What is Therapeutic Exercise?
Performance Health offers therapeutic exercise services, including physical therapy programs. These are based on each person’s unique needs and performance goals. Therapeutic exercise can target a range of common problems, and may include shoulder rehab exercises, physical therapy exercises for knee injuries,or lower back physical therapy exercises among many other targeted programs. Our is backed by principles of functional medicine, exercise physiology, and kinesiology—blended to create both innovative and highly effective treatment methods. The goal of our therapeutic exercise program is to help you look and feel your best while also improving your level of performance. Before receiving physical therapy treatments, all of our patients first undergo a PH functional assessment, which will evaluate your strengths as well as weaknesses and areas for growth.
Why is therapeutic exercise used?
One of the key components of our therapeutic exercise program is the prevention of sports injuries, which is a critical part of sports training. Often, injuries are the result of inappropriate warm-up techniques and or a lack of coaching. Below is a list of the most common sports injuries, which are treatable with therapeutic exercise:
- Shoulder injuries
- Elbow pain
- Lower back pain
- Knee pain
- Ankle sprains and strains
What does therapeutic exercise involve?
At Performance Health, we tailor our therapeutic exercise programs to fit your exact physical needs. In order to do this, we use a number of advanced tests and studies to determine how your body will most benefit from our services. Some of the data analysis techniques we use include the following:
- Functional Movement Screening
- Anthropometrics (weight, BMI, measurements, resting metabolic rate, body composition)
- Resting vitals (blood pressure & heart rate)
- Cardio endurance testing
- Dynamic strength testing
- Dynamic flexibility testing
After, your doctor will analyze the data obtained from the above tests and create a program that follows our advanced training principle of periodization. This means that the interval times and types of exercises are strategically varied in order to ensure the most physical performance gains. Additionally, our doctors use exercise science to utilize the various energy systems in your body, safely optimizing your body’s potential for lean muscle gaining, fat burning, and functional strength building. This also can help your body to recover more quickly and avoid overtraining. Your therapist and trainer tailors every workout session to fit your body and program needs, and easily integrates our dietary program or other medical services as needed.