According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, second edition of Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, more than 80% of adults and adolescents do not get enough physical activity.
Physical Therapy is a specialized medical profession that assesses, evaluates and treats the whole Musculoskeletal system. It is a system that helps you throughout your whole life to walk, run, dress, dance, hike, bike, take care of your body like washing your hair/feet, bending down to pick up things from the floor, walk in the garden, put your dishes away in a higher cabinet, put suitcases above your head in an airplane and more.
All of those and many other activities are supposed to be done with ease, pain free and performed at any stage of your life. In order to do that, your system has to be properly balanced from a flexibility, mobility, strength, coordination and functional point of view. When that is not happening, because the body went through injury, surgery, falls, trauma, or lack of proper activities, the compensation process starts and many times it is associated with pain, dysfunction and restrictions of motion.
Most of the time when I see people initially in my office, it is because of some sort of pain that occurred in their locomotion or musculoskeletal system, or pain associated with their decreased ability to perform certain tasks.
Sadly, pain is already an alarming wake-up call that your body is sending to inform you that something is not working well. But it would be like going to the dentist ONLY when you already have a lot of tooth pain. It is common knowledge now that prevention and care of teeth creates the best long-term results for our dental health. We go to the dental office preferably twice a year for cleaning and checkup so we can feel good about our teeth.
Wouldn’t we want to think the same way about our body that can do so much for us?
For many decades the only access to Physical Therapy we had, was when we went to the doctor and were referred to PT. Gladly since 2016 in Illinois, we have direct
access to Physical Therapy and can truly enjoy all the benefits that it can offer us, teach us how our body really works and most importantly what we can do so the body serves us for a long time in a pain-free and enjoyable way.
My passion and joy is to teach you and help you understand how to make your body work and perform better.
So, I came up with a list of things, activities that if you (or anyone you care about), have difficulty performing with ease and pain free, you may benefit from Physical Therapy Services:
- Difficulty or pain with general mobility like getting up from a chair, rolling over in bed, moving or performing activities around the house
- Pain or difficulty enjoying any recreational activities like playing with grandchildren, going for hikes, playing golf or pickleball
- Having pain or difficulty sleeping
- Pain with work activities in back, neck or shoulder area
- Pain with feet, knees and hips during standing or walking
- Having dizziness or vertigo when changing positions or while turning your head from side to side
- Post-surgical pain. Yes, even when the surgery was necessary and successful, the body may still need proper alignment to fully heal and recuperate
If you are already functioning on a higher level…. don’t you want to:
- Experience more and see what your body can do for you?
- Do you feel like your body is overly tense and you have difficulty relaxing both physically and emotionally?
- Are you interested in learning how you can prevent injuries and optimize your work out and recreational activities?
- Do you want to learn how to connect your body and mind better to optimize your overall life experience?
- Do you want to understand how your breath, body and brain are connected and how to train your whole self: body-mind-brain to work as a harmonious unit to create more ease and relaxation in your body and your everyday life?
- Do you still dream about enjoying certain activities in your life, but you or someone else told you that you are too old now and need to accept it?
At Wholistic Therapeutics we specialize in Physical Therapy and Myofascial Release (See Treatment Approach) and our passion is to help you and teach you how to enhance your life with a body that is not only functioning well, but makes you feel good inside your own body.
After all, Life is an amazing Gift…let’s explore it to its fullest!