Should Medical Yearly Check-Ups Include Physical Therapy?

For many, annual check-ups at the doctor and bi-annual oral cleanings at the dentist are standard preventative healthcare practices. But what about visiting your physical therapist for an annual check-up?

The impact of chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes can be significantly altered by making health and behavior modifications. These include visiting your physical therapist for annual check-ups (Bezner, 2015).

Most people do not realize that physical therapists restore functional movement and provide injury prevention and musculoskeletal degeneration detection.  Or that according to the American Physical Therapy Association, an annual visit to your physical therapist can help to determine your overall health status (2018). As musculoskeletal specialists, physical therapists are well prepared to help protect your movement system- that is, your body.

It’s time for us to stop neglecting our bodies. Our musculoskeletal system is essential for every single action and movement we perform each day. Allow us to help you protect your body, assess your functional biomechanics, and correct any underlying dysfunctions. Call us today to schedule an annual visit so that we can assist you in our favorite phrase, Problem Solved!

 

References:

Bezner, J. R. (2015). Promoting health and wellness: implications for physical therapist practice. Physical therapy, 95(10), 1433-1444.

http://www.apta.org/AnnualCheckup/

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 at 3:26 pm and is filed under Wellness Blog. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed.

Anaheim Hills Clinic

120 S. Chaparral Ct., Suite 150

Anaheim, CA 92808

Phone: 714-998-9580

Fax: 714-998-9581

Fullerton

1027 N. Harbor Blvd., Suite B

Fullerton, CA 92832

Phone: 714-870-U4PT (8478)

Fax: 714-870-8405

Orange

1026 E. Chapman Avenue, Suite C

Orange, CA 92866

Phone: 714-538-1952

Fax: 714-538-1490

Temecula

41278 Margarita Road, Suite 102

Temecula, CA 92591

Phone: 951-587-8105

Fax: 951-587-8405

5 Ways to Choose the Right Pillow or Mattress for a Healthy Spine
Proper rest is a very important part of a healthy lifestyle. We spend roughly a third of our day sleeping, so why not be as comfortable as possible while also taking care of your spine? It is so beneficial to have a mattress and set of pillows that will provide the support and alignment you […]

@2018 Core Physical Therapy – Fullerton, Orange, Anaheim Hills & Temecula, CA. All Rights Reserved.
Site by Red Mallard

ANAHEIM HILLS

FULLERTON

ORANGE

TEMECULA

FACEBOOK PAGE

@2015 Core Physical Therapy – Fullerton & Orange, CA. All Rights Reserved.
Site by Red Mallard