Why you should see your Physical Therapist to Reach your Fitness Goals

Physical Therapists aren’t just for people that are injured or have had surgery. Physical Therapists can also help healthy people improve their fitness, and seeing a PT for this reason has many benefits! When you see a Physical Therapist to improve your fitness, you’ll get an assessment of your strength, range of motion, posture, and movement patterns. By using a Physical Therapist to coordinate your fitness routine, you’ll get a customized program that can also reduce your risk for injury.

 

You Want a Baseline

When you see a physical therapist to improve your fitness, you’ll get an assessment of your strength, range of motion, posture, and movement patterns. This not only helps your physical therapist design a customized program just for you, it gives them a baseline to compare things to in the future should you start having pain or suffer an injury.

You Want Expert Guidance

Sure, other professionals could help with your fitness routine, but the fitness industry is not well regulated. Some certifications just require an online certification after paying a fee. There are no licenses or other requirements to use many fitness titles. Becoming a physical therapist requires at least a bachelors degree, and most Millennium Therapy therapists hold doctorates in their field. A physical therapist is a true member of your healthcare team. Every physical therapist has passed a national board exam and maintains a state license. Every Millennium Therapy physical therapist is a verified expert in human movement.

You Want to Prevent Injury

Physical Therapists don’t just work to heal injuries, they are also experts in preventing them. After a thorough assessment, a PT can help you design a program that will not only help you reach your fitness goals, but that can address any issues that increase your risk for injury.

You Want Unbiased Advice

Yoga instructors will want you to do yoga. Personal trainers will want you to come to their gym. Pilates instructors will want you to do Pilates. Strength coaches will want you to strength train. A physical therapist doesn’t have bias or vested interest as to what type of fitness regimen you choose. They are only interested in helping you reach your goals.

You Have a History

If you have some kind of history that affects your ability to exercise, a PT is the best person to help you design a fitness regimen. It doesn’t matter if it’s an old injury from athletics or work, back pain that comes up from time to time, COPD, arthritis, or heart disease, a PT can help you safely work around it and meet your fitness goals.

 

Millennium Therapy PTs are ready to help you meet your goals! Appointments are available in clinic, via telehealth, or by home visit. To schedule an appointment, call your nearest clinic, or complete the form below to be put in touch with a PT in your area.

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