Maximum Physical Potential Is My Passion

Amy Farthing PT, DPT

Helping my patients achieve their maximum physical potential is my passion. It is important for all of us to maintain a healthy lifestyle to help reduce the risk of injury, especially as we age. As a physical therapist, I work with many different types of people with varied goals and backgrounds. There is no “cookie cutter” individual; therefore your goals are my goals. Whether it is recovering from surgery, a sports-related injury or whatever the case may be, we will work together to get you back to your life.

Tips for Preventing Injury

  1. Choose a realistic workout for you. Be sure to ease into anything new, especially anything high impact.
  2. Proper technique is key. Poor form can lead to injuries.
  3. Warm up properly. 5-10 minutes of cardio or dynamic stretching can help start your workout right to avoid injuries.
  4. Listen to your body. No pain/no gain is not the way to work out. You have a greater risk of injury if you are pushing through the pain.
  5. Vary your workouts. This will help avoid overuse injuries, provide good muscle balance and prevent boredom.
  6. Proper nutrition and hydration is a must. Prevent dehydration, fatigue and injury by drinking plenty of water and eating healthy, well-balanced meals.
  7. Cool down and stretch after working out. This is the time for those long-duration stretches to help the muscles and you cool down and relax after a good workout.

OrthoSport at WellStar Vinings Health Park, 4441 Atlanta Road SE, Smyrna, GA 30080. 470.956.0415 or WellStar.org