Physical Therapy and Physical Fitness – Why They Need To Go Together!
November 10, 2020 – At Witte Physical Therapy we have a unique set up and advantage for our patients. We have the ability to help you reach your physical therapy and your fitness goals. At our Louisville location we can utilize our expert staff and spacious clinic to get you back to doing what you want to do, pain free with the help of our physical therapy services. We can then assist you in transitioning from the physical therapy clinic to our 24 hour wellness center, Witte 24/7 Wellness. Here we can show you how to maintain and increase your gains made in physical therapy.
At Witte 24/7 Wellness we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for our members. We provide memberships to the public and to our patients to give them full access to our aerobic and weight equipment. From treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and rowers to cable weights, free weights, and other fitness equipment we have what you need to work out. “Get in. Get Fit. Get On With Life.”
The APTA and it’s Private Practice Section recently posted a great blog about how and why physical therapy and physical fitness should go hand in hand. Please read it below.
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
Sure, other professionals could help with your fitness routine, but the fitness industry is not well regulated. Some certifications just require an online course and paying a fee. There are no licenses or other requirements to use many titles. 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
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 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.
Witte Physical Therapy and Witte 24/7 wellness can provide a great partnership for you to be able to be as good as you can be. Witte PT can be used to get you back in the gym and to keep you in there as much as possible. Call us today at 402-234-3333 in Louisville, 402-298-4747 in Plattsmouth, and 402-654-2121 in Hooper for more information or to set up a free consultation to discuss how you can get started!