Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2021 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
In recent years, there has been a remarkable surge in the demand for artificial turf within the realm of physical therapy. Traditionally associated with outdoor spaces and sports arenas, artificial turf has found a new and unexpected home in physical therapy offices. There are several factors contributing to the growing popularity of artificial turf in these settings and how it is reshaping the physical therapy landscape.
Comfortable and Supportive Surface
One of the primary reasons for the increased demand for artificial turf in physical therapy offices is its comfortable and supportive surface. Designed to mimic the feel of natural grass, artificial turf provides a cushioned yet stable foundation for therapeutic exercises. This is particularly beneficial for patients recovering from injuries or undergoing rehabilitation, offering a surface that minimizes impact on joints while promoting stability.
Enhanced Safety Features
Artificial turf boasts inherent safety features that make it an ideal choice for physical therapy settings. With consistent padding and a smooth surface, the risk of trips and falls is significantly reduced. Additionally, many artificial turf products are designed with antimicrobial properties, contributing to a hygienic environment crucial for healthcare facilities.
Versatility in Exercise Options
Physical therapy often involves a diverse range of exercises, from balance and agility training to strength-building activities. Artificial turf provides a versatile surface that accommodates these varied needs. Whether patients are engaging in yoga, resistance training, or walking exercises, the turf’s supportive and forgiving nature makes it a versatile platform for a multitude of therapeutic activities.
Low Maintenance and Durability
Physical therapy offices are dynamic environments with a high volume of foot traffic. Artificial turf’s low maintenance requirements and durability make it an attractive option for these spaces. GrassTex turf features a high resistance to wear and tear. It’s ideal for supporting the array of equipment found in a physical therapy office. And it’s virtually maintenance free!
GrassTex turf is ADA compliant so it’s wheelchair, walker, and cane accessible.
If you are thinking of installing turf in your physical therapy office, contact us today. One of our artificial grass pros will help you with your project and make it come to life!