Strength Training

Strength Training and Rehabilitation

Strength training plays a vital role in a rehabilitation plan. During recovery, strength training helps build muscle around previously damaged joints. The training relieves pain and speeds healing. But strength training is also a key ingredient in injury and Fall Prevention. It is a therapeutic method that holds many places in a physical therapist’s toolbox.

There are many reasons to visit The Therapy Network for strength training and rehabilitation.

The Benefits of Strength Training

For athletes with a condition, strength training is a cornerstone to recovery. The benefits are wide-ranging. Here are just a few:

  • Strength training takes the pressure off of joints as they heal
  • Lowers the risk of a sports injury
  • It Relieves the pain of conditions such as Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia.
  • Improves lower back conditions
  • Lowers blood pressure and blood sugar
  • Improves mood and mental health
  • Easy at-home method for recovery

An overlooked benefit of strength training includes Fall Prevention.

Strength Training and Fall Prevention

Did you know that over 800,000 Americans are hospitalized each year due to a fall in their home?

There is a preventative solution, and that is strength training. The solution strengthens your bones and helps you build a solid central core of muscles. It promotes mobility and improves balance.

Strength training is a cornerstone of every Fall Prevention program.

The At-Home Rehabilitation Solution

A top benefit of strength training is that it can be performed anywhere. Once your Therapy Network therapist teaches you the fundamentals of strength training, you can include the exercises into your daily routine.

Many of the exercises need either no equipment or minimal supplies. Often, you can use items that are already found in your home. Or with the “body weight” method, you can complete your exercises at any location…even on vacation.

What to Expect at The Therapy Network

During your first visit to the Therapy Network your specialized therapist will review your complete medical history and your diagnosed condition. They will create a customized therapy plan that may include strength training to fit your needs.

Strength training techniques used at TTN may include:

  • Body Weight: Use your body weight for exercises such as squats, planks, and lunges
  • Free Weights: You may use kettle balls, medicine balls, and household goods as weights at home
  • Resistance Bands or Loops
  • Weight Machines

Appointments are available today at the six Therapy Network locations in Tidewater, Virginia. We are available to help with strength training and rehabilitation.


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