The Training Room_Injury Prevention

The Training Room Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body DO YOU NEED A PHYSICAL THERAPIST ON YOUR TEAM?

Effectively Evaluate Movement •A physical therapist can provide a comprehensive evaluation of your movement patterns that will help identify the cause of your pain and design a program to minimize your symptoms and possibly help you return stronger or faster •Experienced in biomechanics, a physical therapist will be able to assess your movement patterns and help create more efficient movement •A physical therapist will be able to assess your major movement patterns to help minimize your pain or to advance with your strength workouts •A physical therapist can assist you with building flexibility and mobility programs in order to achieve more efficient movement patterns

There is an overwhelming amount of scientific evidence on the positive effects of sport and physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle. The positive, direct effects of engaging in regular physical activity are particularly apparent in the prevention of several chronic diseases. However, as our exposure time increases or we begin to specialize in sport earlier, sports-related injuries can be a considerable barrier to our continued physical activity. Physical therapy attempts to address faulty movement patterns that limit a person’s abilities to perform functional daily activities or participate in a desired recreational physical activity. If pain or discomfort is preventing you from participating or possibly limiting your success, there are several ways that a physical therapist can help.

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