Pain-Free Movement is Crucial to your Quality of Daily Life

Davonna Willis Corrective Posture Exercise, Fitness, Physical Therapy 5 Comments

Did You Know?

“Pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of daily life, your ability to earn a living, your ability to pursue your favorite leisure activities, and so much more,” states Davonna Willis of Blue Skyes Massage and Wellness Center.

Athletic Trainers all practicing under a single vision statement: transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.

Certified Athletic Trainers are highly educated, licensed health care professionals who exist to help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility – in many cases without the need for expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription drugs.

“Human health and quality of life depend on the ability to move skillfully and efficiently,” the APTA states in a document titled The Human Movement System. “As a human movement system practitioner, the has the expertise to examine and treat all elements of this system to produce a meaningful change in an individual’s movement behavior and physical function.

“The Athletic Trainer uses his or her integrative knowledge to establish a plan of care to maximize the physical performance of people of all ages, pathologies or levels of physical function.”

This, of course, includes post-injury/surgical rehabilitation, but athletic training is much more than that. In fact, athletic trainers are specially trained and certified to improve people’s lives through the treatment of a number of ailments you may not have previously suspected, such as:

Headaches: Following a thorough evaluation, a Certified Athletic Trainer can treat chronic tension-type headaches, the most common primary headache disorder, according to the World Health Organization. A athletic trainer can identify the cause of such headaches (e.g., muscle tension, joint dysfunction in the neck/jaw, poor posture or stress) and work to improve mobility, strength, posture, and daily work/office routines.

Balance, Dizziness & Vertigo: Athletic Trainers can assess a person’s balance and risk of fall, then provide treatment (e.g., strength training, flexibility or range of motion exercises, for instance) to help improve balance.

Athletic Enhancement: From weekend warriors to elite athletes, Athletic Trainers work with our most active to help them move better, train better and realize their greatest potential as competitors. Athletic Trainers can provide movement analyses, establish a better training regimen, and assist with equipment selection and adjustments (e.g., shoe orthotics, for instance.)

RESOURCES:
APTA: Physical Therapist Practice and The Human Movement
http://www.apta.org/MovementSystem/
APTA: Vision Statement for the Physical Therapy Professional & Guiding Principles to Achieve the Vision
http://www.apta.org/Vision/
APTA: Who Are Physical Therapists?
http://www.apta.org/AboutPTs/
Move Forward: Benefits of Physical Therapy
http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Benefits/Default.aspx#.VgxhehFVhBc
APTA: PT Careers Overview
http://www.apta.org/PTCareers/Overview/
Lehigh Valley Health Network: 10 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help
http://www.lvhn.org/wellness_resources/wellness_articles/healthy_living/10_ways_physical_therapy_can_help
Move Forward: Physical Therapist’s Guide to Headaches
http://www.moveforwardpt.com/symptomsconditionsdetail.aspx?cid=fd8a18c8-1893-4dd3-9f00-b6e49cad5005#.VfxCyBFVhBc
Move Forward: Benefits of Physical Therapy
http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Benefits/Default.aspx#.VgrJARFVhBc
World Health Organization: Headache disorders
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs277/en/

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