What a PT appreciates about Alkalign, by Tricia Clark, PT, DPT.
I am a physical therapist at Westcott Physical Therapy nearby the Los Altos Alkalign location. It’s my privilege to be able to share with you all a bit of why I not only appreciate but also attend classes at Alkalign. My Alkalign journey started as a personal fitness focus but has become so much more. My story is not unique. I had injuries and pain which affected my body and needed to be addressed. That should sound familiar as we all have had those times. This is when you see a physician and a PT (like me and my colleagues at Westcott) to help restore injuries, recover from surgeries, or just simply get out of pain. After those challenges were addressed, I made personal changes and gained knowledge by committing to a fantastic fitness routine. Sound familiar again? Here is where one needs to focus on fitness and I have really come to appreciate Alkalign in this commitment.
Despite growing up in Los Altos, I had limited knowledge of the fitness class resources available downtown. It had been almost ten years that I was out of the area pursuing a higher education. When I took the job at Westcott I noticed the options of fitness facilities now present. However, I continued to do my own mundane workouts and tried many different fitness classes. Unfortunately, most of the classes were not aligned with my personal and professional beliefs about movement. Recently, a few friends encouraged me to try Alkalign and I took advantage of the New Client Special to get in shape for summer. Thanks to those friends, I discovered a convenient location, beautiful atmosphere, and supportive community of fitness enthusiasts that fit my beliefs!
As a physical therapist, I strongly believe that once someone is well, it is imperative that they continue to move their body in a safe and thoughtful way. Alkalign’s low-impact approach focusing on core strength, posture, and flexibility is a great combination. Over the course of attendance I have found that each class focuses on the overall body and is diverse in the choice of movement, which is important to help balance and challenge muscles for better fitness. I appreciate their commitment to delivering safe, challenging, and fun classes to the community which is also key to preventing injury and pain and thus gaining sustainable long-term health. I would recommend Alkalign for not only my patients but other members of the community.
Health and fitness go hand in hand as a lifestyle choice and this is what I see Alkalign striving to achieve. I find that even when one has the knowledge of what to do, it is always easier and more enjoyable to accomplish it with others. They are using the knowledge of the community and I am glad to be part of it! Continue to stay fit and safe with Alkalign! I look forward to being in class as well as on the blog again to share more soon.
Tricia Clark completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and has a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and works as a physical therapist at Westcott Physical Therapy in Los Altos. She grew up as a competitive athlete and has a specialty in athletics and orthopedics. Her background helped to develop her passion for mentoring athletes of all ages in both rehabilitation following an injury and in injury prevention. She is thankful to have found Alkalign and hopes her professional expertise will help the team continually evolve their methodology and offerings.