Summer Activities are Coming: Will You Be Ready?

By MarieNelson on May 6th, 2019

Now that spring has arrived, temperatures are starting to rise in many parts of the country. That means the transition from heating our homes to cooling our homes is right around the corner. No matter what method you use to cool your home during the warm spring and summer months (central air conditioning, window units, or fans and dehumidifiers), each spring you cross your fingers that your approach still works. If not, you might be calling an expert for a tune-up, or in extreme circumstances, you might need a complete overhaul.

Just like an AC system that has probably been dormant for many months of the year, a body that hasn’t been physically engaged on a regular basis may have trouble getting started again. Yet, this time of year, the warm temps draw many people to city and suburban streets, tracks and trails, ready to take that first run of the season. A good percentage of these spring runners haven’t kept up their strides throughout the winter. It should come as no surprise that a 4-mile run for a previously inactive person is going to stir up a few aches and pains.

Especially as we age, our ability to move undergoes changes. But whether we’re talking about a college student or a retiree, returning to an activity without proper planning is a recipe for disaster. That’s where physical therapy comes in. Physical therapists are trained to treat injuries
and ease pain, but they can also help their patients prevent injuries and safely prepare to participate in new activities.

Especially as we age, our ability to move undergoes changes. Whether we’re talking about a college student or a retiree, returning to an activity without proper planning is a recipe for disaster. That’s where physical therapy comes in.

The Doctor’s of Physical Therapy at Western Berks Physical Therapy are trained to treat injuries and ease pain, but they can also help patients prevent injuries and safely prepare to participate in new activities. Think of our physical therapists as “movement consultants” who can ensure that your body is physically ready to tackle a new challenge or resume a favorite leisure activity.

Now is a great time to schedule a physical therapy evaluation to help you shake off the rust. Our rehab professionals can customize an exercise plan to help you slowly return to sport and avoid an injury that could sideline you for the whole season. Call now to schedule!

 

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