Health & Movement Screens at Synchrony PT
Your car needs regular maintenance, so you probably have a mechanic. Your teeth are important, so you visit your dentist regularly. You get an annual physical from your family physician. What about your physical therapist (PT)? Do you and your family have one? If not, you should. Your body is a lot like your car. It's got multiple systems, all of which are complex, and all of which have to be working well for it to function. Physical therapists are experts in maintaining, diagnosing, and treating the movement system. Like the braking or ignition system in a car, most people only think of the movement system when it's not working the way it should.
Don't Neglect Your Movement System
Similar to the systems in your car, problems with your movement system are much easier to deal with if they're caught and treated early. This prevents small issues from becoming larger ones. A movement screen from your physical therapist can help assess any issues with your strength, balance, or flexibility that you may not have noticed. Many of these minor issues can be fixed with a tailored home exercise program, or with just a few visits. Further, if you wish to continue seeking some "preventative maintenance" from your PT for progressions, for activity advisement, and for accountability- we are here to help you!
Many people choose PT to help them manage injuries and pain. With the help of a PT, and regular attention to your movement system, injuries may be prevented. Even chronic conditions can be managed with less medication and healthcare cost.
What to Expect
A screen of your movement system is easy and painless. Your visit may include:
● A health history, including any injury history
● Assessment of your strength, balance, flexibility, body mechanics- all individualized to your health and movement goals
● A review of your movement goals (Do you want to start training for a 10 K? Get through the workday without knee pain?)
● A review and update of your exercise program
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