Fitness Programs Designed by Physical Therapists
By Western Berks Physical Therapy on October 26th, 2020
5 Reasons Why You Need a Physical Therapist Designed Fitness Program
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 Fitness Baseline
When you schedule an appointment at Western Berks Physical Therapy 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 Fitness Guidance
There are other “professionals” who could help with your fitness routine, but the fitness industry is notoriously under regulated. Some certifications simply require paying a fee and taking an online course to receive a ‘professional’ title. There are no additional licenses or continued trainings to use many of these professional titles when advertising a fitness service. Becoming a physical therapist requires at least a bachelor’s degree and most physical therapists practicing today have a doctorate degree. Every physical therapist has passed a national board exam and maintains a state license. This high level of education and licensing 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, physical therapist 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 Fitness 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 Medical History
If you have some kind of history that affects your ability to exercise, our physical therapists are the best choice to help you design a fitness regimen. Whether you are suffering from an old injury, annoying back pain, COPD, arthritis pain or a heart condition, our physical therapists can safely work around your current limitations to help meet all your fitness goals.