Many people go to their doctor once a year for a physical. However, this physical by your primary care physician is not specifically catered to your musculoskeletal system. That’s why you need an annual physical therapy check-up.
At your appointment, we’ll check your joint mobility, spine mobility, flexibility and strength, and perform an overall movement assessment. If necessary, we’ll provide a home exercise program, activity modifications, or pain management as needed. An annual PT check-up truly is preventative maintenance for your musculoskeletal system. Your check-up is completely individualized and customized to you and your daily activities.
According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) every individual should pay an annual visit to a physical therapist along with making an annual visit to a physician for a complete physical check- up.
Recent discoveries have pointed to the fact that physical therapy provides a holistic approach to overall health and wellness. The APTA recently cited an increase in physical inactivity and its consequences of developing obesity, chronic diseases and other illnesses.
The American Heart Association also recommends physical therapy for patients at risk of developing heart disease and as a preventative measure against heart disease.
The New England Journal of Medicine also released benefits physical therapy has on reversing certain common back conditions with non- surgical treatments.
Call the clinic most convenient to you for your Physical Therapy Check-up!!
Petoskey 347-9300 4048 Cedar Bluff Drive - Lower level of the Bay Street Orthopedics building
Petoskey East 348-7950 345 N Division, - Corner of Mitchell and Division
Boyne City 459-4750 210 S Lake Streeet
Harbor Springs 348-7002 8452 M-119, Harbor Plaza, by the airport
Charlevoix 547-0380 06510 M- 66 - Kmart Plaza
Indian River 238-4880 3805 South Straits Hwy
Cheboygan 627-7201 9445 North Straits Hwy