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Strength Training Specialist

Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation -  - Physical Therapy

Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation located in Purchase, NY

Most people think of strength training as lifting weights in the gym. But if you suffer a sports injury or have a chronic disease that affects your movement, you need a customized program from physical therapists trained to rehabilitate your body. At Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, in Purchase, New York, Cleopatra Espinosa, MS, DPT, and Soujaniya Konada, DPT, have years of experience creating and implementing physical therapy regimens that target your unique needs and restore maximum muscle strength. To schedule an appointment, call the office or use convenient online booking today.

Strength Training Q & A

Why do I need strength training?

Sports injuries, diseases, illness, and surgery can all force you to slow down or completely stop your usual activities. As soon as you stop exercising, you quickly lose muscle mass and strength. 

The loss of muscle, called muscle atrophy, also has a long-lasting effect. After an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, for example, it’s common to have significant muscle weakness for six months or longer after surgery to repair the ligament.

A customized strength training program at Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation helps you rebuild muscles and regain your ability to return to your normal daily activities.

When you choose physical therapy for your strength training, you can be sure that your regimen targets your unique needs and is appropriate for your level of strength and overall health.

What health benefits do I gain from strength training?

As you strengthen your muscles, you also gain a wide range of health benefits, including:

  • Reduced pain
  • Better mobility
  • Stronger bones
  • Loss of body fat
  • Increased metabolic rate
  • Enhanced cardiovascular health
  • Lower risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • Improved physical performance
  • Sharper thinking ability
  • Functional independence

Strength training supports your rehabilitation so you can return to sports. It also reduces chronic low back pain and pain caused by conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Who needs physical therapy for strength training?

Anyone with weak muscles or muscle atrophy should consider physical therapy for strength training. Physical therapists specialize in assessing your muscle health and developing an individualized plan to restore your strength.

The team at Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation offers strength training for many conditions. A few examples include:

  • Back pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • ACL injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Arthritis
  • COPD
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Traumatic brain injuries

The physical therapists at Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation work extensively with patients who need to rehabilitate from musculoskeletal injuries and neurological conditions. Strength training is also essential during post-surgery rehabilitation and for the many conditions responsible for neck, back, hip, knee, and foot pain.

Physical therapists use different exercises and techniques to rebuild muscle mass and restore your strength. If you engage in sports, your therapy includes sports-specific strength training, so you’re prepared to return to the game.

If you need strength training, call Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, LLC, or schedule an appointment online today.