Post Physical Therapy
& Rehabilitation Fitness
Physical Therapy is over, Now what?
Your doctor or physical therapist has released you from therapy. This can be an anxious time for many patients. Although they’ve reached their initial goals after putting in the hard work, sometimes patients leave with an unsettling feeling. Even with the nice printed home exercise program and discharge pep talk, many patients ask the same questions:
- “What do I do if my quality of life is not what is was pre-injury?”
- “How do I regain my pre-illness function?”
- “What can I do safely to regain my strength?”
- “Where is the best place to go to find help?”
The unfortunate truth these days is that a “discharge” from PT does not always coincide with a complete return to health. Frustratingly, a patient can be left with various issues ranging from intermittent pain and mobility loss to strength not reaching pre-injury levels .
So what then? Have you been left wondering what the next step is?
After a serious or reoccurring injury, an effective fitness program will help maintain any progress in range of motion, strength, and stability that was gained during physical therapy. Post-physical therapy exercise can seem overwhelming or even impossible, but continuing to strengthen your body will ensure that you continue to make progress on your road to complete recovery.
Often patients will seek out a trainer who is not skilled in post rehab training, or jump into a self guided exercise routine that increases the odds of re-injury. Atlanta's Top Trainer (ATT), Jason Rumpf is a Medical Exercise Specialist. His extensive training and experience are what clients overwhelmingly credit as the reason for their return to the quality of life pre-injury. He works with clients to create specific aftercare fitness plans that address their concerns while creating safe, fun, and effective workouts based on their goals and current limitations.
Choosing to workout with a professional trainer is a safe and challenging way to continue your aftercare progress. At ATT, each circuit is facilitated by Jason who provides individualized attention to every client. If an exercise causes pain or anxiety, you will be offered a modification or alternative exercise to guarantee that you are challenging your body without jeopardizing your safety. Your well being is the number one priority at Atlanta's Top Trainer.
You will feel confident that you are challenging your body to make improvements while under the supervision of a highly qualified Medical Exercise Specialist. Jason keeps clients focused and accountable during workouts to encourage fast and noticeable results. As you work with Jason you will quickly notice a boost in your strength and stamina! He will continually strive to increase your strength and challenge your endurance. Let Jason focus on preventing injuries so you can confidently focus on increasing your overall fitness.
Focus on Strength
ATT's strength based approach to fitness is an innovative resource for aftercare clients looking to restore their body to pre-injury condition. One of the main goals of physical therapy is to build muscles that are strong enough to support and protect the joints. By focusing on strength training, your body will continue to build and maintain the necessary stability that helps to support movement. By increasing strength in your whole body, you create a solid foundation of muscular support including the tissues surrounding your injury. Building strength is vital to safely return to activity, manage pain, and avoid re-injury. When your body is stable and strong, everyday activities and athletic training can be fun and pain-free again.
Restore and Rebuild
It’s easy to stop putting in effort after physical therapy sessions end, but the ultimate goal of post-physical therapy exercise is to bridge the gap between rehabilitation and fitness while continuing to support recovery. Whether your goal is to return to the field or simply function pain-free, post-physical therapy exercise is key for maintaining and continuing your progress. Working with ATT will safely increase your strength, extend your range of motion, promote flexibility, and stabilize your joints through fun and effective workouts. Don’t let the progress you’ve made slip away- plan your next workout today!
*Barring any medical-related restrictions from your physician, most exercises are safe. Please consult with your primary-care provider before starting a program after physical therapy.