A number of people are under the misconception that the only ones who can benefit from physiotherapy are people who have been injured at work or have problems so severe that they have been referred by a doctor. This is absolutely false. Lots of people have the goal of becoming more physically active but are never quite make it into a healthy routine.
What’s the Problem?
- Sometimes you make it to the gym and just feel awkward or out of place next to the people you assume have been getting into shape for years now. You constantly compare your progress to people around you and constantly get discouraged
- Maybe you tried the gym a few times but ended up hurting yourself due to an older injury that you didn’t think would come into play. You weren’t quite sure how to work around this issue or were trying to strengthen your problem area but only ended up with 2 weeks of discomfort.
- Finally, you might just never really see any gains in those areas that you are trying to strengthen from that adolescent injury or stupid young adult stunt.
How Can Physiotherapy Help?
Instead of guessing at how to work around or strengthen your old injury areas, a physiotherapist is a professional who has trained extensively in how the muscles, tendons, and bones function as a machine. They provide you with exercises specifically designed to help improve the mechanical dysfunction that exists in your machinery. This can help you avoid any further injury or major pain that would hinder your fitness goals.
Your physiotherapist will give you a “prescription” of the potential number of visits it will take to help you to achieve your goals. This regular schedule will make sure that you don’t talk yourself out of getting to your goal similar to if you were just going to the gym whenever you felt like it.
Finally, the ultimate benefit to attending a professional physical therapy clinic like Happy Physio in Mount Lawley, North Perth, and Leederville is the opportunity to see a measurable improvement in your body mechanics. You will get the feedback from your physiotherapist every session, making you more and more motivated to accomplish what you set out to do.
Once you have accomplished your therapy goals, you will be set mentally and physically to generalise your new found fitness habits in to a more natural fitness environment and make the final push you need to make fitness a part of your life for years to come.