Cycling can play an important role in a speedy recovery from certain injuries and maintaining overall health. Whether you are exercising in your Physical Therapist’s office or at home, cycling can be a fun, safe and effective way to improve joint health, muscle tone, lung capacity and cardiovascular function.
When recovering from a lower extremity injury or surgery your doctor may suggest some low- or no-impact workouts to strengthen your muscles and the newly repaired joint. Cycling is often an easy and accessible option for most patients to include in their rehabilitation. Just because low- and no-impact exercises are gentler on your joints does not make them any less beneficial for strengthening muscles and increasing cardiovascular health. Even if you are a healthy individual looking for a way to maintain joint and muscle strength, cycling is something to consider.
If you need more reasons to cycle, consider these:
Although cycling is something that almost anyone can do, there are still certain precautions to consider before pedalling.
Cycling is a low-impact exercise that may be a great addition to your treatment and long-term plans. Please consult your Physical Therapist at Ascend Physical Therapy & Wellness to determine if cycling is the next exercise to add to your regimen.