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Personal Training: Bridging Clients Between Physical Therapy and Wellness

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There are a number of reasons you may require physical and rehabilitation therapy. Perhaps you suffered a work injury, or maybe you have chronic back pain. While there are tremendous benefits to visiting a physical therapist, there are also limitations, for example, insurance issues. Many physical therapists have limited time and resources to provide services to patients, simply because of restrictions placed on them by insurance companies. More and more physical therapists and medical professionals are referring people either to begin personal training after undergoing physical rehabilitation, or in some cases, even in place of, or while visiting a physical therapist. A Holistic Approach What’s perhaps most important to note about the differences between a personal trainer and a physical therapist is the personal trainer’s ability to approach your wellness from a holistic standpoint. Often a physical therapist will only work on the injured or affected part of your body in able to restore the baseline functionality you experienced prior to your accident or affliction with chronic pain. This may be beneficial in terms of getting you back to work or to daily activities, but it doesn’t improve your overall health, fitness and feeling of well-being. Along with the creation of goals, a personal trainer can work with an individual to improve strength, overall mobility and help guide them through corrective exercises that specifically address their injury or problem area. Safety At the forefront of concern for any personal trainer, specifically when dealing with an injury, is safety. A personal trainer is able to work with your doctor or physical therapist, or simply assess the extent of your pain and injury, and then modify exercises, or develop new exercises with safety in mind. Through this personalized work, you can learn better techniques for performing exercise and physical activity, which will…

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