There are tremendous benefits to use the assistance of a licensed physical therapy assistant when developing a workout plan. Often times exercise regimes are focused around large muscle groups, gaining strength, with a more aesthetic approach being the focus of the workout plan.
A physical therapy assistant has a strong background both in study, and in working with individuals that are in the process of recovering from injuries, or work with individuals who have severe limitations. You may think that you do not have any limitations or injuries, so why should you get assistance with your workout plan from a physical therapy assistant? Plain and simple exercise directed by a physical therapy assistant will be focusing on the weakest link in the body of an individual. They have this knowledge base passed down to them in clinical settings where they work alongside qualified physical therapists. They will be able to offer exercises that stabilize the abdominal core, help protect the back, keep the joints strong and keep you injury free.
Stabilizing the Core Muscles To Avoid Back Pain
The benefits to developing a workout plan with a physical therapy assistant can include developing a strong stable core. This is not the ripped 6 pack we are talking about here, we are focusing on the deep lying transverse abdominal muscles, obliques, and even deep muscles that attach to the diaphragm that function to stabilize the spine. Having a stable strong core will ensure that there are no unnecessary back injuries, or pain issues with the spine that can stop you from your workouts. A physical therapy assistant has a large skill set dealing with back injuries and preventing back injuries. Back injuries are so common that it is estimated that 8 in 10 Americans suffer from back pain. With a proper workout plan designed with the guidance of a physical therapy assistant, you do not have to be one of 8 out of 10.
Ensuring Proper Exercise Form
It is a simple fact in the rehabilitation world, if you do not do the exercises properly, you will not heal properly. The same can be said for your workout. If you are not paying attention the form that you use to complete the exercise, you will not be developing proper muscles that keep the body in balance. Watching people workout at your average gym is a nightmare for physical therapy professionals. You will see gym goers everywhere doing there best to push more weight and get out a few more reps, at the expense of their body, their joints, and their future health. You can be sure that with the guidance of a physical therapy assistant you will learn excellent form for all exercises in your workout plan.
If you are new to working out, or need a new workout plan then you should consider the professional assistant of a qualified physical therapy assistant to keep yourself injury free and healthy.