Most people are aware of how physiotherapy can heal and rehabilitate, but few realize that physiotherapy practices provide an excellent resource for those who want to stay fit, healthy and improve their athletic performance. Many individuals rush to resume their favorite summer endeavors after a long winter of little activity and find their entire season derailed due to an injury.
Physiotherapists are highly trained professionals that have in-depth knowledge of body systems and how they work, allowing them to develop a personal training program that factors in current and past injuries for optimal performance. Physical therapy services offer a safe and effective way to stay fit and healthy, lose weight, and train for sports and competitions, with benefits not available at spa and fitness centers.
Individualized programs factor in any current or past injuries, the fitness level of the client, and the activities in which they’ll participate. The therapeutic services help reduce the risk of injury, improve performance and maximize the client’s innate abilities. Gait assessments identify inefficient movement and bad habits, while manual manipulation is effective in improving posture and retraining the body in the correct and most efficient ways of moving.
Therapeutic massage loosens muscles and aids in reducing the risk of injury. It has a variety of complementary benefits that include stress relief, lower blood pressure, increased circulation and easier breathing when the body exerts itself. Massage therapy stimulates the immune system and elevates mood.
A physiotherapy practice is the best resource for clinical Pilates, an exercise program that builds core and pelvic strength, balance, agility and endurance. It’s a full-body program that can be performed on a mat or with specialized equipment. Clinical Pilates is easily adapted to the abilities of the individual and modified as clients reach each goal.
Water is a well-known training method utilized by world-class athletes as part of resistance training and hydrotherapy at a physiotherapy practice is effective for developing balance, endurance and strength. It’s particularly beneficial for the elderly who want to remain active. Water reduces the body’s weight by 10 percent for improved flexibility and greater range of motion.
Fairfield Physiotherapy has multiple therapies that are beneficial for toning, weight loss and building strength and endurance that keeps clients in good physical condition and prepares them for their favorite sports and athletic activities. Therapies helps correct movement problems that interfere with efficiency of movement and reduce the potential for overuse and major injuries.
For more information, call (03) 9489 7744 or visit Fairfield Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Centre online.