PERSONAL TRAINING

Clients seek our services to begin a safe and effective exercise plan or to improve upon an existing exercise plan.  Each Physical Therapist at FFPT has a strong background in Exercise Physiology, including fitness assessment and exercise prescription and will tailor a thorough fitness program for each client to best suit that client’s goals.  Men and women typically seek personal training programs to:

·  Lose weight

·  Tone specific muscle groups

·  Maintain functional outcomes achieved from a prior rehabilitation program

·  Prevent or minimize pain

·  Improve overall health and fitness level

·  Improve sport performance

 

All personal training programs begin with an in depth fitness assessment performed by a Physical Therapist.  Key aspects that are evaluated include:

·  Gait

·  Posture

·  Balance

·  Strength

·  Muscle length and flexibility

·  Cardiovascular response to exercise

·  Ability to perform functional movements

·  Anthropometric measurements (ie fat %, waist to hip ratio, BMI)

 

After the initial fitness assessment, a thorough program will be developed and implemented aimed at reaching each client’s individual goals.

 

Programs may include home exercise programs that are monitored and progressed on a periodic basis, cardiovascular training, core strengthening, functional training, mat and machine based strengthening, stretching, postural education and basic dietary and nutritional education.