Most people think of physical therapy as something you need if you are injured or have a condition that requires treatment in order to improve. While that is undoubtedly the main purpose of physical therapy, there are actually several other ways in which it can help you. In addition to working to prevent osteoporosis and back or neck pain, physical therapy is a proven weight management tool. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 68 percent of adults over the age of 20 are either overweight or obese in the United States. This is a staggering statistic that shows how important it is for us to address the problem of obesity on a direct level.
Whether you have been injured and are struggling to recover because you cannot get your weight under control or you have been advised that physical therapy may help you better manage your weight, we can help. The physical therapists here at Classic Rehab have the experience and training necessary to help you get back on your feet, so to speak, and on the right track, healthwise. Believe it or not, having regular physical therapy after an injury is actually quite crucial to a rapid recovery. Furthermore, it is extremely important to your health overall. A physical therapist is someone who is an expert at restoring and improving mobility in an individual’s life, no matter what kind of setback they have had to deal with. When it comes to weight loss management, our physical therapists will work with you to develop an individualized physical activity plan, making sure that all your goals are met and that the regime we have set in place is manageable for you.
Why Starting a Physical Activity Regime is Important
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) indicates that all adults should do at least 2 hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate-intensity physical activity. Children and adolescents should do at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily. This is the number one way to beat obesity and help manage your weight. Here at Classic Rehab, our physical therapists have extensive knowledge of a wide range of health conditions, which allows them to better examine people of all ages and abilities and come up with a safe and effective physical activity program. Our physical activity programs are designed to help establish a life-long habit of physical activity, which is why it is important to make it a point to tailor each program to the individual.
Understanding Weight Management
It is no secret that combating obesity is a challenging and long-term problem that many people are faced with. For both children and adults who are overweight, physical therapy can help restore flexibility, increase strength and cardiovascular endurance, reduce pain, and get at any posture and balance issues. We will also work to prevent any disabilities from settling in. Each person that comes through our physical therapy for weight management program will undergo an individual evaluation in which our physical therapists will address how obesity is affecting the way the body moves and functions. Through regular physical activity and a smart nutrition plan, we will help you better manage your weight and get back on track.
There are many wonderful uses and benefits of physical therapy, some that people aren’t even aware of. To learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists here at Classic Rehab regarding weight management, contact us today.