Several of our clients are recovering from injury or surgery, or are fresh out of physical therapy for one or the other. Even when you’re done with your PT post-surgery, it’s hard to stay motivated enough to keep it up at home. Our goal with our integrated fitness programs is to help you get back to where you want to be athletically.
Rehabilitation vs. Personal Training
Some people develop a mental block that prevents them from reaching a higher level of athleticism. But working on these weak areas allows you to come out the other end.
Move from Injury to Strength
Scheduling a personal training session is a way of prioritizing yourself. There are many components to the post-rehab and injury-repair training that we do: balance, mobility, flexibility, joint strength. One of our specialties is strengthening the muscles around the injured area and helping them get back to the sports they love.
Help soothe inflammation
We recommend an “ice bath” as soon as possible post-workout, or at least a few times a week, to soothe inflammation that may be caused by the additional stress of moving muscle groups around with training. It goes deep into the muscle groups, where inflammation starts.
- Fill the tub with cold water, high enough to cover the belly button.
- Add ice (usually 1-2 bags).
- Lower water temperature to 30 degrees for maximum effectiveness.
- Stay in for 10 minutes at a time.
- It’s fine to keep the upper body warm.
Ice baths help the body heal itself as your core temperature heats up to protect your body. According to expert, Vim Hof, ice baths are good for both your physical and your mental state. Here is a short video from a soccer coach that demonstrates: