We highly recommend adding a trip to your physical therapist to your annual healthcare rounds this year to:
- Decrease your risk of injury
- Improve your overall health
- Live an active life
- Decrease daily aches and pains
- To feel good as your go through your daily routines
Much like getting a physical and checking your overall health from your primary doctor, a physical therapist can address the specific needs of your musculoskeletal system, which is comprised of your muscles, bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and other connective tissues.
A musculoskeletal evaluation can ensure that these essential internal structures are working together to support, stabilize and move your body.
But why would I see a physical therapist if I am not currently injured?
Most people assume physical therapy is for those with current injuries or post-surgery. Physical therapy can help prevent future injury and help decrease pain that you may not consider chronic but could be avoided.
Maybe you’re an athlete, being sidelined by an injury can ruin a season, match, game, race etc. Maybe you’re an active weekend warrior – hiking, rock climbing, cycling. Being active opens up the possibility of injury if you are not careful and take care of your body. Don’t miss out on what drives you because of pain. Maybe you’re a middle-aged adult who wants to maintain good balance, be active and keep up with your kids and grandkids.
No matter what stage you are in life, everyone can benefit from a physical therapy check up to learn about our bodies and become educated on how to strengthen and maintain a healthy and pain free body.
What Happens During the Evaluation?
During your annual Physical Therapy Check-up at Innovative Physical Therapy your physical therapist will review your medical history and perform a series of tests to check your strength and ability to coordinate and move your body from head to toe.
Your strength, flexibility, mobility, balance and overall function will be tracked from year to year. Just like with your physician, your physical therapist will pay special attention to any problems or concerns you are having. Often, patients have small complaints which can be easily solved with a bit of advice and home exercises recommended by your physical therapist at the check up!
Based on the information gathered, the PT is equipped to design an individualized program to prevent injuries and will capture an overall picture of your musculoskeletal health that can be compared from year to year.
Start your year off right and give your body the physical check-in it needs!
With the help of your physical therapist, you can move better, feel better, save money and prevent injuries!
Please call to schedule your annual physical therapy checkup today to receive a discounted price of $75 for a musculoskeletal evaluation for 30 min (normally $120).
Innovative Physical Therapy, “Solutions in Motion”