It’s Obvious These Four Celebrities Love Physical Therapy

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Dr. Grace Walker, physical and occupational therapist and nutritionist at Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center is pleased to share this article recently published InStyle magazine.

From infrared saunas to freezing in the sub-zero temperatures of a cryotherapy machine, celebs and the fitness-obsessed will try just about anything to maintain their inner glow. And often times it’s Hollywood that introduces the rest of us to the hottest wellness trends that are about to make it mainstream. Case in point: physical therapy. This once daunting pain management therapy reserved for this recovering from surgery or injury has shifted its place in the wellness space, becoming a hot new addition to celebrities’ workout routines, whether they are injured or not.

The physical therapy guru behind Jennifer Aniston’s fit frame and P. Diddy’s healthy lifestyle is Dr. Karen Joubert. We asked Joubert why her clients are turning to physical therapy as a compliment to their workout routines, and how it’s changing their bodies.

“The clientele I work with are under an enormous amount of pressure and in many cases, this will manifest itself physically,” she says. “Artists can perform 4-7 shows a week along with traveling and trying to maintain a healthy diet, it’s a lot for anyone to handle. Physical therapy teaches them proper mechanics whether its basic posture on the screen and or extreme dance moves on stage. Education and maintenance provide them with longevity and prevention of injuries. In the long run, it’s a win-win for everyone.”

But why the sudden shift in how people are viewing the benefits of physical therapy, as opposed to just having to go to a session to heal an injury? “The desire for wellness and longevity has really helped to bring physical therapy to the forefront,” she says. “Recently, there has been a huge push in the longevity and prevention aspect of medicine. The public is turning more and more to physical therapy to help them understand and manage their pain. Who doesn’t want to feel better and do it with the guidance of a good physical therapist instead of popping addictive medications? Becoming in touch with the body can be a game changer in every aspect of one’s life.”

As for her favorite clients who dedicate themselves to regular sessions, she has a few in mind. “My favorites, include Puffy, Jennifer Aniston, Cher, and Serena Williams,” she says. “I challenge anyone to follow their daily raegimen. I can’t even keep up! They are so disciplined in all aspects of their lives, no wonder they are all successful! And YES, they all do physical therapy 3-5 times a week!

If you are interested in managing or preventing pain with the help of physical therapy, call Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center at (714) 997-5518 to have an evaluation with one of our expert physical therapists!

 

Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center

1111 W. Town and Country Rd., Ste. 1

Orange, CA 92868

(714) 997-5518

www.walkerpt.com

 

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Physical therapy can help you stay active and fit

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Grace Walker, Physical & Occupational Therapist and Nutritionist, endorses physical therapy for those who want to stay healthy, lose weight and stay in shape.

With the dawn of the New Year and the countless New Years’ resolutions to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle, Physical Therapy seems to be an emerging new trend amongst senior citizens who are serious about staying healthy in 2016.

El Paso Plus news released an article titled, “It’s time to get physical!” featuring a senior El Paso couple, Curtis and Jacquelyn Spier, who regularly attend their physical therapy sessions with a lifestyle approach to stay active and fit.

… nine or so years into retirement, he found he had 219 pounds arranged on his 6-foot-4 frame. He got out of breath just bending over to tie his shoelaces.

So last spring he went on a diet that in two months helped the pounds drop. Luckily, he could eat the same foods, just in smaller amounts.

Curtis also started exercising and became a convert to the benefits of exercise combined with weight loss. Late last fall, he was down to about 190 pounds.

He’d had physical problems – knee surgery, shoulder-joint injuries, arthritis. Some of that was just a normal part of aging.

Initially, he had limited motion in his joints, but physical therapy has helped keep those joints, particularly his shoulders, loose and happy. Spier’s physical therapy routine is aimed at maintaining flexibility in his joints, the upper extremities in particular. While he does bending-over-to-pick-up-weights therapy, modified sit-ups, and hip exercises that involve Thera-Band stretches, his regimen also includes exercises with medicine balls and the Swiss ball.

Weight training? He does a light weights/more reps program to tone up and maintain muscles, not build size and bulk. This program tags his shoulders, lower back, triceps and biceps, among other muscle groups.

(Rick Hassler El Paso Plus, 2016)

There are no limits to what you can do to stay healthy and fit. Schedule an appointment at Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center with an expert physical therapist today!

714-997-5518

1111 W. Town & Country Rd. Ste. 1

Orange, Ca 92868

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