15 Feb 3 Reasons you should see a Physical Therapist This Year
2020 has been a year of great changes and upheaval. As the pandemic struck, our routines and lifestyles changed. As a result, our bodies and health changed, too.
As the pandemic forced us indoors, one of the biggest changes our bodies went through was less activity and a sedentary lifestyle. And when we started exercising and explore the outdoors, our bodies weren’t ready for it. As a result, injuries and the need for physical therapy has increased.
In addition to this, 2021 has presented us with several other reasons to see a physical therapist.
Neck or Back pain
Since we have been wearing masks for so long (and it’s important to keep the virus at bay), many people are reporting –
- grinding their teeth
- moving their jaws differently
A skilled physical therapist can evaluate and treat different types of neck or back issues that may be causing such symptoms.
Working from a makeshift desk at home. Poor posture, prolonged sitting and lack of exercise is making many people experience aches and pains that simply won’t go away.
These symptoms could be due to tendinitis or overuse syndrome.
Physical therapy works can relieve your pain and regain your range of motion. This is also important if you want to get you back to your workout, without the risk of injury.
Since many of us simply stopped exercising, it has resulted in the following consequences –
- Joint and muscle stiffness
- Weakness and fatigue
- Decreased flexibility
- Weight gain
- Decreased cardiovascular condition
Physical therapy can help with the right exercises to rebuild strength and flexibility so that you can get back to a normal life with reduced risk of injuring your body.
Seeing a physical therapist gives you an opportunity to take back control of your health and live the life you want.