With the winter season comes cold temperatures, snow and ice. For some people, this is the perfect excuse to stay inside and read a book by the fire. But for many others, winter is just as good a time as any to get outside and stay active. Whether it’s participating in winter sports or going on long walks through the snow-covered park, physical activity is important for staying healthy.
However, the winter season brings many people aches and pains that may deter them from seeking out the physical activity that they need. Drops in barometric pressure and chilly, humid conditions can cause the joints in our body to become stiff, causing discomfort and a lack of flexibility. People who suffer from arthritis are especially susceptible to the effects of winter weather.
Can physical therapy help with winter aches and pains?
Keeping your joints moving is the best way to keep winter aches and pains at bay. Virtual physical therapy is a great way to safely strengthen your body and prevent injury. Here are three reasons to schedule a virtual PT appointment this winter:
- Keeping your joints mobile — Virtual physical therapists can show you joint-mobilizing exercises intended to improve your range of motion and decrease the pain in your joints.
- Strengthening your muscles — Therapeutic exercises and stretches can strengthen the muscles surrounding your joints. This makes them more flexible and less prone to injury. Virtual PT experts can build you a personalized therapeutic exercise plan that’s based on your needs.
- Relief from aches and pains — Virtual physical therapy can help you reduce the pain from aching muscles and joints. In fact, it can help you whether your aches and pain are caused by anything from arthritis to an injury.
Why should I schedule a virtual physical therapy appointment?
While in-person physical therapy might be the right choice for some, many people find it more difficult to access. Virtual physical therapy can give patients access to the quality of care that they deserve through innovations in technology and health care.
Make an appointment for virtual physical therapy today, and one of Agile Virtual Physical Therapy’s licensed and educated specialists will help to tailor a program to suit your needs. And we have plenty of specialists who can help you. After all, we employ over 400 licensed clinicians, and serve 45 U.S. states.
Contact our team today for more information about our virtual PT services or to schedule your initial virtual PT appointment.