Strength and Conditioning in Miami, FL
One of the most common effects of a debilitating injury or medical condition is muscle atrophy. Men and women in Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas may feel weaker after recovery and initial rehabilitation. The strength and conditioning program at Advanced Sport and Spine Therapy helps you build your strength and condition your body to safely resume your normal activities.
The pain and reduced range of motion that results from an injury or medical condition mean that you have to limit your activities for a prolonged period of time. During that time, your muscles atrophy and become weaker. Your initial rehabilitation with our physical therapists helps improve your range of motion. Strength and conditioning training is a secondary therapy that we recommend to extend the benefits of your primary treatments.
What is Strength and Conditioning?
Strength and conditioning refers to techniques that build muscle mass by applying resistance during your movements. Free weights are the most common type of tool that is used for strength and conditioning, but we also employ resistance bands and other low-impact techniques.
Benefits of Working with a Physical Therapist for Strength and Conditioning
Your physical therapist has an in-depth knowledge of your rehabilitation needs and has been with you every step of the way. While strength and conditioning can be provided by a fitness expert, your physical therapist is better positioned to integrate exercises that will simultaneously improve your overall strength and improve range of motion in the treatment area.
How will Strength and Conditioning Help Me?
Strength and conditioning at Advanced Sport and Spine Therapy helps you with:
- Confidence in performing your daily activities
The Procedure for Strength and Conditioning
At Advanced Sport and Spine Therapy, we use a progressive technique for strength and conditioning. Your therapist chooses the lowest level of resistance that has both therapeutic and strength-optimizing benefits. Over time, the amount of resistance is increased until you achieve the optimum level of strength and conditioning. We may recommend exercises at home as well as in our facility.
Is Strength and Conditioning Covered by My Insurance?
Strength and conditioning may be covered by your insurance if your carrier considers the program as part of your overall physical therapy treatment. Once you meet with a physical therapist for a consultation, our patient coordinator will review your insurance coverage. You will have some out-of-pocket expenses, and should your insurance not cover the cost, you are responsible for paying the balance due.
Injury prevention and improved patient outcomes are the goals of the strength and conditioning program at Advanced Sport and Spine Therapy. If you live in Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale or the surrounding areas and would like to know if our strength and conditioning program is right for you, contact us today to schedule a personal consultation.