The Importance of Strength Training for Athletes

One of the most physically demanding jobs today is being an Athlete. For an athlete, it is important to be both mentally and physically strong. Strength training plays an important role in an athlete’s career and not only does strength training build stronger muscles but increases your overall athletic performance. Here at Empower Physical Therapy, not only can we help you recover from an injury but we will work with you to improve your athletic performance. With our two facilities, Empower Physical Therapy in Southfield, MI, through the use of the latest technology, will work to fulfill your healthcare goals and needs. 

Benefits of Strength Training

As an athlete, maintaining a strong healthy body can allow you to perform your athletic activity without the feelings of fatigue and a good way to prevent injury. Strength Training can help:

  • Build healthy muscles and bones  
  • Maintain body weight
  • Develops good posture
  • Boost energy and mood
  • Prevent injuries
  • Decreases fatigue

Why Train at Empower Physical Therapy in Southfield, MI?

While strength training can help prevent injuries, it can be very easy to get injured while training. Training here with Empower will ensure you get that one-on-one training to avoid any possible injuries. 

Here are some tips to help you prevent any injuries:

  • Start slow and gradually build up your workout intensity
  • Allow your body to recover
  • Make sure to listen to your body if you feel any discomfort or pain
  • Making sure you use proper techniques
  • Rest in between sets 
  • Go to a Trainer

Common Sports Injuries We Treat Here At Our Southfield Facility

No matter if you are a youth, collegiate, elite, or professional athlete, our physical therapists have had years of training to not only get your body back in shape but work to achieve even better results than before. Injuries may include:

  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Shoulder rotator cuff
  • Ligament and Muscle strain
  • ACL,PCL,MCL
  • Tendonitis
  • Overhead sports injuries

Check out our website for more information on the other services we can offer you.

When Should You See a Professional

Most of the time, people only tend to seek out a professional once they are already injured. Here at Empower Physical Therapy in Southfield, MI we will not only help you recover from an injury but also fit your needs to improve sports performance. Meeting with one of our Physical therapists can help you make sure you are properly training to avoid any future injuries as well as making sure you are on track with your fitness goals.

Request An Appointment For Physical Therapy in Southfield, MI

Contact us today to learn more about how we can cater to your specific needs in each of our locations in the Michigan area. Empower Physical Therapy in Southfield, MI is here to help you recover from your sports injuries and get you back to feeling your best. 

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