About Barbell Therapy & Performance
Barbell Therapy & Performance seeks to help people of all levels and abilities by offering a hybrid approach to human wellness by integrating the principles and methods of physical therapy, strength training, and coaching.
We are here to get you back to what you love and making you better at it than you were before. We offer Physical Therapy, Group Training, Performance Coaching for Athletes, Personal Training, and Injury Assessments, Seminars, and Workshops. Read More.
Physical Therapy & Recovery
Whether you are physically injured or looking to prevent injury we are here to help. We are here to offer a hands-on approach to your wellness. PT services are typically an hour long and include an evaluation followed by manual therapy, soft tissue work, corrective exercise prescription, program modification, and education.
We train individuals of various ages and sports from 8-year-old youth athletes to Division 1 collegiate athletes. Our sports performance coaching specializes in strength training and motor learning for a variety of sports and individual positions.
REHAB TO PERFORMANCE HYBRID PROGRAM
Have you been self-rehabbing an injury or have finished physical therapy and not sure how to get back to working out safely or returning to your sport or recreational activity yet?
A handheld device uses low-energy acoustic waves to shockwave the skin using a conducting gel. The projectile is controlled by compressed oxygen and absorbs the energy. This energy causes the body to repair..
NORMATEC RECOVERY SYSTEMS
Our NormaTec Recovery System is a pneumatic air compression system that helps to rid our body of metabolic waste products from exercise, decrease inflammation, and improve lymphatic drainage, which in turn can improve recovery times. Great before or after a heavy training session or a long run!
BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION THERAPY
While exercise is important, there are other treatments such as personalized blood flow restriction therapy. These can give you better results with the same amount of effort (more results from your hard work).
Dry Needling is also known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS) and trigger point dry needling (TDN). It is a safe, effective and efficient treatment used to relax myofascial trigger points, and
restore normal muscle tones, muscle length, coordination, function and strength..
Cupping is not a new therapy although it had a recent surge in popularity as high-profile athletes have been seen with the characteristic large red dots on their skin during sporting events. Cupping in our clinic is most often used to increase soft tissue mobility and speed the healing process by promoting increased blood flow to a needed region.
To address functional issues and correct any movement problems after an injury, movement retraining is necessary. Even if poor movements were not present before an injury, they can often be seen afterward.
SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION
People who have suffered from prolonged overuse of their muscles often use soft tissue mobilization. It can help loosen up tight areas, make recovery faster and easier, so you can get back to your goal.
Our Physical Therapy Programs
We make sure that our patients receive high-quality physical therapy as well as training programs that are perfect for them!
The programs are designed to help you achieve your physical health goals. They start with pain management and continue to use corrective exercises to build your body’s strength.
Then, you’ll be doing functional training activities and then the injury prevention phase. This is crucial to keep your strength up and prevent injury.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect during physical therapy sessions?
Physical therapy sessions typically involve an assessment of your condition, manual techniques to improve mobility and flexibility, individualized exercises and activities to help you reach your goals, education on how to prevent further injury or pain, and instruction on proper posture, body mechanics and other lifestyle changes.
Do I need a referral from my doctor before attending Physical Therapy?
It depends on what health insurance plan you have and the state in which you live! In some states, direct access laws allow patients to be seen without a physician referral. Check with your health insurance company and local physical therapy clinics before scheduling an appointment.
What do I need to wear or bring with me?
You should dress in comfortable, loose clothing that allows you to move easily and doesn’t restrict circulation. Depending on your condition, your physical therapist may also recommend special shoes or a brace. You should also bring any paperwork related to your medical history, including x-rays, ultrasounds, and doctor’s notes.
Is there anything I can do before my appointment to prepare?
Yes! Make sure you arrive for your session well-rested so that you can give it your full attention and energy. It is also helpful if you keep track of how much pain medication (if any) you take prior to the appointment so that the physical therapist can adjust the intensity of treatment accordingly.
How long will my physical therapy sessions last?
Sessions typically last 30-60 minutes depending on your condition and the types of techniques used. Your physical therapist will give you an estimate when you first arrive for your appointment.
Are there any exercises I can do at home between appointments to help improve my condition?
Yes! Your physical therapist may provide specific exercise recommendations for you to try in between visits, which will help speed up your recovery and progress faster toward reaching your goals. It’s important to follow these carefully and always check with your PT before starting a new exercise program if you have any questions or concerns.
What if I have questions after my physical therapy session?
Your physical therapist should be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your treatment plan before and after each visit. You can also contact the clinic directly for further assistance. We want you to get the most out of every session!
Will insurance cover my physical therapy?
It depends on your insurance plan. Most plans cover some or all of the costs associated with physical therapy, but you should check with your provider to determine coverage and any associated fees.
How often will I need to attend physical therapy sessions?
The frequency of visits will depend on your individual goals and condition, but typically it is recommended that patients attend 2-3 times per week for a minimum of 4-6 weeks in order to maximize results. Your therapist will provide more details during your initial appointment.
How long will it take for me to see results?
Every person’s situation is unique; therefore the amount of time needed to reach goals varies. With commitment and dedication from both you and your physical therapist, you can expect to start seeing results within a few weeks. The more positive lifestyle changes you make, the faster your progress will be!
Will my physical therapist be able to answer any questions I have about my condition?
Yes! Your physical therapist should be available to discuss any concerns or questions you have regarding your condition or treatment plan. Don’t hesitate to bring up any issues that may arise during the course of therapy.
What if I feel too much pain during a session?
If at any time during your physical therapy session you experience increased pain, it’s important to let your therapist know so they can adjust the intensity or technique as necessary. Your therapist will work with you to make sure that treatment is comfortable and effective for you
How will I know when I no longer need physical therapy?
Your physical therapist should be able to provide guidance on when it is appropriate to stop attending physical therapy sessions based on your progress, goals, and overall health status. It’s important to listen to your therapist and continue with treatment until they feel you are ready to move on.