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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should See Your Physical Therapist on an Annual Basis

Dr. Amanda Hoffman, PT, DPT

Posted 10.10.2023

Seeing a physical therapist on a yearly basis can help you proactively address musculoskeletal issues, prevent injuries, maintain mobility and function, manage chronic conditions, and optimize your physical performance. It's an investment in your long-term physical health and can lead to a more active and pain-free lifestyle.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should See Your Physical Therapist on an Annual Basis

  • Preventative Care: Just like you visit your dentist for regular dental check-ups to prevent tooth and gum issues, an annual visit to a physical therapist can help identify and address minor musculoskeletal issues before they become major problems. Physical therapists can assess your posture, movement patterns, and joint mobility to spot potential issues early on.
  • Injury Prevention: If you're an athlete or engage in regular physical activities, seeing a physical therapist annually can help you identify areas of weakness, imbalance, or overuse that may increase your risk of injury. They can design a personalized exercise program to address these vulnerabilities and reduce the risk of future injuries.
  • Maintain Mobility & Function: As you age, maintaining mobility and function becomes increasingly important. Annual physical therapy check-ups can help you preserve your range of motion, flexibility, and strength. Physical therapists can provide guidance and exercises to keep you moving well and independently.
  • Management of Chronic Conditions: If you have a chronic musculoskeletal condition like arthritis or back pain, seeing a physical therapist regularly can help manage your symptoms. They can adjust your treatment plan as needed, provide pain relief strategies, and teach you exercises to maintain function and reduce the impact of your condition on your daily life.
  • Optimize Performance: For athletes and active individuals, physical therapy check-ups can be instrumental in optimizing performance. Physical therapists can assess your movement patterns, identify inefficiencies, and provide guidance on improving technique. This can lead to better athletic performance and reduced risk of sports-related injuries.

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Meet the Author

Dr. Amanda Hoffman, PT, DPT is dedicated to the wellness of each and every person who walks through the door. With her knowledge, she helps health conscious individuals live their most active and fit life without the need for pills, injections or surgery. When Dr. Hoffman isn't using her magic touch to keep people as active and healthy as they can, she's attending classes and conferences to implement the most innovative practices and technologies to address her patients' needs.

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