Physical therapy for core strengthening in Long Beach, California

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Meet with the best core strengthening physical therapists in Long Beach, California

Long Beach, California, Luna’s physical therapists specialize in helping patients strengthen the core in order to improve posture and movement while preventing injury. As experts in proper exercise form, your PT can help you create healthy habits to keep your core strong.

Best of all, with Luna, patients can receive physical therapy for core strengthening in the comfort of their homes. Our physical therapists come to you — it’s physical therapy, delivered.

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What is core strengthening?

Though many people exercise their core for aesthetic reasons, striving toward an enviable six-pack, the benefits of a strong core are more than skin deep. A strong, healthy core forms the base of many of our movements and even helps us maintain better posture when sitting or standing still.

Many injuries to the neck, spine, back, or even the limbs can only be fully addressed and healed with core strengthening; without a solid core, patients are at increased risk of re-injury and the healing process can’t truly begin.

Source: Kaiser Permanente

Why do people need core strengthening?

The core forms the foundation of proper posture and healthy motion. Strengthening the core muscles isn’t just about developing stronger abs — it’s about developing safe, effective, and efficient movement patterns to prevent injury and make everyday life more comfortable.

Consequently, many injuries and conditions that require physical therapy also require core strengthening. Whether you have scoliosis, a back injury, or simply poor posture, your physical therapist will almost certainly include some core strengthening exercises in your therapy regimen, as a stronger core helps support the entire body.

The most common reasons for core strengthening therapy include:

  • Neck, back, or spine injury
  • Poor posture
  • Spine condition
  • Weak core

Source: Body Pro Physical Therapy

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Physical therapy for core strengthening in Long Beach, California

If your physical therapy regimen includes core strengthening exercises, you may find that they are familiar. That’s because they are frequently similar to the abdominal and back strengthening exercises commonly performed as part of a regular workout routine. Planks and “supermans,” for example, are common core strengthening exercises.

However, if you’re trying to strengthen your core in order to recover from an injury or counteract pain, it’s wise to work with a professional — you may find that one or more common core strengthening exercises can actually exacerbate your condition. A licensed physical therapist can help you develop a core strengthening plan that’s tailored to your condition and needs while ensuring that you maintain proper form and don’t further injure yourself.

Source: AlterG
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Frequently asked questions

Where are Luna therapists seeing patients?

For physical therapy sessions in the Long Beach area, our therapists are available to come to your home. We extend our services to all neighborhoods, making it a priority to bring physical therapy to you and enhance the overall convenience of your PT journey.

Is physical therapy covered by insurance?

Luna collaborates with a multitude of insurance plans, streamlining the benefits verification process for your convenience. Opting for Luna ensures your co-pay will always match the exact amount specified in your insurance plan for a PT clinic visit. We accept all major insurances and Medicare.

Is there a waiting list for new patients?

Absolutely not—we're committed to simplifying the process for patients to start their physical therapy. New patients are always welcome, and in most cases, the initial at-home physical therapy session can be scheduled within just 48 hours of signing up. Our therapists are available from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, seven days a week, ensuring convenience for our patients. Check Availability.

Who are Luna’s physical therapists?

The therapists affiliated with Luna are highly experienced professionals, with a minimum of 3 years of practice, often with considerably more experience. Every therapist undergoes a rigorous interview and thorough background check. Our collaboration is exclusively with therapists who are dedicated to providing exceptional care to their patients.

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