Physical Therapy in Astoria, NY
Being that May is national fitness and sports month, it is important that people taking part in exercising and sports are aware of the precautions that should be made to stay safe and injury-free. Physical therapy is one effective way to stay fit through sports and exercise without damaging your body.
Physical activity is great for people of all ages and body types’ health. National fitness and sports month is the perfect opportunity to learn about the benefits of being active. Physical activity has benefits for anyone and everyone, no matter how young or old. Physical activity for children and adolescents can improve muscular fitness, bone health, and heart health. For adults, physical activity can lower the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and different types of cancer. Older adults benefit from physical activity too, staying active can lower the risk of falls and improve skills such as learning and judgement. But it is important to take the right precautions before taking part in physical activity to help prevent injury.
The current physical activity recommendations are 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity physical activity, preferably spread out over the week rather than doing it all at one time. Although physical activity is important for the body, injuries can occur. Injuries are common during organized sports, competitions, training exercises or fitness activities. The most common injuries during sports are sprains, strains, knee injuries, swollen muscles, shin splints, fractures, and dislocations.
Physical therapy helps people rebuild strength and movement in parts of their body after an injury, as well as helping to manage pain and prevent permanent damage and recurring problems. As a part of physical therapy, our therapists can teach exercises, stretches, and techniques using specialized equipment to address problems.
Physical therapists first evaluate each patient so that they are able to understand the injury and the extent of the injury before treating it. Rehabilitation of an injured athlete is the next step in the healing process. Our physical therapists will carefully evaluate the patient often to make sure that the treatment chosen is still effective and necessary for the healing process. Aquatic/pool therapy, full fitness facilities including pool, jacuzzi and child care, and pediatric assessments are just a few of the many services offered here at Advanced Physical Therapy.
“Fast, effective treatment-one patient at a time,” is Advanced Physical Therapy’s motto. Every patient is focused on individually and treated for whatever their specific injury is at all four of our locations. We hope you take advantage of this month to learn more about how staying active can benefit your body and even participate in some fitness and sports activities!