Everyone wants to be a better version of themselves, but we don’t always want to do what it takes to make these gains in our life. Physical therapy is one of those things that’s easy to ignore, but know that by doing so, you may be missing out on a stronger or more functionally fit version of yourself. PT can help in a number of different walks of life, and we’re going to spotlight five of those areas in today’s blog.
How PT Can Help With Different Areas Of Your Life
Even if you don’t find yourself suffering in any of these departments, know that connecting with a physical therapist can oftentimes help to improve function and prevent injuries or other problems. Connect with a physical therapist to see how we can help you in any of these five areas:
- Athletics – One of the most common reasons why clients sync up with a physical therapist is because they want to take their athletic abilities to the next level. Sometimes that involves getting back to full strength after an injury or surgery, while other times it involves biomechanical feedback to see if there are deficiencies in your swing or your throwing motion. Whether you’re an injured athlete or completely healthy but looking to become stronger or faster, PT can help you get to that next level.
- Running – Along a similar vein, you can become a better runner by working with a physical therapist. We can tweak your running form or help you develop a training routine to help you finish your first 10K or full marathon. And as always, if you’re trying to get back into running after a long hiatus or because you’ve been sidelined with foot pain, we can help you overcome those obstacles as well.
- Sleep – Achieving high quality sleep is imperative for your whole body health, but millions of people fail to get enough restful sleep each night. Your physical therapist can help educate you on how to improve your sleep health through some simple lifestyle changes, like exercise, diet and how you approach the sleep process each night. Your PT can also help you find healthy outlets for stress or anxiety that could be keeping you up at night.
- Relations – Speaking of the bedroom, physical therapy can also help improve sexual relations with your partner. Weak pelvic floor muscles or poor abdominal strength can contribute to painful or uncomfortable relations. Women can also deal with pelvic floor issues in the wake of pregnancy or childbirth, and if unaddressed, they can linger. If pelvis or hip pain has made relations uncomfortable, know that you have a resource in your physical therapist.
- Aging – Finally, while physical therapy can’t actually slow the passage of time, it can make your body better prepared to deal with the natural degeneration it will experience over decades of use. If you’re stronger and more physically fit, aging won’t slow you down as much compared to others with a weak core or unstable joints. You may be reaching retirement age, but you may still feel like a kid if you work to maintain and improve physical function with the help of a PT team.
If you want to improve any of these areas of your life, or you just want to talk to a physical therapist about the discomfort you’re experiencing, reach out to the team at OrthoRehab Specialists today at (612) 339-2041.
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