There is such a wide database of knowledge available to individuals today through something we like to call the 'Internet.' We can all be experts of our own delight because of a simple tool named Google. Search for recipes, medicines, mechanical repairs, etc. and Google can make you an instant subject matter expert. For physical therapists, this can become a challenge. The internet features a wide range of content available describing exercises and techniques for treating injuries.
Unfortunately, although many of these articles will feature accurate content and how-to directions, there are two major concerns with using YouTube videos and online directions to perform your physical therapy exercises.
1. Every injury is unique: Although you may have the same exact injury as another individual, that does not mean you will be performing the same exercises. Each person has different intensity levels depending on age, gender, severity of injury, etc. and a customized treatment plan is to be executed separately for all. Unfortunately physical therapy cannot be a cookie cutter industry, where one injury means do these three exercises. A physical therapist can track your progress, develop a plan with you and work with you 1-on-1.
2. Safety: With no one watching you, physical therapy treatment can be dangerous and actually negatively impact your health. Without a trained professional training you on how to perform exercises, in addition to them watching you to make sure you continue to perform it correctly, you can be doing more harm to your body than good.
Fyzical's physical therapists offer you the ability to have a 1-on-1 designed program where you can become the subject matter expert on your injury. The therapists have advanced clinical education and training, specialty certifications and years of experience providing hands-on healing – with an emphasis on establishing whole-body wellness. In addition to exercising safely, Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers provide state-of-the-art equipment which can help you heal faster and more effectively, click here to find a location near you!