If you want to improve your performance in a sport, simply pumping up your muscles isn’t the answer. This is because, other than body building, sports are about movement. That’s where the physical therapy approach of the Train Smart Program comes in.
This medically based program can lead you to optimal performance and, most importantly, can help you prevent injury. Whether you’re a teenager who wants to go from JV to varsity, an Olympic hopeful, or just out of shape and intimidated by gyms, the Train Smart program is an appropriate and effective choice.
Our physical therapists have in-depth knowledge of human kinetics and the muscular skeletal system. While many people only see a physical therapist for help overcoming an injury, these medical professionals can also bring you a higher level of expertise for performance improvement. At PT Works, a physical therapist will conduct your initial evaluation and develop and oversee your exercise plan. This plan will take every aspect of your existing and potential physical condition into account, making each program 100% individualized.
Your Train Smart plan: 100% yours
Believe it or not, many training facilities will follow a corporate manual to choose a strength and conditioning plan for an individual. That approach can be ineffective and even harmful. At PT Works, your program is 100% individualized, not only in planning, but also in action. You’ll never be part of a group exercise program. Every aspect of your training is one-on-one.
Goal number one: prevent injury
Every person has a weak link in his or her movement patterns. That weak link can cause your body to compensate by creating inefficient movement patterns. The more you practice and repeat this incorrect movement, the more ingrained it becomes (so-called “muscle memory”). As a result, you’ll reduce your ability to master certain skills, hindering your performance, heightening your frustration, and often, leading to injury. At PT Works, we’ll find that weak link, and work with you to fix it. The result will be greater movement efficiency, improved performance and lowered risk for self-injury - a plan that works with your body, and your life.
We use motion analysis
to expose mechanical flaws that are not visible to the naked eye, and to give athletes an opportunity to see how they are improving.
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