Three ways personal training can help improve athletic performance for athletes at all levels

Professional athletes. People involved in amateur sports leagues. Men and women who play a sport with friends on the weekends. What do all these athletes have in common? They can all benefit from personal training. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that there were almost 357,000 fitness trainers working in the U.S. in 2018. These professionals can offer many benefits to athletes of all levels. Your athletic performance benefits can be even greater when personal training is combined with physical therapy. 

Personal training combined with physical therapy can benefit your athletic performance in these three ways

For many people, sports are an excellent form of exercise. They’re often considered more engaging than simply jogging on a treadmill. In fact, one study found that almost 20% of Americans 15 and older participated in sports or exercise daily in 2015. 

The athletic performance of individuals can benefit from a combo of personal training and physical therapy. Three of the benefits this combo can offer include: 

  1. Revealing weaknesses — Many sports and exercises use specific parts of the body, but focusing too much on some parts can leave others weak. In turn, this can increase the chances of injury. Personal trainers and physical therapists can identify areas of the body that are weak. They can also show you techniques designed to tackle your physical weaknesses. In addition, they can help reduce your injury risk by addressing these weaknesses. 
  1. Increasing strength — Explosiveness is an important performance criteria for almost every sport. Personal training and physical therapy can help you increase your overall strength. As a result, your muscles can generate more force, which helps make your movements more explosive. 
  1. Improving confidence — There is a large mental component to being an athlete. An athlete’s mental state is often closely tied to their physical well-being. Thus, improving your physical performance with help from a physical therapist or personal trainer can also give you a more positive mental state. This can translate into more confidence while playing your sport. 

Back in Motion can help improve your athletic performance

Not sure where to find physical therapy and personal training that can boost your athletic performance? Our Back in Motion Physical Therapy team has the tools to assist you. We offer free screenings that can help reveal issues that can increase your injury risk. Our team can also build you a personalized therapy plan to address these issues, and this plan might include our personal training service. 

Concerned about maintaining social distancing? Don’t worry! We’re currently offering virtual care and at-home therapy sessions that allow you to receive therapy right in your own home. In addition, you can use any of our high-quality therapy services without a doctor’s referral. 

Contact us today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment. 

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