5 Reasons You Need a PT to
Coordinate Your Fitness Regimen
Physical therapists aren't just for people that are injured or have had surgery. Physical therapists can also help healthy people improve their fitness. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider seeing yours.
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
Becoming a physical therapist requires at least a bachelor's degree and most PTs practicing today have a doctorate. Every PT has passed a national board exam and maintains a state license. That guarantees you that every
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
A physical therapist doesn't have a 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.
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