“Of course, physical therapy has a very important place in the treatment practices for those medical needs. However, physical therapy has so much more to offer, and people from all walks of life, in any stage of health, can benefit from a look into how it can improve their lives,” continued Flohr.
Here are three ways physical therapy can be used to improve life in general.
Get Up and Move: In a modern, hi-tech world, our lives are so much easier than they were even 30 or 40 years ago. It takes much less activity to complete everyday chores that people spend a lot more time simply relaxing. While there’s nothing generally wrong with getting a little relaxation, too much can definitely be a bad thing.
A study by the American Journal of Public Health shows that obesity is even more deadly than originally thought. Obesity may account for up to 18% of all American deaths in adults. Finding a qualified physical therapist to develop a healthy, easy to follow routine to get moving not only improves muscle health, it increases metabolism so weight loss is possible.
Get Rid of Pain - The CDC (Center for Disease Control) estimates that arthritis limits the daily activities of as many as 21 million Americans. This type of chronic pain is often debilitating, but also accepted as the “norm” and people learn to accept and deal with it. Unfortunately, living with this type of pain also leaves people open to other diseases due to inactivity, and also greatly lessens their quality of life. They simply can’t do the things they would otherwise love to do.
Physical therapy can open up that world for them again. By incorporating a personal workout developed to aid each individual’s needs, the pain from chronic illnesses, such as arthritis and even disabling pain from old injuries, can be reduced and even alleviated.
Relax in a Healthy Way - Relaxation doesn’t have to be deadly though. While a 2010 study by Alpa Patel showed a distressing link between sitting and cardiovascular disease-related deaths, there are ways to relax in order to relieve stress and enjoy leisure time that are healthy. One of the best is soaking in a soothing hot tub.
While sitting in the therapeutic water, the regulated temperature helps improve blood flow to sore, tired muscles, and according to Dr. Bruce Becker, M.D., University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation professor, sitting in a hot tub improves cardio health. Because it increases cardiac volume by up to one-third, just sitting in the warm, swirling waters is equivalent to a cardiovascular workout.
The buoyant qualities of the water also increase the efficiency in the heart and circulatory system, so exercises are more beneficial. Water also helps people with restrictive movement problems such as arthritis or osteoporosis exercise because of the lack of gravity pressure, while at the same time, providing much more passive resistance than air, so the motions under water give muscles a better workout.
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About Flohr Pools
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