Exercising With Pain
Getting into a regular exercise routine can be an intimidating challenge for just about everyone. But it can be particularly difficult for people who experience some amount of pain as part of their daily lives, or who face other obstacles such as a limiting medical condition, physical disability or obesity.
People in this situation know full well how important regular exercise is to recovering and/or maintaining their health, and yet they struggle to begin exercising because their condition holds them back.
Physiotherapists Are Trained To Help
Physiotherapists can help provide proven strategies for overcoming obstacles to exercise like pain and limited mobility by constructing an approach to exercise that is right for each individual’s unique condition.
Part of devising an exercise plan is the comprehensive evaluation a physiotherapist performs to assess the patient’s total physical condition, including any issues with movement, strength, coordination, or flexibility. A physical therapy assessment provides the patient with a baseline to start from along with realistic goals.
Exercise Plans Designed To Insure Success & Safely Manage Pain
Physiotherapists are uniquely qualified to recommend a sequence of exercises that allow patients to work through their pain safely without the fear of making their condition worse.
It’s natural for us all to react to pain by stopping certain movements, and your physiotherapist can help identify when it is beneficial to work through the pain rather than avoid it.
Why Exercising With Joint Pain & Obesity Is Easier With Your Physiotherapist Away From The Local Gym
People who struggle with obesity have particular challenges when it comes to exercise. Physiotherapists are uniquely qualified to set an exercise routine that is weight-appropriate to encourage commitment and minimize risks.
Getting started and staying motivated means avoiding being overwhelmed or intimidated. It’s not easy to be overweight and working hard at exercise when there are thinner, fitter people around you in a crowded gym. For these patients (and others who are deconditioned and trying to start exercising), physiotherapists offer the crucial ingredients of expertise, safety, and encouragement.
When it comes to embracing exercise as a part of daily life, the key is learning how to cope with discouragement. Commitment and dedication are important, but even more important is avoiding discouragement that leads to giving up.
All people beginning (or returning to) exercise need goals to help support progress. A physiotherapist can help patients starting exercise to set practical goals, avoid discouragement, and suggest safe, realistic adjustments in routine that make exercise fit better and feel better as part of daily activity.
Ask for your free consultation with one of our physiotherapists today.