January 15, 2018
Your physical therapist will ensure your neck and spine are in good posture, that will aid in reducing the risk of injury and relieve any pressure on the neurological system that can impair performance. A program of exercises will be developed that addresses your strengths and any areas of weakness. You’ll learn how to stretch and warm up properly before putting specific muscle groups into action.
People tend to eat less healthy fare in the winter. At OSTC, our professional staff includes certified fitness nutrition specialists who can help with your nutritional needs and recommend dietary supplements that help meet any deficits to provide you with specific nutrients for your selected activities. If you’ve had an injury in the past that has lingering effects, braces and other supportive aids are available to reduce the potential for another injury.
The therapies available through your physical therapist at OSTC are effective for improving performance and building strength, balance and coordination to reduce the risk of falls. Your therapist can provide suggestions for protective gear and proper footwear that offers the traction and support needed for specific activities. OSTC can also fit you for custom orthotics to address any imbalances for comfort and to relieve pain.
Lifting, bend, twisting and turning can easily strain the muscles and tendons. The quick stops and starts of basketball and the pounding the body takes while jogging can be mitigated with physical therapy. Your physical therapist can show you new ways to move to perform tasks that will be easier on your body and reduce the risk of an injury.
Before spring actually arrives is the time to get your body tuned up and ready for the upcoming season. Spring is a time of invigorating possibilities and your body will be rejuvenated and ready for whatever the season brings after a visit to your physical therapist.Read the Newsletter