Annual Exams

How many of us have annual exams by our physicians, ophthalmologist, dentists? Most of us are so busy that these appointments rarely top the priority list but does that mean they are not important? Absolutely not! I am embarrassed to admit that altho I work in the healthcare profession I see my dentist for a cleaning yearly (although it should be every six months), my internist every year to year and a half for a wellness exam and I can’t recall the last time I saw an ophthalmologist – but it is on the top of my list currently!!

The other person we should be seeing for regular exams is our Physical Therapist. Physical Therapists are your movement specialists. We are the experts in normal and abnormal body mechanics, re-education of normal movement and functional movement training. The Vision of our professional association states PT’s are  “Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.” http://www.apta.org/Vision/

Reasons to see a physical therapist include:

  • Injury including muscle or tendon strain, ligament sprain, fractured bones, pain, and many more.

  • Post surgery including ligament reconstruction, tendon repair, joint replacement and many more.

  • Chronic or recurring injury or disease that limits your ability to function or move the way you want.

But have you ever thought about seeing a PT for:

  • A fitness consultation

    • Improving flexibility, strength, endurance

    • Improving balance, coordination

  • Enhancing sports performance

  • Injury prevention

  • A postural consultation

“Physical therapists have the education, experience, and expertise necessary to provide a broad health screening to allow tracking the patient’s health status over time.” www.apta.org/AnnualCheckup/

 The goal of ZPT is to be your PT for life! You have a medical doctor, a dentist and an eye doctor. Why not have a doctor of physical therapy?

Click here to inquire about annual exams!

Be Well! Roxi

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