Physical therapy is an important part of any athletic training or fitness program. Most people don’t realize the benefits of physical therapy as part of a training program. However, ask any physical therapist or athletic trainer and they’ll tell you it’s just as important as cross-training.
Although physical therapy is most recognized as injury rehabilitation, it can help you improve your fitness level in more ways than one.
1. Injury-Free Helps You Reach A New Fitness Level.
We all know of that proverbial “wall” that can sometimes keep us from reaching our full potential. However, pushing past your limits to reach that full potential may put you at a higher risk of injury. Physical therapy will help you stay injury-free so that you can reach and even surpass those limits. It will help you build strength and endurance in the weakest parts of the body, making you ready to push yourself past all limits and reach your fitness goals.
2. Quickly Bounce Back From An Injury.
Physical therapy’s most recognized benefit is injury rehabilitation. Not only does an injury mean having to start all over with training, but it could also mean stagnating your training and fitness level for months after recovery. Physical therapy approached with a certified athletic trainer could not only shorten your rehabilitation time, but it will also get you ready to start a new fitness program at the top of your game. With physical therapy, you might not have to start your training at square one, and you might just come back stronger than ever with an improved fitness level.
3. Targeted Exercises Will Build More Strength.
Any physically active person will say that there’s always one weakness that makes it difficult to achieve a higher and tougher goal. Sometimes, this may even mean plateauing in athletic goals. However, exercises that have been hand-picked for you by certified professionals to strengthen your weaknesses will help you reach and maintain those goals. Certified athletic trainers will not only pinpoint your exact weakness, but they will give you a tailor-made exercise program to overcome those weaknesses and stay injury-free.
4. Stay Injury-Free By Using Special Equipment.
You’ve tried everything: a new fitness program, different cross-training, even different equipment. However, nothing seems to be working and your fitness has stagnated. What now? Sometimes, using special equipment that’s not readily available at your everyday gym may be the answer. Such equipment as the anti-gravity treadmill will not only work muscles that can’t be worked with regular equipment or due to an injury, but it will improve your overall fitness, help you recover from an injury, and keep you injury-free in the future so that you can continue to surpass your fitness goals.
5. Exercised-Based Therapy Makes You Stronger.
Even if you’ve been injured and have completed a physical therapy program, it’s beneficial to continue an exercise-based therapy program. By setting realistic goals and having an athletic trainer there for motivation and instruction, you can get back to feeling 100% and be ready for the next challenge. A program designed by an athletic trainer will make you stronger than ever after coming back from an injury.
OSR Fitness Services Help You Meet Your Fitness Goals.
Certified athletic trainers at OSR will not only help you meet your fitness goals, but surpass the goals and improve your overall fitness. If you’re ready to reach a new level and become stronger than ever, contact one of our three clinic locations today to set up a free 10-min consultation.