Do you live in Huntington Beach, CA? Have you been thinking about starting physical therapy for that shoulder, knee or back pain? Maybe a foot, elbow or neck issue? Are you not yet convinced to start physical therapy? Of course, there are all the scientific and logical reasons to start physical therapy, blah, blah blah. But, do you need an extra nudge to get you going? Well, fear not, because I’m here to share with you the five hilarious benefits of physical therapy!
1. You’ll finally have an excuse to wear sweatpants all day!
Who wants to wear jeans or fancy clothes anyway? With physical therapy, you’ll be encouraged to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows for easy movement. So, say goodbye to those skinny jeans and hello to your favorite pair of sweatpants!
2. You’ll have a legitimate reason to skip the gym
Let’s face it, sometimes going to the gym is just plain boring. With physical therapy, you’ll get to do all sorts of exercises that you may have never even heard of before! Plus, your therapist will be there to guide you every step of the way, so you won’t have to worry about lifting weights incorrectly and embarrassing yourself.
3. You’ll get to use weird equipment
Who needs a regular treadmill when you can use an underwater treadmill at Change Sports Physical Therapy? What about a BOSU, some resistance bands, or the crowd favorite foam roller? Physical therapy is like a playground for adults, with all sorts of fun equipment to play with. Plus, you’ll get to impress your friends with your newfound skills, like balancing on one leg while juggling three tennis balls.
4. You’ll have a built-in excuse for being late
Running a few minutes late after your physical therapy appointment? No problem! Just tell your friends you were doing your exercises and lost track of time. They’ll be so impressed with your dedication to your health that they’ll forget all about being annoyed with you.
5. You’ll find out why laughter is the best medicine
Did you know there is actual science behind this? A journal publication from 2016 explains how laughter is actually good for your health. You might be surprised to find out that a lot of laughing happens in physical therapy. I mean, what is not to laugh at when we get in a room with a bunch of injured people and get them to do funny exercises? Top that off with some great staff members to chat with and we’ve got a pretty great environment for healing!
In all seriousness, physical therapy can be a great way to improve your overall health and well-being. If you’re experiencing pain, mobility issues, or just want to improve your fitness level, consider giving it a try. And who knows, maybe you’ll even have a little fun along the way!
Start the conversation to get your set up for physical therapy. You can simply text us at (714)902-9349 and we will get the process started.