On the Journey of Life, Movement Consultants Level Out the Road Ahead
Now that spring is in full bloom, temperatures are really starting to rise here in the valley. The rising heat means that your home and/or office’s AC unit that has been dormant all winter is about to go into overdrive, cooling the inside and battling the ever-increasing heat. Before it gets too warm, you’ll probably have a professional check out your HVAC to ensure that it’s up to the coming challenge… Your body needs the same consideration.
Just like an AC system shifting from inactivity into hyperactivity, a body working its way back into physical activity may struggle to get up to strength and maintaining stamina. With our cool mornings and the desert’s bright, beautiful new growth many people are setting out on the tracks and trails, ready to take that first hike or run of the season. Many of the spring runners and hikers haven’t kept up their strides throughout the winter. It’s no surprise then, that a person’s first few miles, after the previous inactivity, would stir up a few aches and pains.
Especially as we age, our strengths and abilities undergo changes. But whether you’re a student or a retiree returning to activity, proceeding without proper planning is a recipe for disaster. That’s where physical therapy comes in. Physical therapists are movement consultants, trained to treat injuries and ease pain, but they can also help their patients prevent injuries and safely prepare to participate in new activities.
Movement consultants can ensure that your body is physically ready to tackle a new challenge—or resume an old favorite activity. Another example that can illustrate what we’re talking about is:
Imagine an adult soccer league that you’re preparing to play in. Your first game of the season is a few weeks away and you haven’t touched your cleats in months. You won’t be able to pick up where you left off, your body isn’t in condition anymore, it will take specifically targeted training to get you back in peak performance.
Now is the time to come in for physical therapy with your personal Movement Consultant, we’ll help you shake off the rust and get ready for your next adventure. We’ll customize an exercise plan to help you return to your favorite Spring activities and avoid an injury that could sideline you for the whole season.