When people think of a chiropractor, they often envision someone cracking their back. However, in addition to a chiropractor, you can also get help from a physical therapist at our office. One of the services we can provide at Boston Orthopaedic P.C. in Fall River, MA, Springfield, MA, and New Bedford, MA, is physical therapy for strength.
Benefits of Physical Therapy for Strength
Physical therapy for strength can be an excellent way to improve your overall health and quality of life and reduce the risk of injury. This type of therapy can help to:
Having tight muscles can limit your range of motion and make it difficult to perform everyday tasks. Physical therapy can help to improve your flexibility and increase your range of motion.
One of the primary goals of physical therapy is to help you build strength. Stronger muscles help to support your joints and can also help to protect your body from injury.
Reduce the Risk of Injury
If you have weak or tight muscles, you are more likely to experience an injury. Physical therapy can help to correct imbalances in your muscles and improve your overall strength, which can help to reduce your risk of injury.
How Is Physical Therapy for Strength Performed?
An orthopedic doctor or chiropractor can recommend a physical therapy program, from a physical therapist, specifically for you based on your individual needs. Your program may include:
Strength-training exercises are an important part of physical therapy. These exercises help build your body's muscles and improve your overall fitness.
Stretching exercises are often used to improve flexibility and range of motion. These exercises can also help to relieve pain by potentially increasing blood flow.
Balance-training exercises help to improve your balance and coordination. These exercises can help to reduce your risk of falls and injuries.
Cardiovascular exercise helps to improve your overall fitness level and increase your endurance. This exercise can also help to reduce pain by increasing blood flow to the affected area.
Get Your Strength Back with Physical Therapy
If you are dealing with pain or other health issues affecting your quality of life, physical therapy for strength may be right for you. At Boston Orthopaedic P.C., in (508) 675-2840 Fall River, MA, (508) 997-8500 New Bedford, MA, and (413) 930-9700 Springfield, MA, we can help to design a physical therapy program that will address your specific needs. Call us to schedule an appointment.