Many minds think that only of Physical Therapy for Injuries. (“Rehab,” is after all, in our name.) Did you know, however, that physical therapy can be utilized to simply condition or strengthen our muscles? A physical therapy clinic can be a playground for those interested in gaining strength or partaking in cardiovascular exercise, with a multitude of machines and equipment for patients to use.
The office can be ideal for people who like having well-educated physical therapists, assistants, aides, and athletic trainers here to guide them, without being in the open setting of a large gym or smaller venue that you would have with a personal trainer. You can strengthen certain muscles you are targeting in a constructive manner without over-doing it or trusting the instructions on large equipment at the gym.
Lastly, you can achieve your fitness goals through physical therapy without breaking the bank either, because most insurances cover the cost of physical therapy for patients in exchange for a small co-pay or coinsurance. There are a plethora of benefits that you can obtain from seeking physical therapy and it is wise to see it as a means to improve your health as well, rather than just a means to rehabilitate an injury. Physical therapy is a great place to start for anyone needing injury rehabilitation or simply looking for advice on safe exercise and training.
Contact our Lake Forest Physical Therapy or Foothill Ranch Physical Therapy locations to find out about the many benefits of PT!