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How to prevent injury during exercise

January 5th, 2019
How to Prevent Injury During Exercise

If you exercise a lot, you may be worried about how to prevent injury during exercise. What you may not know is that physical therapy may be able to help you with this type of prevention. However, you’ll need to find a great physical therapy team to help you with this task.

Our Rehab Access physical therapy team has been helping the residents of Gretna and Belle Chasse, Louisiana with their therapy needs since 1999. This high level of experience allows us to offer you a wide variety of physical therapy services. But, there’s one thing that will stay the same no matter which of our services you use. That’s our commitment to helping you heal as much and as quickly as possible. One way that we show this commitment is with our therapy plans that help prevent injury during exercise.

One thing that may help to prevent injury during exercise

Our team knows that you may be wondering how to prevent injury during exercise with physical therapy. Our team has many tools at our disposal to help you with injury prevention, but there’s one thing in particular that we can do to help.

One thing we can do to help you with exercise injury prevention is help you find effective ways to stretch and warm up. Our team knows that stretches and warm-ups are vital in preventing injury while you’re exercising. Unfortunately, we also know that most people skip this step. For instance, you may be skipping your stretching and other warm-ups because you aren’t sure how to do them effectively. The downside to skipping this work-out step, though, is you’re asking your body to immediately handle the extreme stress of your exercise routine, and this can increase your chances of being injured.

Our team is ready to help you create a stretching and warm-up plan that’s right for you. First, we’ll sit down with you and go over your exercise routines to determine which areas of your body you’ll need to stretch and warm-up. Then, our team will create a personalized plan for you that targets the specific areas of your body you exercise. For example, you might be someone who exercises by running. In this case, our plan for you would be designed around stretches for body parts like your legs and lower back. It might also include several minutes of walking to warm up your muscles before your run.

Besides helping you figure out the best way to stretch and warm up, our Rehab Access is here to help you with other aspects of exercise, too. However, you’ll need to do one thing to get our help with preventing injury during exercise.

Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.