Have you ever been to a professional sporting event? Do you recall watching the athletes prior to the start of their event? What were they doing?
In every sport, the professional or amateur athlete has a warm up routine. These activities are designed to prepare the participant for their specific role or job on the team. It also helps prevent injury. So why should the average worker be any different? Most jobs or careers require some degree of physical or repetitious activity. In many cases, performing strategic exercises prior to or after work can help the average worker perform more efficiently and prevent injury.
So where do you start? What exercises should you perform?
These are great questions for a physical therapist. At Prairie Spine and Pain Institute, our Physical Therapist (PT) is a trained professional who can perform a thorough biomechanical evaluation and prescribe exercise routines designed to meet the individual’s needs. By talking to a PT, you can work together to discuss what your job requires physically and what exercises can help prepare you for that task. If you are already dealing with a nagging injury, it might be in your best interest to see a physician first. Contact us at Prairie Spine and Pain Institute and we can help you decide whether your condition will benefit from PT.
About The Author: Jeremy W. Przybylo, PT, DPT, DMT is the Prairie Spine and Pain Institute’s lead physical therapist. He is a key component of our integrated care program. Jeremy works one-on-one with patients to perform an initial evaluation that allows him to design a comprehensive treatment program tailored to each individual. He typically works with patients weekly, utilizing a combination of hands on manual therapeutic techniques and a scientific approach to rehabilitative exercise.