Taking charge of your overall health and wellness means making the right lifestyle choices to maximize the quality of life. Optimal health and wellness includes physical, emotional, and environmental well-being . Physical therapy helps promote overall health and wellness through prevention or treatment of a condition or injury.
Physical Therapy and Health and Wellness
Physical therapy emphasizes the wellness and prevention aspect of patient care while also educates and encourages active lifestyles to enhance the quality of life. Here’s how physical therapy can help with your patient’s overall health and wellness. Physical therapy can help to:
- Improve ability to perform daily tasks and activities
- Strengthen muscles and bones
- Control weight
- Reduce risk of cardiovascular disease
- Reduce risk of some cancers
- Reduce risk for type 2 diabetes
- Improve mental health and mood
Lifestyle Choices for Health and Wellness
A physical therapist can help patients make lifestyle choices that may minimize the risks for chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart diseases. Making lifestyle choices can add years to our lives and increase the quality of living at the same time.
Nutrition Choices for Health and Wellness
Proper nutrition is one of the keys to overall health and wellness. To ensure maximum health, you need to select foods wisely. A physical therapist can work with patients to develop a unique nutrition plan to support maximum fitness and to protect against lifestyle diseases.
Exercise Choices for Health and Wellness
One of the most significant ways you can increase your longevity, improve your health and decrease any pain is through proper exercise. Physical therapists will create an exercise plan specifically for patient’s overall health and wellness needs and goals.
To ensure patients achieve overall health and wellness success, we go above and beyond (pun intended) the normal physical therapy sessions by developing a personalized health and wellness plan specific to our patients’ needs.