Physical therapy for return to gym in Washington D.C., District of Columbia

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Meet with the best return to gym physical therapists in Washington D.C., District of Columbia

Washington D.C., District of Columbia, Luna’s physical therapists specialize in helping post-op patients return to the gym. As experts in proper exercise form, your PT can help you get back to the activities you love, safely and without pain.

Best of all, Luna provides the simplest, most seamless recovery experience available — physical therapy on demand. It’s physical therapy, delivered to you.

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How physical therapy can help patients return to the gym

After hours spent in physical therapy recovering from a serious injury, many patients are eager to get back to their regular exercise routine. However, even when a patient isn’t experiencing day-to-day pain, it doesn’t mean that it’s a good idea to launch right back into a full-fledged weightlifting or cardio routine.

This point in the recovery process is very important, and reinjury is a serious risk. For this reason, it’s important to continue to work with a physical therapist. He or she can advise you on safe exercises and proper form, as well as on necessary stretches and steps for recovery.

Source: FAST Training

PT for a safe return to the gym?

Many patients are under the false impression that once they complete their prescribed physical therapy regimen, they’re safe to return to all of their previous activities. Unfortunately, this is far from the case. Few patients are in top form coming right off of an injury and pushing themselves in the gym could simply lead to further injury.

Another problem with this approach? All too often, the exercises that patients are so eager to return to are exactly the same exercises that caused the injury in the first place. Without a strong understanding of what they were doing wrong the first time around, patients are doomed to experience the same injury again sooner or later.

For these reasons, it’s strongly advised that patients continue to work with a physical therapist, even when their injury appears to have healed. Certain physical therapists — known as post-rehab specialists — are experts in helping patients safely ease back into their workout routines, avoiding injury in the process.

The most common reasons for seeking therapy before you return to the gym include:

  • Previous injury
  • Bad exercise form

Source: Armonk PTST

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What your return-to-gym routine will look like

A post-rehab specialist can create a gym-focused routine that aligns with the patient’s needs — including their injury, age, and lifestyle — and work alongside their healing process. Primarily, post-rehab specialists focus on increasing mobility, correcting form, and re-educating muscles.

Over time, with carefully curated strengthening exercises and close attention to form, patients should be able to return to the gym without supervision and without risk of reinjury. The ultimate goal of physical therapy for returning to the gym is to ensure the patient will never need the PT’s help again.

Source: Armonk PTST
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Frequently asked questions

Where are Luna therapists seeing patients?

Our team of therapists is ready to conduct in-home physical therapy sessions throughout the Washington D.C. area. Regardless of the neighborhood you're in, we prioritize coming to you, ensuring that your PT experience is as convenient as it can be.

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?

At Luna, our therapists are seasoned professionals—they possess a minimum of 3 years of experience, often exceeding this threshold. Every therapist undergoes a rigorous interview process and comprehensive background check. We exclusively collaborate with therapists devoted to delivering top-notch care to their patients.

We’ve got your back. Book a PT today.