Why is therapeutic exercise used?
One of the key components of our physical therapy 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
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.
If you are suffering from tendonitis pain, the first step to improving your health and returning to your normal activities is to schedule an evaluation at Performance Health. Our physicians can help you get back to performance-level health. Call one of our New York offices at 212.486.8616, or fill out the form below to request an appointment now.