Participating in a recreational activity or team sport does wonders for our physical and mental well-being. However, when people suffer from a sports-related injury or hereditary conditions, these activities become much harder to enjoy.
Although some people may consider medication to relieve the pain, physiotherapy is a great alternative to help people recover naturally. Whether you suffer from chronic headaches, shoulder pain, or lower back pain, there’s a strong chance that you could benefit from some from of exercise. For instance, some patients may not realize that chronic headaches may be caused by neck problems, which can be corrected through physiotherapy. In addition, physiotherapy can heal people who suffer from:
- Achilles tendonosis
- Knee injuries
- Muscle strains
- Shoulder pain
- Lower back pain
- Sports injuries
- Tennis elbow
A Three-Part Approach
The physiotherapists at Back on Track Wellness take a three-part approach to physiotherapy. First, they educate patients on the benefits of exercise. Second, they motivate them to follow through. As a result, third, patients feel healthy, energized, and confident.
Exercise to Improve Bone Health
According to a recent medical study, some of the most basic exercises such as running and jumping help to improve bone health. These types of physical activity force the bones to rebuild themselves, which leads to increased bone density. In general, dense bones are less likely to break or sprain in the event of an accident. Thankfully, walking also helps to build bone density, as long it’s at a brisk pace.
Choose High-Impact Activities
Although there has been some research that indicates that weight training improves bone density, a 2005 study disproves that theory. Overall, people who participate in high-impact sports such as soccer, volleyball, and speed skating had healthier bones than people who only did weight training. So while weight training does help people to become more physically fit, it may not be necessary for people whose only goal is to improve their bone health.
While bone health is only part of your overall health, it is an important one. People who take steps to improve their bone health are lessening their risk of injury, especially if they suffer from osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, or other ailments.
Despite these research findings, it is possible that running, jumping, and even walking can put a strain on your back. For this reason, it’s important to consult a chiropractor before starting an exercise regimen.
Get Back on Track Today
Ready to improve your overall health and wellness through physiotherapy? Call Back on Track Wellness at (905) 319-6606 to book your free consultation!