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Personal Training: Bridging Clients Between Physical Therapy and Wellness

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There are a number of reasons you may require physical and rehabilitation therapy. Perhaps you suffered a work injury, or maybe you have chronic back pain. While there are tremendous benefits to visiting a physical therapist, there are also limitations, for example, insurance issues. Many physical therapists have limited time and resources to provide services to patients, simply because of restrictions placed on them by insurance companies. More and more physical therapists and medical professionals are referring people either to begin personal training after undergoing physical rehabilitation, or in some cases, even in place of, or while visiting a physical therapist. A Holistic Approach What’s perhaps most important to note about the differences between a personal trainer and a physical therapist is the personal trainer’s ability to approach your wellness from a holistic standpoint. Often a physical therapist will only work on the injured or affected part of your body in able to restore the baseline functionality you experienced prior to your accident or affliction with chronic pain. This may be beneficial in terms of getting you back to work or to daily activities, but it doesn’t improve your overall health, fitness and feeling of well-being. Along with the creation of goals, a personal trainer can work with an individual to improve strength, overall mobility and help guide them through corrective exercises that specifically address their injury or problem area. Safety At the forefront of concern for any personal trainer, specifically when dealing with an injury, is safety. A personal trainer is able to work with your doctor or physical therapist, or simply assess the extent of your pain and injury, and then modify exercises, or develop new exercises with safety in mind. Through this personalized work, you can learn better techniques for performing exercise and physical activity, which will…

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Why Strong Women Stay Slim…

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Despite all of the evidence in its favor, many women still shy away from weight training. Instead, women tend to gravitate towards cardio-based activities, like spending 45 minutes a day on the elliptical. While cardio exercise is important, it’s just as important for women to take on the challenge of including regular strength training in their workouts. Hulk Horror For many women, aside from the intimidation factor, they shy away from regular strength training because they’re terrified of bulking up. Many women are convinced that weight training, particularly with heavier weights, isn’t going to help them lose weight, but instead they’ll just gain mass. In actuality, women who strength train, including with heavy weight, tend to have a lean, feminine body that’s much more toned than what you’re going to achieve simply through doing cardio or extremely light weights. The reason men tend to bulk up more when weight training is because of their physical composition, and the difference in male and female hormones. Weights for Weight Loss Often, women’s primary fitness goal is to lose weight, or maintain their current weight. What they don’t realize is that the women who appear to be so physically fit are able to remain slim because of their dedication to weights in many cases. When you use weights, you’re building muscle, which has a tremendous impact on your metabolism. For each pound of fat you replace with muscle, you’re likely to burn anywhere from 35 to 50 more calories a day. Research has shown that women who strength train 2-3 times a week, on average will gain 1.75 pounds of lean muscle mass, while simultaneously shedding 3.5 pounds of fat. Other Benefits Aside from helping you become leaner and lose more weight, weight training has a number of other significant benefits for women,…

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