Physical Therapy for
Strength Training Athletes

Have you been told by a healthcare provider that you should stop lifting weights? 

 

Have you been told that squats are bad for your knees and deadlifts are bad for your lower back?

 

Have you been modifying your workouts or have scaled back due to pain?

 

Are you having trouble returning to your normal fitness routine?

 

Do your knees hurt when you squat or lunge?

 

Are pain and poor mobility holding you back from reaching your goals?

 

Do you struggle with the front rack position due to poor mobility?

 

Are you constantly trying to foam roll, massage-gun, ice bath, and stretch your pain away with little relief?

 

Do you have shoulder pain when you overhead press?

 

Are you having a hard time recovering from your workouts due to  pain or stiffness?

 

We’ve got you covered! Let’s get you back in the gym!

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How Is This Different Than Regular PT?

We practice what we preach and believe that the strength training athlete needs more than the generic physical therapy exercises.

 

You deserve to work with a physical therapist who goes above and beyond to meet your strength training goals.

 

When working with one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy, you will undergo a comprehensive evaluation that will look beyond one body part and assess multiple regions that may be contributing to the problem.

 

Your physical therapist will walk you through every step of the assessment and will ensure you feel comfortable, but push you when needed during each treatment session.

 

One of our goals is to have you feeling confident in your ability to move your body and lift weights as quickly as possible.

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Diagnoses That We Treat

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

(ie. pain in the front of the knee)

What Is It?

 

This is an umbrella diagnosis that refers to pain in the patellofemoral joint or surrounding tissues of the knee cap area.

 

It is most often caused by overuse and overload of the joint and tissues, as well as dysfunction of areas above and below the knee joint, such as the hip or foot/ankle.

 

Many people complain that they:

  • Feel pain along outside edges of the knee cap or on the undersurface

  • Experience pain with squats, lunges, running, climbing stairs, and sitting

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How Can We Help?

Shoulder Impingement
(ie. shoulder pain)

What Is It?

This refers to pain in the shoulder, typically felt on the front or side of the upper arm.

 

This can be caused various factors such as overuse and overload,  muscular imbalances around the shoulder joint and shoulder blade, or structural impingement..

Many people  complain are that they:

  • Feel pain when pressing overhead or pushing exercises

  • Have difficulty sleeping on the shoulder due to pain

  • Cannot fully rotate or elevate their shoulder

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Hip Impingement 
(ie. hip pain)

What Is It?

FAI (Femoroacetabular Impingement) is a condition that is caused by impaired contact of the head of the femur bone against part of hip socket (ie. the acetabulum).

 

This can cause the surrounding muscles and cartilage to become irritated and painful with movement and exercise.

 

Many people complain that they:

  • Feel pain or pinching in the front of the hip, especially with deeper hip flexion angles, such as the bottom of a squat

  • Have groin pain and stiffness that is aggravated by prolonged sitting

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer dry needling?


Yes we do! Dr. Nick and Dr. Mary currently offer dry needling. This is when we use an acupuncture needle into a sore or tight muscle which allows it to contract then relax. It helps to bring bloodflow to the area to promote healing.




How many visits will I need?


Each diagnosis is different. It depends on the diagnosis, how long it has been occuring for and symptom intensity. We will make recommendations on how often to attend after your initial evaluation, but we work with your budget and time to make the best possible plan to fit your needs. Because we are 1:1 you the full time, most people only need to come anywhere from 4-6 visits.




Do you offer quick drop in sessions?


Yes we do! After your initial evaluation, you can talk with your PT about doing 15, 30 or 60 minute sessions based on your individual needs. This isn't your generic physical therapy practice. We understand that you are busy and need more efficient treatments.




What other conditions do you treat?


Common conditions that we treat include:

  • Rotator Cuff Strains
  • Low Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Neck pain
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Cervical and lumbar radiculopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Wrist pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Meniscus tears
  • Mid back pain
  • IT Band Syndrome
…And much more!