If I knew now, what I'd known then -- as the old saying goes - I'd have played fewer sports and done more stretching. I'm sure I'd have a lot less lower back pain, sore knees, and swollen knuckles that I do now. Hindsight will always be 20/20, and besides I have a great reason to benefit from health physical therapy now.
Simply put, health physical therapy are exercises that helps preserve, develop, and restore a full range, or as near a full range of physical function in an individual. Health care professionals provide the therapy program. Health physical therapy can help restore a state of physical health that has been lost or lessened due to injury, disease, or other causes. The goals of health physical therapy are generally to relieve pain and promote overall fitness and health. Oddly enough, these should be the same goals for a person whether they have a bum knee or not.
I've learned more about stretching and twisting and what not to do when it comes to running, and even sex, then when I was a young man. Thanks to health physical therapy I'm prolonging my life by making up for all those years of bangs and bruises I experienced in the ring, on the field or in the bedroom (possibly not in that order). Health physical therapy is helping thousands of men and women of all ages do more than rehabilitate, it's giving people a new perspective about physical health and how to get the most out of their bodies.
Case-in-point: lower back pain. How many thousands of us out there suffer from LBP? The numbers will astound you. It just may be the number one ailment among adults, lower back pain could be prevented, but for those who have already wrenched their back, health physical therapy is providing common sense exercises and stretching to help adults get through the next 30 years of their life on their feet.
Now it should come as no surprise that individuals with muscle and joint problems are often in a lot of pain. Pain that increases with the passing of time. Pain that is affected by the changes in temperature and weather. The muscles often get weak and tight. Those afflicted with joint and muscle problems tend to have a decrease in their energy level. Related trouble areas tend to be problems with posture and misalignment of joints. All of this contributes to a loss in performing simple and complex tasks, daily work routines, recreation, and home activities.
That's where health physical therapy steps in. by addressing these problems pertaining to the muscles, joints, brain, and pretty much everything that falls in between. Health physical therapy deals with all stages of an individual's recovery. And can simply be a one-visit program or one that is mapped out for long-term prevention that lasts for months or even years.
There are as many programs as there are ailments. But the offshoot of health physical therapy is an increased about physical health. Lessons in living that can be passed on to friends and members of the family. But above all, tips that will prevent the re-occurrence of physical ailments.