Why You Should See Your Physical Therapist to Reach Your Fitness Goals

Realigning & restoring your body to its fullest potential

An excerpt from The Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association:

“Physical therapists aren’t just for people that are injured or have had surgery.

Physical therapists can also help healthy people improve their fitness and seeing a PT for this reason has many benefits.

When you see a physical therapist to improve your fitness, you’ll get an assessment of your strength, range of motion, posture and movement patterns. This allows your physical therapist to design a program just for you, gives them a baseline to compare things to in the future should you start having pain or suffer an injury and shows your PT any issues that increase your risk for injury. Your PT can then design a program to not only help you reach your fitness goals but to reduce your risk of injury as well.

Sure, other professionals could help with your fitness routine, but the fitness industry is not well regulated. Some certifications just require an online course and paying a fee. There are no licenses or other requirements to use many titles. Becoming a physical therapist requires at least a bachelor’s degree and most PTs practicing today have a doctorate. Every PT has passed a national board exam and maintains a state license. That guarantees you that every physical therapist is a verified expert in human movement, so you know a PT will give you high quality advice.

A physical therapist doesn’t have a vested interest as to what type of fitness regimen you choose. They are only interested in helping you reach your goals.

By letting a physical therapist coordinate your fitness routine, you’ll get a customized program that can also reduce your risk for injury. Your PT will get a baseline assessment of your strength, range of motion and movement patterns when you’re healthy that could help you in the future. And you’ll know that the advice you receive is unbiased and coming from an expert.”

Come in for a physical therapy session to help get you on the exercise routine that is right for just you. Schedule your appointment today