Strength training with Dr. Lundahl will give you that advantage and jump start that you have been looking for. Whether you are a novice or veteran to the gym, there is always something to be learned. Dr. Lundahl is different from your average trainer because she approaches your training from a different angle. She first does an evaluation of your body, seeing how it moves functionally with and without weight and where the flaws arise. In order to create a program for you that not only increases your strength but will help prevent further injury in the future by targeting your flaws and incorporating them into a strength program. You learn how to move through lifts properly and safely. Feel at ease with a professional helping you to reach your goals.
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Prehab is when you identify problem areas of your body that are at high risk for injury. These areas may cause some chronic tension and discomfort, or there could be no symptoms at all. Even though these areas may not be causing us problems at the moment, if not identified and addressed could place you at higher risk for recurrent issues or a new acute injury. Our bodies put up with a lot and if we ask it do something, such as lift up a heavy box, the body will do everything it can to complete the task you ask it to. Even if it means doing it in a manner that places the body at risk for injury, these are called compensations.
Compensations are movement patterns that take over when the body is either too weak or injured in a given area; it recruits a much wider range of muscles than normally needed, for stability, which ends up contributing to the cycle of poor movement patterns and pain. Prehab is when a trained professional identifies your poor movement patterns, compensations and areas of weakness and strength. We then create a workout program that specifically targets those areas previously identified. The exercises are specific to the individual and can easily be incorporated into a strength training or workout regimen.
Rehab is slightly different from prehab, in the sense that the patient has already suffered from an injury or chronic issue to area of complaint. These injuries could be brand new or from many years in the past. With rehab it is important that a trained professional identify the exact nature of the injury and the patient’s goals for the treatment, in order to develop a treatment plan that will help to reduce pain, increase mobility and function.
A professional must monitor rehab exercises, but specifically they must be aware of when it is ok and not ok to have pain, to watch for proper joint alignment, form and muscle recruitment. When you rehabilitate an area of concern you are able to return quicker and safely to your goals.
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest their patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease”
— Thomas Edison
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Strength training can be incorporated into both prehab and rehab exercise protocols. With strength training the client will be utilizing bodyweight or weight-added lifts to help increase strength, control, and overall body awareness, aka proprioception. During a training session with Dr. Lundahl the clients are put at ease that a trained professional has designed a strength program specifically for them, their body’s needs and goals.
Dr. Lundahl focuses on ensuring that the client moves through the lifts with good form, speed, joint alignment and force. Compensations are a common occurrence in training, most of the time you cannot tell that you are doing so without an outsider’s perspective. Worry a little less that you are not only going to reach your goals, but you will get there safely.
Strength training programs are designed to last between 4-6 weeks, depending on the starting level of the client. In these training protocols Dr. Lundahl will take in to account injury and medical history, any identified movement flaws, and the patient’s overall goals. Programs can be designed to be two full-body days or a split of upper and lower days. These programs are also designed to increase overall strength, balance, stability, and control. Clients begin to learn what feels right versus what feels wrong when working out.
Clients begin to learn more about their bodies, how it functions and moves with or without weight. Overall better body awareness, which makes it easier for earlier detection of issues and learning what your body can and cannot do.
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