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What are the benefits of movement? How can physiotherapy assist you in controlling movement?

04/12/2019 by Pivotal Motion
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Bounce into the new year by incorporating physical movement into your routine! Physical movement is the easiest way to improve your mental and physical health. There is a huge range of physical activities that can be adapted to every individual’s current physique and future goals. Running, swimming, walking, weighted exercise, kayaking, yoga and cycling are just a few of the many ways to get yourself moving into future destinations. So how can physiotherapists help with controlling movement? Continue reading to learn more about physiotherapy and the benefits of movement.

Your body is a well-built engine that needs to be looked after. Despite the range of exercises available, it is important to listen to your body and be aware of the stress some forms of movement may cause. Movement is primarily controlled by muscles. Poor, imprecise and damaging muscle movement can result in dysfunction, abnormalities and pain.

A physiotherapist, such as our staff at Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy, can assist you in achieving the optimum functional movement, whilst assessing your baseline movement ability. Range of motion exercises prescribed by a physiotherapist is extremely beneficial to assist your body in achieving the movements you are aiming for. Arthritis, ligament sprains, muscle sprain, post-surgical rehabilitation and any physical concerns are benefited by seeking professional movement assistance.

Here are five of the many benefits of movement:

1. Increase the functionality of joints

Using your joints in active and quality forms of exercise allows your body to reach its full potential. If you wish to maintain joint functionality – move it or lose it! Exercising to assist joints can be done in a range of fashions. If you enjoy fast paced exercise, that is great! However, gentler exercises options such as swimming or yoga are also great for the functionality of joints.

2. Can assist in better sleep

Movement and exercise, in general, can help you gain the quality deep sleep you need to seize the day. Movement depending on the quality and intensity will expend energy, meaning your body will require a good rest to recover.

3. Resolving sources of pain

To still hit those healthy living goals whilst resolving pain, we recommend adopting a form of exercise that assists your condition whilst not further increasing it. This is an evidence-based option for improving your daily function, under the guidance of a professional.

4. Increasing independence

If you have been wanting to ditch the crutches, walker or improve your exercise tolerance, controlled movement is the treatment for you!

5. Improving your mental health

Physically, movement is amazing for your health, but is also a huge boost to your mental health and wellbeing. Controlled movement and exercise increases the release of endorphins, AKA the happy hormone. This means you can go about your day with a smile on your face.

Take advantage of the benefits of movement with Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy

Sitting around is not our style here at Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy. If you think controlled movement with the assistance of a health professional is the path for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us! The friendly physiotherapists at Pivotal Motion are here to help! Call us on (07) 3352 5116 or make an appointment online.

 

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