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It’s High Season in Bradenton, FL! How to Make the Most of It.

This is the time of year when our local Bradenton and Sarasota weather is at its finest, social events and programs are plentiful, and the days are starting to lengthen, so now is a great opportunity to take full advantage of the season and get active again. Let’s go over a few easy ways to enjoy our lovely city with an emphasis on physical health.

Taking a barefoot stroll along one of our beautiful beaches offers the mild resistance of sandy terrain. Barefoot walking in the sand will burn more calories and exercise the foot and ankle muscles in ways they may not be accustomed to with the usual shoe-clad, flat ground walking. Organized beach walks will give you a structured way to develop this healthy habit in the company of like-minded people. Try a walk around Bean Point, or Manatee Public Beach for convenience and reward your efforts with some famous all you can eat pancakes!

Another fun way to enjoy this season’s outdoor-friendly weather is to engage in birdwatching. Walking about looking for birds to identify is an intellectually stimulating endeavor, not to mention a physically healthy one. The trails of Celery Fields are highly regarded by wildlife enthusiasts for this leisurely pastime. Spring is the perfect time to spot migrant songbirds at the Coquina Beach segment of the Florida Birding Trail.

Fitness in the Park is an adult program for gentle exercise in the fresh air of a natural setting. It’s also another great way to meet new people in our community. Other introductory fitness offerings include yoga and tai chi. Manatee County has a schedule packed with activities both for the aforementioned classes and for less physical, more socially interactive springtime fun.

If you suffer from pain or dysfunction in the hips, knees, ankles, or feet, you don’t need to allow this to be a limiting factor for a peaceful beach walk, group exercise session, or outing of birdwatching. Our joint pain specialists have the experience and expertise to remove physical limitations caused by pain and can assist you in getting back into enjoying the outdoors.

By the way, this month of March also marks yet another anniversary of Physical Therapy Doctors of Florida serving our community of Bradenton, FL. For two years now, our physical therapy professionals have been assisting patients with sciatica, vertigo/dizziness/balance problems, arthritis, and joint sprains and strains. We are all about helping you move without pain and eagerly look ahead to what the rest of 2020 holds in store. You can get more information about our services or schedule an appointment by calling us at (941) 264-1414, and we can also be emailed at Also, be sure to check out links to our social media or send us a message on our Contact Us page.