Many people go to their doctor once a year for a physical. However, this physical by your primary care physician is not specifically catered to your musculoskeletal system. That’s why you need an annual physical therapy check-up.
Our physical therapists are experts in biomechanical and postural assessments. Whether you are in pain or not, we can help make sure that you have no issues that will limit you from doing the activities you are passionate about. If you are having pain, we can address it and give you the tools you need to get back on track.
A free PT Check-Up is an assessment of balance, strength, flexibility, cardiovascular ability, and gait to give an overall snapshot of your functional ability. We can also catch an issue before it becomes a problem.
The assessment only takes about 15-20 minutes.
At your appointment, we’ll check your joint mobility, spine mobility, flexibility and strength, and perform an overall movement assessment. If necessary, we’ll provide a home exercise program, activity modifications, or pain management as needed. An annual PT check-up truly is preventative maintenance for your musculoskeletal system. Your check-up is completely individualized and customized to you and your daily activities.
- According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) every individual should pay an annual visit to a physical therapist along with making an annual visit to a physician for a complete physical check- up.
- Recent discoveries have pointed to the fact that physical therapy provides a holistic approach to overall health and wellness. The APTA recently cited an increase in physical inactivity and its consequences of developing obesity, chronic diseases and other illnesses.
- The American Heart Association also recommends physical therapy for patients at risk of developing heart disease and as a preventative measure against heart disease.
- The New England Journal of Medicine also released benefits physical therapy has on reversing certain common back conditions with non- surgical treatments.
When should you schedule a PT Check up?
- Anytime you experience PAIN, discomfort or strain when doing something you love
• Any time you are about to start a fitness program or start training
• Any time you change sports
• After you have completed rehab post-surgery and are trying to resume normal activities
• After an illness or surgery that has left you on bed rest
• At the very least, yearly (to catch things before they grow into issues)