Getting Ready for Football Season

As the summer starts to wind down, football teams everywhere are starting to take the field. During a regular football practice, you will run sprints, do agility drills, bench presses, and vertical jumps. But how can you help get your athlete prepared for these daily workouts and avoid the injuries they could sustain? With physical therapy!

Endurance Training
Many athletes will tell you that one of the biggest tests you will go through during football tryouts and training is endurance. One of the biggest things that will test your endurance is running. You will have to run long distances in a short amount of time in order to play the game. During your athlete’s next sports medicine endurance training session, talk with your physical therapist about some at home training exercises for you to build up your training.

Sports Performance Enhancement
The next program that will help your athlete with their football season will be sports performance enhancement training. This program will help increase performance on the field, overall health, and general wellbeing. It will also help with self-esteem and confidence. We will help your athlete develop mobility, flexibility, core strength, power, agility, balance, and coordination. We will assess your athlete’s needs and make sure they can achieve everything they want to do while on the field.

Why Choose Life Fitness Physical Therapy?
Our services will help your athlete learn how to avoid injury on the field and help them gain the endurances needed to be successful not only in football but in life. Our physical therapists will help build their confidence as well as their athletic abilities. These training methods have been developed by Sports Medicine Physical Therapists to help your athlete with their specific needs. Our programs will help improve every aspect of your child’s life to help them prepare for their first football season on the field. For many athletes, our training programs can help them improve and can even keep them from experiencing injury while on the field. Failing to train properly is one of the main causes of muscle overexertion or by not taking care of their head and muscles properly.

Contact Us to Learn More About Physical Therapy and Medical Disorders
If you’d like to schedule an appointment to help with your aches and paints, call Life Fitness Physical Therapy today at 410-368-1026, or find a location close by. If you’d like more information about what to expect on your first visit with us, please check out our Patient Information page.

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