Land Therapy in Houston and The Woodlands
Are you a person who’s athletically competitive? Are sports your life? Or perhaps you’re a professional athlete? Whatever it is, you’re a person who’s always active and any downtime is unacceptable. If you’re an athlete, you know that any injury, whether it’s small or big, can be extremely detrimental to your daily routine and even the future of your career. At the first sign of injury, you should seek land therapy from Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Center.
As the name suggests, land therapy is a type of physical therapy that involves therapeutic activity on land to promote healing and athletic performance. (This is in contrast with water therapy, or “aqua therapy,” which is performed in water for less impact and resistance.)
Whether you are returning from an injury or are simply trying to increase your fitness and overall health, physical therapy is a great way to help your body work the way it’s supposed to. If you’re able to handle moderate resistance and impact, there is no better or broader therapeutic route than land therapy. Here at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Center, our physical therapy specialists proudly offer a wide range of land therapy programs specially tailored to meet the unique needs of each of our patients, including you. Using our extensive experience and state-of-the-art facilities, we help you restore your body and come back fitter than ever.
Land-Based Physical Therapy Benefits
As mentioned above, land therapy has a number of benefits in helping you increase strength, endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular performance and much more. For those who are able to handle the impact and resistance that come with most land-based physical therapy exercises and stretches, this type of therapy is more effective than its water-based cousin. Put simply, if you can handle land therapy, you should be doing it.
As a highly active person, you can get back to your normal routine quickly if you choose land-based physical therapy over water therapy. If your injuries are not extensive and you can handle our exercises, then this is the most effective way for you to get back in the gym.
Benefits of land therapy include:
- Increase and maintain muscle strength and endurance
- Restore and increase joint range of motion
- Increase coordination
- Decrease pain
- Decrease muscle spasm and spasticity
- Decrease swelling and inflammation of joints
- Promote healing of soft tissue lesions
- Prevent contracture and deformity of limbs
- Promote mobility through walking or use of wheeled-mobility
- Increase ability in daily activities such as self-care and play
- Educate patients and family
- Decrease stress
Land-based programs which we utilize include:
- Strengthening exercises
- Dynamic stabilization activities
- Balance and coordination training
- Isokinetic and closed kinetic chain exercises
- Progressive resistance activities
- Cardiovascular-aerobic conditioning training
If you want to get on the road to recovery quickly, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Center today. Our trained physical therapists have custom-tailored programs for you, so you can regain your athletic abilities and get rid of pain in no time.