Wellness Evaluations at Our Physical Therapy Clinic
Our physical therapy clinic offers Wellness Evaluations, which include time with a licensed Physical Therapist to assess muscle strengths and weaknesses, muscle tightness, posture, and any underlying problems. The evaluation includes measurements on blood pressure, heart rate, body mass index, girth measurements, cardiovascular risk factors, and other health related testing. An individualized exercise program is then developed specifically for you, your needs, and your goals. We are focused on you as an individual and helping you achieve the goals that you have set.
When a person’s wellness is heightened, so too is their ability to be productive in all phases of their life: home, work, relationships, etc. Of course, the overall sense of wellness also helps with illness and therefore decreases the need for the traditional healthcare system. In addition, this newfound health allows for a happier environment where you can be a productive member of the community, improvingyour life and the lives of others.
7 Steps to a Healthier You:
1. TAKE CARE OF ACHES AND PAINS.
Don’t let long-term aches and pains linger. Seek out professional physical therapy help to avoid turning a small problem into a major one.
2. LIMIT YOUR SITTING.
Get up every 30 minutes and walk around at work and home. This reduces the pressure on your spine, increases blood and lymphatic fluid flow around the body, helping you feel more energized throughout the day.
3. GET OUT AND MOVE.
Exercise regularly. At least walk every day. Many studies show the benefits of simply walking. Risks for heart disease, stroke and diabetes can be reduced greatly, simply by walking daily.
4. NUTRITION AND PORTION CONTROL.
Keep your intake of food nutritious and at a comfortable level. Chew your food more thoroughly and you won’t feel like you have to eat so much.
5. DRINK MORE WATER.
Water keeps your body systems functioning at an optimum level. It also helps you feel less hungry throughout the day. An idea is to keep a glass or drink container at your desk or counter where you frequent throughout the day and keep filling it up.
Work on your breathing to increase oxygen intake and get your lymphatic system moving. Many people have breathing pattern disorders from chronic stress over time. Lie on your bed or the floor with your hand on your upper abdomen, breathe deep, working on gently rising your abdomen towards the ceiling. This works your diaphragm muscle, which is the major muscle in breathing.
7. GET ENOUGH SLEEP.
Sleep at least 7-8 hours a day. It is best to get into a routine so you go to bed and wake up on a regular cycle. This helps your endocrine system, which controls hormones.
There is a lot that you can do to feel healthier. Start with the simple suggestions above and make it easy for yourself to accomplish them. If you have aches and pains or just want to feel healthier, give our physical therapy clinic a call today and learn more about how we can help you live a pain free, healthy life!
7 Areas of Wellness:
• Social wellness
• Emotional wellness
• Spiritual wellness
• Environmental wellness
• Occupational wellness
• Intellectual wellness
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Physical therapy will help you gain movement and decrease your limitations and pain. If you need ankle and foot therapy to alleviate your foot and ankle pain, contact us today and let us help you get back on track.