Physical therapists are uniquely qualified to routinely screen members of the public to promote healthy lifestyles, decrease risk of disease and disability, identify those who need to be seen for physical therapy, and triage to get our clients to appropriate health care providers for potential problems that are beyond our scope.
An Annual Wellness Exam allows physical therapists to:
- Determine and track health status
- Identify health risks of individuals in our community
- Determine fitness level
- Provide specific exercise instruction to improve cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance--these exercises can be incorporated into a client’s already existing fitness program, either independently or with their personal trainer.
- Empower our clients to move well, move often, and be well