Physical and Occupational Therapy

Annual Movement Screenings- How Important Are They?

Start 2020 Right With an Annual Movement Screening From Your Local P.T.

Being a good car owner, you probably take your vehicle in regularly for an oil change. If you own your own home, you probably have someone change the air filters once in a while. You even get a physical from your doctor once a year, or so. If we neglect these regular maintenance routines, our car, home, and even bodies will eventually start to have problems. How about your physical therapist? Do you and your family have one? If the answer is no, you should! Your body is just like any of these things mentioned above. Just like your car, it has several systems, all of which are complex and require a regular check-up. Each part of the system should be working for the body as a whole to be healthy! Physical and occupational therapists are experts in diagnosing, maintaining, and treating these systems to keep you on the right track. Don’t wait until something is wrong with your body to get to a therapist. Take proactive steps to keep your body healthy. Just like your home, or car!

Neglecting Your Movement System Can Be Dangerous

Just like that fancy car in your driveway, problems with your movement system are so much easier to diagnose and treat if found early. This really stops smaller issues from developing into much larger problems down the line. If you are experiencing some weakness, and balance that’s not quite what it used to be, improving those issues early on could potentially stop a sprained ankle, or a fall that leads to broken bones. If you have an annual movement screening with your physical therapist, they can help you find these smaller issues and proactively work to prevent larger, more serious problems in the future. They may even help you find issues with your strength, balance, flexibility, and coordination that you didn’t even know you suffered from! Many minor issues can be corrected with simple exercises at home, or even with a few visits to your physical therapist.

What Can I Expect in my Annual Movement Screening?

The process is simple! Our experts at Rehab Associates will give you outstanding care, personalized just for you. We pride ourselves in the quality of service we provide. Your annual movement screening will likely consist of the following:

  1. Review of your health and injury history.
  2. An assessment of your strength, balance, flexibility, and coordination.
  3. Next, we will take a look at your goals.
  4. Finally, we will review and update your exercise program.

It’s that simple! Keep your body in excellent condition by checking in with us here at Rehab Associates. Give us a call at (740) 345-2837 to schedule your appointment, and let’s have a happy, healthy 2020!

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