I can still workout, can physical therapy still help me?

“If you listen to your body when it whispers, you won’t have to hear it scream.”

Physical therapy is typically thought of as an after the fact treatment that reduces pain levels. While this is true, that is a very small portion of what optimal physical therapy actually is. Here at Mission physical therapy, we focus on multiple aspects of performance in order to decrease pain, but also improve mechanics and movement patterns so that these issues don’t continue to pop up in the future. If you just focus on the symptoms, then you can’t address the real problem.

Oftentimes, people wait until the problem has progressed, and they are no longer able to do the activities they love before seeking help. They compensate and change their movement patterns in order to continue an exercise/activity. Our bodies are incredible and will adapt as long as they can. But we all know what that leads to, and the painful circumstances that often follow. What we promote is listening to the warning signs that your body gives you, similar to a check engine light. Our bodies are amazing things, and if we just listen, we can prevent larger breakdowns. If we ignore the check engine light, we will most likely break down. That leads me to one of my favorite quotes “If you listen to your body when it whispers, you won’t have to hear it scream.”

So how do you know what the real problem is? And how do we catch it before a breakdown happens? We suggest a free screening where we look at these asymmetries and imbalances, and provide a plan of how to improve them before they progress to something worse.

Come see Dr. Wilson and prevent major issues down the road.

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