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Physical Therapy—Not Just for Rehab, Now Great for Prehab

Now that laws have been passed allowing direct access to physical therapists without a doctor’s prescription, skip the long doctor appointments, the drugs, epidurals and surgeries with no relief and get your mind set on PREHABilitation. It’sa proactive way to train the most often injured areas of your body.Expand your mind on physical therapy techniques that can benefit you before you hurt. Whatever you do for a living, your body is your instrument. Let a physical therapist align your body into balance, teaching you how to move your body in a way that’s like a workout, reinforcing good habits and preserving your body from future injury. When your neck and lower back first start to ache, a physical therapist can get you out of pain and make sure you only come back once a month to tune-up your instrument. Physical therapists will put the bones back into place and give you exercises and stretches so those bones stay where they’re put. A physical therapist will also look at how you hold and handle your stress.

 

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[Editors note:When you think about physical therapy, what comes to mind is an injury or a car accident that already happened, after which physical therapy was prescribed by your doctor. Well, these days that’s so pass, as friend of Frontiers VivianEisenstadt explains in the piece below.]
 
Now that laws have been passed allowing direct access to physical therapists without a doctor’s prescription, skip the long doctor appointments, the drugs, epidurals and surgeries with no relief and get your mind set on PREHABilitation. It’sa proactive way to train the most often injured areas of your body.Expand your mind on physical therapy techniques that can benefit you before you hurt.

Whatever you do for a living, your body is your instrument. Let a physical therapist align your body into balance, teaching you how to move your body in a way that’s like a workout, reinforcing good habits and preserving your body from future injury. When your neck and lower back first start to ache, a physical therapist can get you out of pain and make sure you only come back once a month to tune-up your instrument. Physical therapists will put the bones back into place and give you exercises and stretches so those bones stay where they’re put. A physical therapist will also look at how you hold and handle your stress.

 

Want to not get hurt at the gym? Let a physical therapist teach you how to mindfully turn on your abs and shut them offwith every exercise. Get help finding the muscles your trainer is yelling at you to use when you have no idea where the hell they are.

 

Want to improve your body mechanics and shave seconds off your mile? Let a physical therapist analyze your run to maximize efficient movement.

 

To combat neck pain, back pain or slumping in your chair, physical therapists use targeted massage therapy, pilates, stretching and strengthening as well as alternative modalities like whole body vibration therapy, infrared light therapy and standard ultrasound to have you operating at your peak.

 

Vivian Eisenstadt
A slight ache is your body says look over here and do something about it. I’mVivianEisenstadt, MAPT OCS, your local physical therapist, and I can do something about it.

 
Read this article at Frontiersmedia.com


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