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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Bragg, PT, DPT

Make physical therapy a part of your routine


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Happy April readers! This month we will discuss the importance of making physical therapy a part of your wellness routine. Physical health doesn’t just include going to the gym or on a five-mile-long run. It’s about the evaluation and preventative measures used to ensure properly functioning body movements and how we take care of injuries and other issues.

Physical therapy has a lot of benefits and here are just a few:


1. Increased strength, flexibility, mobility and balance: If you can’t bend down and touch your toes like you used to, or notice that your back hurts when you get out of bed, it could be early signs of aging muscles or not having those muscle areas stretched in a while.


2. Reduced pain from injury: Whether it’s an old sports injury or work-related injury, ignoring a previous injury can lead to chronic, long-lasting pain. Physical therapy can help decrease that pain and get you back on the field or in the office.


3. Preventative care: When you make your body’s health a priority, you are actively working to prevent future injuries. Physical therapists are movement experts and work to ensure you are in tip-top condition.


If you care about fulfilling your social needs, mental health and physical health, then making physical therapy part of your yearly screening or overall health care routine can help rid you of that neck pain or frozen shoulder that won’t heal on its own. Don’t wait until you’re forced to go to physical therapy by your doctor or a health care provider. Choose to make your body’s health a priority. The experience should be rewarding and something that you look forward to, not something that you dread.


With direct access, it is easier than ever to make physical therapy part of your yearly, preventative care routine. Request an appointment today to take an active role in your physical health.


Information Provided by NovaCare Rehabilitation in partnership with AtlantiCare. Call your local NovaCare center today or visit novacare.com for more information about how they can help. You can contact NovaCare Rehabilitation located at the Blueberry Crossing Plaza at 240 South White Horse Pike, Suite C-6 or call (609) 561-5308 or visit novacare.com.

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