Physical therapy is an incredible field. Ranking consistently as one of the top careers. However, this does not mean it does not have issues. Here are some of the biggest problems current physical therapy clinicians and students believe.
Developing Neuromuscular Activation can be extremely beneficial for almost everyone. In the rehab setting, many people have inhibited muscles, whether it be from an injury or even inhibited hip flexors from sitting all the day. Muscle activation can also be very important for people who are preparing for training or competition. Performing muscle activation exercise can help “wake up” the muscle and help improvement performance while decreasing risk of injury. The beautiful part of Neuromuscular activation exercises is we can expect to see results occur much more rapidly than strength gains. These can also be used as a precursor to strengthening exercises and act as a primer. However, we should understand the limitations. Many times, but not always, exercises aimed at neuromuscular activation are not effective at improving strength or building muscle.
Finding exercises that are low impact on your joints while also working your heart is absolutely critical for athletes returning from injury, individuals trying to lose a few pounds or someone just trying to keep their heart healthy. Here are 7 great exercises that will help you accomplish this goal!