The weekend is a time for many people to relax, and for many, relaxation is synonymous with getting in some exercise.
Can you actually get the health benefits you want by exercising only on the weekend? Experts say that the answer is yes. It’s recommended that the average person get in 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week. This amount of exercise can easily be split over your Saturdays and Sundays. However, you might not have considered how virtual physical therapy can help your weekend workouts.
How can virtual physical therapy help your weekend workouts?
If weekends are the only time you’re exercising, you’ll likely want to avoid obstacles to these sessions. For instance, an injury or painful medical issue can make working out tougher. Working out improperly or without a warmup and cool-down can also increase your risk of a workout injury.
Fortunately, virtual physical therapy can help you address weekend workout issues like these. This service can help you:
- Learn exercises to avoid — People who have an injury or medical issues will want to avoid exercises that can make their symptoms worse, but you might not know which exercises you should avoid. A virtual physical therapist can help you learn which exercises could trigger your symptoms. In addition, they can show you alternative exercises to help you meet your fitness goals.
- Reduce pain — Suffering from pain isn’t something you want to deal with while working out. In fact, it’s likely to reduce workout effectiveness significantly. Virtual physical therapists can help you find ways to reduce your pain so it doesn’t affect your workouts. For instance, they can demonstrate how to engage other muscles to help support the area and reduce pain while performing the exercise.
- Prevent workout injuries — Workouts involve placing the structures of your body under increased stress. The goal is to build strength and fitness, but the increased stress can also lead to injuries. Working with a virtual PT specialist can help you prevent many workout-related injuries.
Your physical therapist can help you develop an effective warmup and cool-down plan for your workout sessions. They can also demonstrate specific dynamic movements and stretches that can help prepare you for specific types of exercise.
Get the most out of your weekend workout with help from Agile Virtual PT
Want to use virtual physical therapy to get the most out of your weekend workouts? Our team at Agile Virtual PT can help you find the therapeutic care you’re looking for. Our team includes more than 400 clinicians, and each of them is fully licensed and highly experienced. Additionally, our team offers services during times when in-person clinics might not, such as over the weekend. This means we can help you address issues that come up during your workout right away.
Contact our team today for more information about the therapy services we offer or to schedule an initial appointment.