Different therapies to help us move better, especially as we age.

Different therapies to help us move better, especially as we age.


At Studio U you have a number of
different therapists and practitioners. Can you talk about why you have more
than just physical therapy at Studio U. Yes, it goes back to a continue of care
of where a patient comes from, what they need to do. There are specialties in this world
that do what they do, and they are great at what they do and we all can’t do
everything. And so we need to find our niche and when we see that our
clients need something else, to get them to that person that can help them is
great. So I’ve incorporated so far at Studio U, I’m hoping to develop even of a
bigger integrative care type clinic, we have neuromuscular massage therapy, we
have personal training, we have straight Pilates without the physical therapists
piece. We also are introducing some hours with another group of traditional
based therapy insurance based for those people who really do have acute injuries
that need to be seen. It’s part of that whole continuum. I believe that
people need to have access to other places and we need to refer to other
people so that client can get everything that they need. How do athletes
benefit from physical therapy? Obviously athletes benefit from physical therapy for the injury. Athletes can utilize a physical
therapist to start to work on building performance and whatever that requires
performance. So whether it’s skill, or speed, or power or whatever that is. An
athlete could come in, we would evaluate them, figure out what are they lacking,
where is their motion. Is it a tightness? Is it a weakness? Is it a
hypermobility somewhere, flexibility issue. And we would help train them into
that and help to train them into their sport. Now that being said, we are not
technically coaches. We are not professional pros for golf. We are not
that. However we know movement and we know what movement needs to happen for
those sports. So we will help recreate that movement, help those muscles figure
out where they need to go. And then, of course, we’ll send them off to people
who really know their skills and they get to work on the skills and put all
that together. As our consumers and patients learn about physical therapy, to us it feels like there’s no substitute for it. Would you
agree with that? Is there any other specialty that really competes with
physical therapy because yoga doesn’t seem like it competes, pilates has its
own unique benefits. Would you say that physical therapy is really its own
unique therapy? I would. Once again a physical therapist looks at a body from
a certain way, how is it moving and is it moving cleanly and efficiently. We have
our chiropractors who also look at a body similarly but we end up working
differently we’re actually very, very complementary. Oftentimes I will have a
client see a chiropractor so they can get the bones moving a little bit better
and let that that movement happen and then they’re back to me so I can help
train that new movement pattern. When you move into the yoga in Pilates world
you’re absolutely training those patterns however it’s more of a
generalized training so it’s a great way, great transition in your own world to
play with it because you know money is a factor. You need ways to play in your
own place and if you love yoga and if you love Pilates,
well let’s teach you how to be safe there, and then you can go play there.
Personal training same thing. They will look at movement and all that too but
once again not as not to the same degree that a physical therapist can. So they
might say you have a weakness in your glute will see that while your hip
doesn’t move, your hip capsule is too tight, we need to stretch it and open it
and do this and that is not within their realm. So they send people on. So yes,
physical therapy does have its own niche for sure Can you explain it as a physical
therapist to our consumers out there what is the difference between good pain or
bad pain post-workout? All right good question. Pain in general
with a workout, I’m going to start with during the workout. If you feel anything
sharp and shooting or a very specific pain, that is a bad pain. That’s true
for during, after before, that’s a bad pain. You never want to have that. That’s
more of a joint type issue, a deeper issue. Now a little soreness and
tightness and muscles you’ve used, normal. That being said, if you feel completely
wasted after a workout you probably worked too hard. The muscle recovery should be
within within a couple hours you should still feel pretty darn good. If you’re
feeling a lot of pain within a couple hours, too hard of a workout. Next morning
you might feel a little sore, that’s normal. That’s delayed muscle
soreness and that’s normal, sometimes up to 48 hours is not a bad thing. Now if
you’re still feeling this a week later, once again that’s a bad pain, you
overworked. If you’re feeling muscle soreness and
pain you’re going to want to rest if you can.
You might want to take a casual walk or something like that, get some movement,
but not like a workout a hard workout. More of a let me get my blood flowing to
see if you can kind of clean out some of the junk that’s hanging out and the
muscles and get rid of that. But you don’t want to force yourself to keep
using that tired muscle even though it’s not a bad pain if you keep using you
could injure it. Can you cover some of the top reasons you that they should see a physical therapist? The top reason would be you don’t feel
good in your own body. That’s probably the main reason, whatever that
is. Whether it’s a pain, a stiffness, I don’t move very well anymore, I
don’t understand why it takes me so long to get out of a chair. I can’t go up the
stairs. I need to reach in to grab my grandchild out of out of the crib. When I’m cooking or doing dishes, I feel a lot of upper back pain. I
sit all day at work and wow I get really tight in my neck. So really anything that
just doesn’t feel normal that you’re starting to notice is catching up with
you and a lot of times some of these vague feelings we might take them into
our doc and and sometimes it gets discredited as you’re just aging. I don’t
buy that. Yes aging, aging happens. However we if we can keep
our muscles moving and limber and our joints moving where they need to do, we
can fight aging to a point and and keep you moving. We just want people to feel good in
their bodies in whatever mode that is if it’s not physical therapy that’s fine,
but whatever that is you should feel good in your body.

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