Strength Training

Strength training benefits people of all ages. At their offices in Downtown Washington, DC, the Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation team provides strength training plans to meet a wide range of health needs and goals. Whether to improve athletic performance or strengthen your bones, the team at Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation can design a strength training program for you. Call the office or schedule an in-office or telehealth consultation online today. 

What is strength training?

Strength training, also known as resistance training or weight training, is a form of exercise that concentrates on improving muscle strength and growth. 

With strength training, you engage in activities that stress and challenge your muscles. These activities force your muscles to change, grow, and strengthen. 

For good health, you should work out all of your major muscle groups — back, chest, abdomen, arms, and legs — twice a week. 

Who needs strength training?

Everyone benefits from strength training. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) notes that regular strength training reduces your risk of disease and improves your quality of life.

The Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation team uses strength training to treat injuries, support recovery from surgery, manage chronic health conditions, and improve overall health and well-being.

You may benefit from strength training with the experts at Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation to help manage your:

The team also specializes in sports medicine and can design personalized strength training programs for athletes and active individuals who want to improve their strength, endurance, and athletic performance.

What can I expect during a strength training evaluation?

The team at Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation takes an individualized approach to care. No single strength training workout fits all needs. 

Before making any treatment recommendations, the team performs a thorough evaluation to understand your current level of fitness and ultimate health goals.

During your initial strength training evaluation, your provider asks detailed questions about your current fitness routine, medical history, and health and fitness goals. 

They perform a physical exam, assessing the strength and balance of your muscles, as well as your flexibility, balance, and mobility.

The team may also perform a functional movement screening (FMS), which is a test that involves placing your body in extreme positions to find areas of weakness.

After your evaluation, your provider creates a personalized strength training program. The team may incorporate various strength training tools and techniques, such as free weights, resistance bands, or body resistance exercises, to help you meet your goals. 

Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation offers one-on-one therapy, group therapy, and telehealth therapy.

To learn more about strength training at Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation and how it can benefit you, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.