Beyond Group Therapy: Embracing Holistic Recovery with Physical Therapy and Fitness at Passages Malibu

Beyond Group Therapy: Embracing Holistic Recovery with Physical Therapy and Fitness at Passages Malibu

By Jennifer McDougall

In the United States, the approach to alcohol rehabilitation is often narrowly focused on group therapy, overlooking the multifaceted nature of addiction recovery. However, at Passages Malibu, we recognize that a comprehensive treatment plan must include more than traditional therapy methods. Physical therapy and fitness training play indispensable roles in the healing journey, offering numerous benefits to those recovering from prolonged alcohol abuse.

The Role of Physical Therapy in Alcohol Recovery

Physical therapy is not just a remedy for back or muscle pain; it’s a pathway to reversing the debilitating effects of alcohol abuse. Years of dependency can leave individuals with various physical ailments, and physical therapy offers a targeted approach to address these issues. By engaging in physical therapy, individuals can experience:

  • Improved muscle strength and joint functionality.
  • Reduced chronic pain and discomfort.
  • Enhanced overall physical well-being.

The Power of Exercise in Recovery

Regular exercise is a cornerstone of holistic recovery. It’s not just about building physical strength; it’s about revitalizing the entire body. Exercise:

  • Releases endorphins, boosting mood and energy levels.
  • Improves circulation, ensuring vital nutrients reach all parts of the body.
  • Promotes quality sleep, essential for healing and restoration.
  • Increases bone density, countering the effects of alcohol on bone health.

Many individuals entering rehab feel drained and weak, symptoms of long-term alcohol abuse. Incorporating exercise into their recovery program is vital to re-energize and strengthen their body.

The Immediate Benefits of Starting a Fitness Regime

While starting an exercise routine can be daunting, especially during recovery, the benefits are immediate and significant. Even simple, low-impact exercises can lead to:

  • A noticeable boost in energy and mood.
  • A gradual increase in physical strength and endurance.
  • Enhanced confidence and self-esteem.

Stretching: An Essential Aspect of Recovery

Stretching is another crucial element often overlooked in traditional rehab programs. Regular stretching routines offer myriad benefits, including:

  • Improves and maintains joint flexibility.
  • Increases blood circulation to muscles.
  • Reduces muscle tension and alleviates cramps, tightness, and pain.
  • Accelerates the recovery process, helping the body heal more efficiently.

Physical Therapy and Fitness at Passages Malibu

At Passages, we understand the importance of physical wellness in recovery. Our clients receive:

  • Regular physical therapy sessions are tailored to their specific needs.
  • Fitness sessions are conducted by professionally trained and certified instructors.
  • A balanced approach to recovery, focusing on both physical and mental health.

Recovery from alcohol addiction requires a holistic approach, one that addresses not just the mind but also the body. At Passages Malibu, we are committed to providing our clients with comprehensive treatment plans that include physical therapy and fitness training, ensuring a well-rounded path to recovery.

Contacting Passages Malibu

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, Passages Malibu is here to help. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached at our toll-free number, 888-397-0112. We look forward to supporting you on your journey to recovery.

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