While on the playing field, most athletes live in “the here and now.” It is easy to get carried away by the heat of the moment and play through pain to achieve a short-term goal without thinking about the long-term consequences to your health.
Our bones and joints provide structure to our bodies, protection for internal organs and anchorage for our muscles when we move. Most people attain maximum bone mass around the age of 30 after which they begin to lose bone mineral density which can cause thinning and brittleness of bones.
National Physical Therapy Month is celebrated in October to spread awareness about the vital role that physical therapy plays in helping you move and feel better. Let’s look at the important benefits of physical therapy after surgery:
Falls are one of the major causes of serious injury such as hip fractures or traumatic brain injury among the elderly. According to a recent research study, fall death rates have increased by 30% in the US between the years 2007 and 2016. At this rate, there will be 7 fall deaths occurring every hour by the year 2030!