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Speak to a physical therapist when you have a problem

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning' started by bdcochran, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. bdcochran

    bdcochran

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    I have been going into the gym and weightlifting and doing specific stretching exercises daily for 4 years except when out of town or sick. Still, I had trouble walking.

    I went to a physical therapist who happened to have a phd and was also a Pilates instructor. She tested all of my movements.

    It turned out that I have lost elasticity (over 65 years old). She gave me three exercises to do three times a day plus riding an exercycle. Have followed the instructions for the last month and added additional reps. What a difference!

    Don't hesitate to seek professional advice.
     
  2. GlockJohn

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    amazing what happens when you strengthen the specific muscles that are the problem. Truth be told and generally speaking-most gym workouts actually weaken the muscles you really need to maintain gait-because they don't get worked by doing traditional exercises. Good call on the PT-give you one guess what I do for a living?
     


  3. ca survivor

    ca survivor

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    yes, physical therapist are great
     
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2012