The benefits of physical therapy reach far beyond helping injuries heal.
The goal is to work with your body to meet its full potential and improve your overall wellness.
If we don’t have an active lifestyle with a healthy diet and manageable routine, our mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing suffers.
Here at Capitol Physical Therapy in Washington, we offer customized physical therapy wellness programs, designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Because after all, wellness isn’t just the absence of injury.
What Is A Physical Therapy Wellness Program?
Physical therapy wellness programs exist to enhance your recovery through a structured approach to exercise.
They can help improve your strength, flexibility, agility, blood pressure, glucose levels, blood cholesterol, and cardiovascular health.
But wellness programs aren’t just for taking your rehabilitation to the next level.
Studies show they’re effective in helping people adopt and maintain healthy behaviors.
This is why so many employers choose to include wellness programs in their company benefits.
Healthy behaviors lead to lower health risks, and lower health risks lead to less chronic disease.
With less chronic disease, employees have fewer health care costs, fewer sick days, and become more efficient workers.
What To Expect From A Physical Therapy Wellness Program
Whether you’ve suffered an injury, you’re an athlete looking for sports medicine to up your game, or a former patient wishing to continue therapy under the care of a certified healthcare provider – we’ve got you covered.
Here at Capitol Physical Therapy, our wellness programs are conducted in a safe environment under the supervision of a licensed professional.
We’ll design a specialized program that’s catered to your needs and can easily become part of your daily routine.
We’ll take it slow, listen to your body’s cues, and increase the difficulty gradually, minimizing your risk for injury.
Benefits Of Physical Therapy Wellness Programs
Habitual physical training through a wellness program will not only promote general health, but can decrease medical complications associated with disabilities, optimize independence, and increase company morale.
If you’ve already completed a physical therapy program – great!
You’re on the path to recovery.
But that doesn’t mean the exercises you learned in physical therapy should come to an end.
Why not begin a wellness program?
Physical therapy wellness programs can do wonders for your body.
Let’s explore how.
1. They Reduce Your Health Risks
Anybody can adopt healthy behaviors for a few days or weeks.
The key to reducing your health risks long term is to maintain these healthy behaviors.
Our wellness programs offer the education and knowledge you need to stay informed about topics in health care, how to stay healthy, and new ways to remain fit and active.
They have been proven to help participants make informed health and wellness choices, in addition to understanding preventive health and how to avoid unnecessary risk.
2. They Help You Maintain A Healthy Weight
Your wellness program will incorporate nutrition, exercise, and coping strategies.
Nutrition is extremely important, especially when it comes to preventing injury.
You’ll learn about maintaining a healthy diet, how to incorporate daily exercise into your busy schedule, and how to cope with daily stresses at work and home.
Studies show that companies with wellness programs have employees with healthier behaviors.
They eat healthier foods, they eat smaller portions, they exercise more often, they smoke less, they don’t drink in excess, and they’re pretty good at controlling their stress.
3. They Reduce Your Healthcare Costs
Working with one of our qualified pain experts can help alleviate strain on all aspects of the body.
Wellness programs in the workplace are proven to help curb lifestyle related diseases, the main driver of premature death, as well as health care costs in the United States.
At Capitol Physical Therapy, we create wellness programs that ease the symptoms of chronic pain and prevent complications from a range of medical conditions, meaning fewer trips to the doctor and reduced healthcare costs.
4. They Can Improve Your Overall Health
Wellness programs can help you meet your needs so you’re living your best life.
Physically, socially, and emotionally, our patients engage in healthier activities that support their overall happiness.
Employees that participate in wellness programs report feeling more confident in communicating with each other, feel valued and appreciated, and have increased productivity.
We could all benefit from prioritizing our health.
When you’re able to meet the goals you set for yourself, you’re quality of life and overall health improves.
Who Can Benefit From Our Wellness Programs?
If you suffer from one of the following conditions, you may benefit from a medically supervised physical therapy wellness program:
- Musculoskeletal disorder
- Conditions that require orthopedic health physical therapy like osteoporosis or arthritis
- Cardiovascular conditions (heart disease)
- Chronic headaches
- Multiple sclerosis
- Surgery recovery
- Fibromyalgia or other chronic pain related conditions
- Stroke, requiring stroke recovery physical therapy
- Aging – exercise is a great way to maintain seniors health
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Exercise induced asthma
- Pre and post natal care
- Muscular dystrophy
- And more
Book Your Appointment With Capitol Physical Therapy Today
Many times, patients return to us several years after their initial discharge with similar physical issues.
It’s often because they failed to maintain a regular home exercise program.
Follow the plan laid out by your physical therapist and stay active whenever possible.
We’re here to support you every step of the way.
Book your appointment with Capitol Physical Therapy today.
Chronic pain or an injury holding you back? Capitol Physical Therapy can help.
Book your free 15 minute consultation today.