As the temperatures drop and fall approaches, it’s
tempting to be less physically active. That’s why October is the perfect time
to set end-of-the-year goals and focus on healthy self-improvement. A good
place to start is by celebrating National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM).
Physical therapy is not just for injury recovery, its benefits
also include injury prevention and improved wellness. The treatment provided through
physical therapy can help you manage stress, reduce pain and stiffness, improve
mobility and more. When you are dealing with an injury, physical therapy can
even make it possible to recover more quickly and completely.
The goal of NPTM is to raise awareness about the
importance of physical therapy and encourage people to live healthier lives.
Here are a few ways you can tune into your body throughout the month of
a new form of exercise
Find new ways to get out and get active during National Physical Therapy Month. Whether you’ve always wanted to give yoga a try, or you’re finally ready to sign up for that kickboxing class, this month may be the perfect time to push yourself just a little out of your comfort zone. Just remember to properly hydrate and stretch before and after each workout.
improving your posture
Don’t wait to see a physical therapist until your back
hurts or until you have a stiff neck. Practicing routine stretches and
exercises at home can help you maintain or achieve proper posture. Simple exercises
like forward folds and child’s pose can help you become more aware of your
muscles, making it easier to correct your own posture.
in resistance bands
Resistance bands are widely utilized in the world of
physical therapy. They are easy to transport, effective, versatile and a great
addition to any workout routine or rehabilitation program. Resistance bands
usually come in multiple resistance levels, including light, medium or heavy.
They are a great way to focus on building strength in your muscles safely and
an expert’s opinion
Campbell Clinic offers physical therapy, hand therapy and sports medicine services at all our locations. Our therapists are highly-trained and possess exceptional skill in the evaluation and treatment of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal problems. A close working relationship with our physicians allows our therapists to provide the comprehensive care necessary to help patients reach their wellness goals. Read more about the physical therapy services Campbell Clinic provides and schedule your nex visit during National Physical Therapy Month.