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Functional Training

What Is Functional Training?

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.

How Does Functional Training Therapy Work?

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.

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Who Can Functional Training Help?

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:

  • Musculoskeletal dysfunction
  • Chronic pain
  • Joint mobility

Speak with your therapist to see if you would benefit from functional training physical therapy.

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Benefits of Functional Training Therapy

Many patients benefit from functional training therapy because it helps familiarize their bodies with repetitive exercises. Other advantages include:

  • Developing core strength for body stabilization.
  • Increasing body awareness.
  • Improving joint mobility and strength.

Injuries and Conditions Functional Training Treats

Functional training can help treat injuries and conditions like:

  • Shoulder and knee injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Muscle and joint conditions
  • Ligament or tendon injuries

Clinics That Provide Functional Training

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AOST @OrthoBethesda – Arlington

Address
4420 North Fairfax Drive
Suite 100
Arlington, Virginia 22203
Phone

703-419-3002

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AOST @OrthoBethesda

Address
10215 Fernwood Road
Suite 303
Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone

240-482-2438

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AOST @K-Street

Address
2021 K Street NW
Suite 610
Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone

240-395-1522

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AOST @Shady Grove Orthopaedics – Rockville

Address
9601 Blackwell Rd
Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850, USA
Phone

301-294-1327

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AOST @Shady Grove Orthopaedics – Germantown

Address
19735 Germantown Road
Suite 120
Germantown, MD 20874
Phone

240-454-6790

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AOST @Washington Sports Medicine Institute

Address
8401 Greensboro Drive Suite 120 McLean, VA 22102
Phone

571-899-3580

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Schedule a Functional Training Therapy Session

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.

Schedule your first functional training therapy session by calling our office at 240-482-2438 today!

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