A part of our treatment plan for a vast majority of our patients is physical therapy. Ensuring that the body functions properly is essential to maintaining mobility and eliminating or preventing pain. But after completing physical threrapy patients are often not sure what the next step is in their health and fitness journeys.
You finished Physical Therapy, now what?
Most physical therapy programs are designed to get your body back to its proper alignment and function. A therapist working with you to eliminate the pain that comes with daily activities or fixing issues like improper gait mechanics, compensations patterns, and rebuilding strength in weak muscles. Often, once you’ve fixed the immediate medical problem, patients stop going to physical therapy. But that doesn’t always mean they’re ready to start hitting the gym hard or taking up long-distance running on their own. If your health and fitness goals are more aggressive than managing your daily activities, a personal trainer might be what you need to help take you through that next step from functional mobility to strength and athleticism.
Training with a professional can help you take your fitness further. If you’re trying to get stronger, improve your overall athletic ability, want to start running marathons or hitting the cross fit gym, a personal trainer can help you safely get your body where you want it to go. Trainers can help set and achieve a variety of fitness goals by creating exercise programs tailored specifically to your current fitness level.
Not sure if a personal trainer is right for you?
Here are 10 reasons why you might want to work with one for a while.
If you are looking for somewhere local, right around the corner from Reflex is Body Balance, their trainers specialize in a balanced approach towards health and fitness. They can work directly with physical therapists to pick up your training where your therapy left off, while being aware of your physical challenges and injuries. They’ll even let you test them out for free to see if they’re a good fit for you with one week of BODY fit training sessions, studio usage, and a 30 min Personal Training session or Fitness Evaluation.
There are a variety of gyms, with different philosophies equipped with trainers with varying styles and specialties. It’s important to work with someone you feel comfortable with, and that motivates you. Know what it is you want to get out of a trainer and find someone whose approach works with your lifestyle.