Should You See a Physical Therapist Even If You’re Not Injured?

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There's a rumor that you only need physical therapy if you've had surgery or are suffering from painful injuries. Yes, we get great results after Joint Replacement Surgeries. Yes, physical therapy can help you get back to playing sports and return to doing the things you love to do.

BUT, physical therapy is much more than that. Across the world people use physical therapists to live a healthier and fuller life. From promoting longevity to preparing for marathons to helping factory workers do their job without re-injuring themselves.

There's no need to wait for an injury or debilitating pain before seeing your physical therapist. If you're putting up with nagging pains or limited mobility, then check in with your physical therapist to see what can be done to get you back to being yourself again.

Preventative Physical Therapy isn't just for Hollywood Celebs. It's for anyone who wants to live a life without suffering from physical limitations.

... Karen Joubert, D.P.T., a physical therapist in Beverly Hills, California, who told me that she has a lot of patients who come see her as part of their wellness regimen. “People come see us [after] surgery or sprained ankles or prehab before surgery, but the more interesting thing is that I have patients who are getting into their 30s and 40s and are realizing, ‘Wow, I want to live longer, maybe have a family. And I don’t want to have to be hunched over or have back surgery. How can I prevent that?’” Joubert says.

Joubert says that actors and models—like Jennifer Aniston and Cara Delevingne—come to her to work on their posture and overall body awareness. She also says she works with a lot of singers, helping them with diaphragmatic breathing. Non-celebs come to her for postural help too, and to learn what types of exercises they should do to keep their bodies safe during their exercise of choice.

Source: https://www.self.com/story/should-you-see-a-physical-therapist-even-if-youre-not-injured