The Physical Therapists at One on One PT believe movement is medicine and that you have to stress your body to progress. We implement a “know pain, know gain” methodology while implementing various strength training methods into your rehabilitation. So whether you run, cycle, play tennis, or participate in CrossFit, we can help you. In the early stages of rehab, we may be focused on reducing your pain and enhancing your mobility, but in order to progress and get you back to the sports and activities you love, we will incorporate strength training into your rehabilitation. Strength training has been shown to enhance muscle strength and control, VO2 max, running and cycling efficiency, glucose regulation, vascular function, and aid in the treatment of osteoporosis. Utilizing strength training in the rehabilitation process is highly functional and will help to optimize your fitness. Squats, lunges, steps ups and deadlifts are just a few of the movements that may be prescribed during your rehabilitation, and all are highly functional. If you sit on the toilet or sit at a desk during the day, you performed a squat and it’s important that everyone be able to perform a pain free squat. If you have small children that you pick up and carry, well, that is like a dead lift. If you have ever had back pain or your back went out while lifting, strengthening your body with deadlifts will help your back get stronger minimizing your risk for a future back injury. Whether you’re trying to add 20 lbs to your clean and jerk, improve your off-season training regimen, or care for your children without back pain, training these functional movements are imperative to keeping you strong and healthy.