Physiotherapy in physical fitness


Physical fitness is the ability of your body systems to work together with the least effort possible, allowing you to be healthy and perform activities of daily living. Being physically fit is one of the best things you can do for your health. After all, physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your balance and coordination, help you lose weight, and even boost your self-esteem. All of these benefits can be achieved regardless of your age, sex or physical ability.

Physiotherapists plays an important role guiding the population to use physical activity to keep active and keep healthy. Their specific knowledge of body functions, movement, specific exercise and activation with knowledge of the effect of disease and disability on function is central in prescribing exercise. Physiotherapists have a comprehensive understanding of the concept of physical activity and use physical activity in various ways.

Being active and keeping active are important, whether one is young or old, able bodied or disabled, male or female. Physical activity and exercise not only maintain fitness, they also improve mental health. Physiotherapists specialize in developing and maintaining people’s ability to move and function throughout their lifespan. Having an advanced understanding of how the body moves and what prevents it from moving well; physiotherapists promote wellness, mobility and independence. As exercise experts, especially in the treatment of long term and chronic conditions, physiotherapists provide services for a wide range of people to optimize their physical fitness level and promote well-being. They prescribe exercise as part of a structured, safe and effective programme.

Often time, pain and loss of function are the most common reasons for people to seek physiotherapy. After a detailed assessment, the Physiotherapist may find that there is a need for the person to exercise to develop the following;

2.Specific muscle strength
5.Increase cardiovascular and lung function

before it is possible to become more physically active and put into practice the recommended 30 minutes of daily activity of moderate intensity.

Physiotherapists have the relevant skills to provide individualized and group exercise programmes, which are also based on the assessment, from which the physiotherapist selects;
1.Type of activities
2.Degree of load and intensity appropriate to the individual’s needs and abilities.
3.Patients/Client age
4.Current injuries or diseases
5.Current level of fitness

Generally, the role of physiotherapy in physical fitness can not be over emphasized. The knowledge of human body movement and functions, skills of individualized and standard exercises prescription with cognizant to pee-exercise state of the client(injuries, diseases, fitness level) helps reduce or eliminate the risk of injuries while exercising.

Come in at PCA, we surely will guild you through your fitness program appropriately and adequately.

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