A preventative well-check offers some of the best health benefits of any type of health care choices. Making regular evaluations of your health helps you and your doctor to catch serious issues and disease early. You may also be able to reduce their severity, or even prevent certain types of health concerns altogether. But, well-checks aren’t just for cardiovascular or respiratory systems. Nor are they just about checking for disease anymore. As more people stay active longer, well-checks need to include your musculoskeletal system, too. This is where a physical therapist can help.
Physical Therapy Check-up
Being physically active is an important part of staying healthy. We’ve all seen the disclaimers: talk to your doctor before you start an exercise program. While a doctor can check for things like heart disease and diabetes, physical therapists are specifically trained to check for musculoskeletal imbalances. These imbalances can lead to injury during activity because they can cause us to move our body incorrectly, and we may not even be aware of it.
Physical therapists not only check for imbalances, but they design custom programs to correct them. In addition, they can teach you how to correctly perform the functions your sport or activity requires to avoid some imbalances from occurring. They can also create a conditioning program to strengthen key areas to help avoid strains and sprains or tears. Sprains, strains and tears are common overuse injuries. These types of overuse injuries can require difficult treatments, sometimes surgical, as well as extended recovery times.
Schedule Your Check-up Today
Landmark offers a Physical Therapy Check-up for $139, or you can choose the initial check-up and one follow up visit for $180. Make sure you’re in the best possible shape to enjoy all your favorite activities this year! Call any of our clinics, or use our online Request an Appointment form.