facilitate the restoration of energy, and facilitate neuropsychological recovery.

As you can see, the benefits are many and if you want to reap the benefits of being active, then planning a routine along with a Physical Therapist is the best way to approach a healthy lifestyle and stay injury-free.

 

 

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