Medical Fitness Training

Have you just finished recovering from an injury through physical therapy and want to take your fitness to the next level so you can get back to doing the activities you love?

  • Do you want to increase the intensity of your workouts but fear re-injury?
  • Is it hard for you to keep up with your kids or grandkids on a daily basis due to decreased strength and mobility?
  • Are you wanting to be proud of your body and fitness level despite your age and/or medical history?
  • Are you wanting to hit your next personal record without the worry of injuring yourself along the way?
  • Are you looking for a long-term fitness solution that allows you to live an active lifestyle?

We help active adults get back to doing the things they love and athletes achieve peak performance.

After completing their initial plan of care to rehab a specific injury, we offer our patients an opportunity to continue with their Doctor of Physical Therapy through our Medical Fitness Training program. Through this evolving program we help our patients make the transition from physical therapy to a regular physical activity program following a surgery, an injury, a medical diagnosis or exacerbation of a pre-existing condition. 

Unlike traditional personal training, you will continue to work directly with your Doctor of Physical therapy who will develop a personalized training program as well as perform physical therapy in each of your sessions. Working with your Doctor ensures that you don’t reinjure yourself and that your fitness program is tailored to your specific needs and medical history.

Unlike most personal trainers, our Doctors possess the training and skills to work with medical conditions; medical needs may include orthopedic injury, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, neuromuscular disorders, heart disease, lung disease, osteoporosis, cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis.

Imagine not having to think about every little movement and if it was going to make your condition worse! That’s our goal for you. We want to eliminate worry and maximize optimal performance so you can reach your fitness goals and full potential while doing so.

Medical Fitness Training

Phase 1: Goal Setting and Re-Assessment

During your first visit, you’ll meet with your Doctor of Physical Therapy to discuss your current performance and where you’d like to be. We’ll identify your fitness goals and what you want to achieve. Your physical therapist will screen your strength, range of motion, and agility to ensure you’re safe and ready to take on a challenging strength and conditioning program.

Any limitations or imbalances will be taken into account, along with your personal goals and history. This allows us to build an optimal plan to maximize your training and minimize the risk of injury.

Phase 2: Program Creation and Implementation

Using the information gathered during your first session, we’ll create a personalized, progressive training program tailored to your specific needs.

You’ll have one-on-one guided strength and conditioning sessions where you’ll be introduced to new exercises, receive guidance on proper form, and get an effective workout. During each session your Doctor may check your alignment, perform manual therapy, cup therapy and utilize a number of our state-of-the-art therapeutic devices, prior to beginning your exercise program for the session.

Step 3: Ongoing Assessment and Progression

Between sessions, you’ll have access to your daily at-home program through our Home Exercise Program software, including video tutorials and detailed instructions for frequency, sets, reps, and weights for all workouts.

As your plan progresses, your physical therapist will continually monitor your progress. If something isn’t working or isn’t helping you reach your goals, we’ll adjust your plan to ensure measurable progress toward your most important objectives. We want you to succeed and feel confident that you’re making the necessary strides toward your fitness goals.

Our Medical Fitness Specialists help you improve your fitness levels and decrease your risk factors for re-injury.

Our patients and clients choose us because we know what they are capable of and we know how to get them the body of their dreams while also taking into consideration their past injuries, the way they move, and even their everyday lifestyle. 

We help our patients regain strength, endurance, and functional movement during and following rehabilitation for injury, surgeries, diseases, disorders, ailments. Our skilled team of Doctors have the knowledge and skills for designing, implementing, and modifying exercise programs tailored to individuals based on their medical history. By understanding the roles of various healthcare professionals we can even work to compliment your existing healthcare team to enhance your physical fitness.

What you getTraditional Personal TrainingMedical Fitness Training
Doctoral Level Educator that Provides you with a Deep Understanding About Your Individual BodyNoYes
Structured written training plan with home exercises and video tutorialsSometimesYes
Led by your Physical Therapist who knows your medical history and will prevent injuriesNoYes
Combination of hands-on physical therapy and fitness trainingNoYes
Access to state-of-the-art therapeutic technologiesNoYes

Typical Session

While all sessions will vary based on your medical conditions and
personalized to your goals, they typically follow this format:

15 min Warm Up

Prior to each session with your trainer, we will ask that you show up 15 minutes early to perform your prescribed warm up, which could include stretching, cardio, percussion massage, etc.

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45-min Exercise Training & Physical Therapy

Each training session will be a combination of physical therapy (manual therapy, cupping, Med-Ray laser, etc.) and fitness exercises (functional movement, strength training, gait correction, etc.)

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30-min Cool Down (optional)

Following your session, we welcome our patients to utilize our state-of-the-art therapeutic recovery devices (Biomat, Hyperice compression legs, foam rollers, etc.)

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Between Appointments

Between sessions you will follow your personalized Home Exercise Program which progresses as you move towards your goals.

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