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How can physical therapy help me live a healthier lifestyle?

April 2nd, 2019
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Most people are aware that increasing your daily activity level can help you be healthier. However, you may not know how important physical therapy can be for weight loss. Luckily, our team at Rehab Access can help you answer the question, “How can physical therapy help me lose weight?”

At Rehab Access, our team is committed to helping people build the healthiest version of themselves. Since we opened our doors in 1999, this has been one of our major goals, but we know physical therapy and weight loss work better if our goals align with yours. This is why we’ll always take the time to ask you about your goals when you come to see us. Once we know your goals, our team will help you build a therapy or weight loss plan that can help you meet them. One of the aspects of this plan will be using physical therapies that can help you lose weight.

Why you may need physical therapy to lose weight

Physical activity is one of the key components of any weight loss plan, but you may not understand how physical therapy can help you lose weight.

Increased physical activity is important to your weight loss because it helps you burn more calories. When you work out, your muscles and other tissue are damaged and then rebuilt, and this process makes your body stronger. It also makes it more efficient at burning excess body fat. However, there are some issues that can hold you back from physical activity, and physical therapy plans can be designed to help you deal with many of these issues.

One issue that may be holding back your goals to increase physical activity and lose weight is weak core muscles. Your core is the middle of your body, and it’s made up of muscles in your stomach, sides and back. The primary job of these muscles is to stabilize your body. Unfortunately, long periods of low activity may cause core muscles to become weak, and this may lead to an increased chance of injury when you start moving more.

Physical therapy from Rehab Access can help you strengthen your core, and this may help you meet your increased movement and weight loss goals. Our physical therapy plans can also be designed to help you treat other issues that may stunt your ability to move and lose weight, such as:

Want to find out more about how physical therapy can help you lose weight? Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.