Physical Therapy: A mechanism to help you lose weight and stay fit

July 9, 2014

Most people tend to think of a physical therapist as someone you go to see when you have an injury or condition that requires treatment in order to improve. Well, that is indeed our main purpose and why we see most patients, but it’s not all we can do for you.

Here at CAM Physical Therapy and Wellness Services LLC, physical therapists can also help you lose weight and stay fit.

In the past, physical therapy was only used for treating the disabled or injured, but this is no longer the case. The knowledge of physical therapists today extends much further and allows us to help you achieve long-term health and well-being.

Using our health knowledge and experience, we can examine patients of any age or ability level and design exercise programs that are safe, effective and supportive of positive life-long activity habits. In addition, one of our specialties is to identify any barriers—such as lingering pain or an old injury—that could interfere with exercise and adjust a customized program to you with these in mind. This will reduce the likelihood of reinjuring the area or experiencing any additional pain.

For patients who are overweight, your program will factor in your abilities and focus on reaching achievable goals regularly to encourage progress. On top of losing weight, the goals of a weight-loss program are to restore flexibility, increase strength and cardiovascular endurance, reduce pain, and address posture and balance issues.

For anyone with chronic health problems or severe physical injuries, keeping a handle on your weight can speed up your recovery time and get you back to good health as expeditiously as possible. Though some amount of rest is important following most injuries, there is usually a way to stay active so you don’t fall out of shape. We’re here to figure out how to best achieve this and get you moving again.

Whether you’re trying to get active again after an injury, looking to shed some pounds or just need some professional advice on how to best stay active, CAM Physical Therapy and Wellness Services LLC can help you achieve your goals. Visit us at any of our three locations in Laurel, Hyattsville or Glenn Dale/Bowie, MD, and see how we can develop a personalized exercise program that’s just right for you. We offer a monthly maintenance program at our state-of-the-art gyms, which allows you unlimited access to our equipment, use of our CAM Café and access to the knowledge of our helpful staff, while providing a calm friendly atmosphere for your workout enjoyment.

Call 301-853-0093 to schedule an appointment, or click here for more information.