Functional training therapy is a form of exercise and a rehab technique that naturally conditions the body to perform everyday activities. Exercises completed through functional training help increase your body’s agility, strength and stability. At Aligned Orthopedic & Sports Therapy, our therapists are trained in functional movement patterns and biomechanics to help make training and rehabilitation more effective while reducing injury risks.
Functional training therapy is different for every patient — everyone has unique daily activities and struggles. Your physical therapist will create a functional training program based on your condition, injury, overall health and necessary daily activities. Accounting for your current abilities and situation ensures your therapist can assign the most beneficial exercises.
Your therapist will have you complete functional training exercises similar to the motions and movements you would make while performing your everyday tasks. Some exercises may involve using your bodyweight or free weights to work your muscles and prepare for daily activities.
Anyone who has difficulty performing their everyday tasks can benefit from functional training. Whether you have a condition or injury that hinders your ability to move or you’ve lost strength, functional training can help you regain your movement. Some common diagnoses that benefit from functional training include:
Speak with your therapist to see if you would benefit from functional training physical therapy.
Many patients benefit from functional training therapy because it helps familiarize their bodies with repetitive exercises. Other advantages include:
Functional training can help treat injuries and conditions like:
Improve how your body functions while reducing injury risks by adding functional training to your therapy sessions at Aligned Orthopedic & Sports Therapy. Our physical therapists have the expertise and training to help you increase your strength and mobility.
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