Strength and conditioning is an essential component of physical therapy, which aims to improve the strength and functionality of the body as a whole, allowing for greater ease in movement, decreased pain, and increased overall health and well-being. At Flowers Physical Therapy, our team will work with you to strengthen your body, resulting in a better, stronger, and healthier you!
How physical therapy improves strength:
Physical therapy is much more than an alternative treatment method. It is a practical, holistic means of strengthening the body from the inside-out, preventing re-injury, and speeding up the recovery process from an extensive range of injuries and disorders. At Flowers Physical Therapy, our experts will create a customized treatment plan for you, focused on achieving all of these goals. All treatment plans consist of various strength and conditioning exercises which encourage proper body mechanics and healing, and can often be performed both in the office and at home!
Components of strength and conditioning:
One key part of physical therapy is an exercise regimen. Strength and conditioning focused physical therapy exercises can be either active or passive. Passive exercises consist of merely relaxing while a physical therapist applies constructive stress on the body. Active exercises are performed by the patient and include a wide variety of movements ranging from walking on a treadmill, to leg raises and hip abductions. Both are effective means of strengthening and conditioning the muscles and accelerating recovery.
Physical therapists will often measure your starting strength to assess whether or not muscle weakness or less than average muscle function is a cause of your pain, and will create a treatment plan accordingly.
Why Flowers Physical Therapy? At Flowers Physical Therapy, we provide a vast array of services and treatment methods that will help you strengthen your body and get to where you want to be fast. Our state of the art facility includes a full range of gym equipment accommodating to all types of rehab and treatment stations designed for manual and massage therapy. Contact us today to book an appointment!