October 2017 – PT Month- Promoting Wellness

October 2nd, 2017

Physical Therapists are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility. Physical Therapists teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition utilizing treatment techniques to restore function and prevent disability. Importantly, physical therapists work with individuals to prevent loss of mobility before it occurs by developing wellness-oriented programs supporting healthier and more active lives.

Common Exercises in Physical Therapy

Step-Up/Downs – functional activity good for cardiovascular healthPhysical Therapy treatment and fitness-related programming/education are critical for conservative management of pain per recent CDC guidelines. Walking, step-ups/downs, and sit-to-stand-go (Up n Go’s) are good functional activities that address strength, balance, coordination, and cardiovascular function.   Please join OTG Fit Families and join our collaborative step program! It is fun, exciting, and rewarding!

Bosu Ball – helps with balance and sensory impairmentsA balance disc/tilt board/Bosu ball can be used strategically to address balance and sensory impairments.  Many variations and uses of these tools can greatly assist restoration in function.

Theraband – strengthens weakened muscles​​Treatment and prevention of strains/sprains. Theraband will provide resistance in specified ranges of motion as prescribed by your physical therapist to strengthen weakened muscles.