If you participate in marathons and similar competitions, our physical therapist can design a customized program of exercises that address any weaknesses or areas of concern to prepare you for the big day. Exercise programs created by your physical therapist are equally effective if you only engage in recreational pursuits on the weekend or if you want to participate in a dance contest.
An often overlooked source of fitness is therapeutic massage. It relaxes the muscles and tendons of the body, allowing them to better respond when they’re called upon during play-related activities. It has the added benefit of promoting sleep, stimulating the immune system, ridding the body of toxins, and increasing circulation for better performance.
Swimming is a popular activity throughout the year and aqua therapy is an excellent resource for building muscle, coordination and balance. It reduces the weight and gravity on your body, allowing you to move easier and providing a form of resistance training. It’s beneficial for restoration and maintenance of your body; functioning of your lungs, heart and joints; and improving circulation.
Everyone needs time to play and your physical therapist can prepare you for any activity that you wish to enjoy. He/she can keep you moving well, increase your fitness level, and improve your performance every day of the year.