Come to Max Health Physical Therapy and We Shall help Coordinate Your Fitness Regimen
Physical therapists are not just for people that are injured or have had surgery. Physical therapists can
also help healthy people improve their fitness. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider seeing yours.
You Want a Baseline
When you see a physical therapist to improve your fitness, you’ll get an assessment of your strength,
range of motion, posture and movement patterns. This not only helps your physical therapist design a
customized program just for you, it gives them a baseline to compare things to in the future should you
start having pain or suffer an injury.
You Want Expert Guidance
Sure, other professionals could help with your fitness routine, but the fitness industry is not well
regulated. Some certifications just require an online course and paying a fee. There are no licenses or
other requirements to use many titles. Becoming a physical therapist requires at least a bachelor’s
degree and most PTs practicing today have a doctorate. Every PT has passed a national board exam and
maintains a state license. That guarantees you that every physical therapist is a verified expert in human
You Want to Prevent Injury
Physical therapists do not just work to heal injuries, they are also experts in preventing them. After a
thorough assessment, a PT can help you design a program that will not only help you reach your fitness
goals, but that can address any issues that increase your risk for injury.
You Want Unbiased Advice
Yoga instructors will want you to do yoga. Personal trainers will want you to come to their gym. Pilates
instructors will want you to do Pilates. Strength coaches will want you to strength train. A physical
therapist does not have a bias or vested interest as to what type of fitness regimen you choose. They are
only interested in helping you reach your goals.
You Have a History
If you have some kind of medical history that affects your ability to exercise, a PT is the best person to
help you design a fitness regimen. It doesn’t matter if it’s an old injury from athletics or work, back pain
that comes up from time to time, COPD, arthritis or heart disease, a PT can help you safely work around
it and meet your fitness goals.