How Does Physical Therapy Help You Train for a Triathlon?

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A triathlon is a physically demanding event that challenges your physical and mental strength. If you’re thinking about participating in a triathlon, then you’ve considered the challenges you’ll face, but you may not have a training routine yet.

For optimal training, you should seek professional guidance from a physical therapist like those at Armor Physical Therapy. Running more or swimming more may go some length in helping you train for a triathlon, but professional guidance could really help you prepare.

Why do you need professional training for a triathlon?

Each event in the triathlon — running, swimming and biking — uses your muscles and joints in different ways. A well-rounded training plan will focus on improving your ability to take part in all three areas.

A comprehensive training plan requires time and motivation to a routine. Adhering to routine is important because over-training in one area may cause slack performance in the others.

Why see a physical therapist for triathlon training?

At Armor Physical Therapy, we can develop a personalized training routine that meets you where you’re apt to focus on taking your physical ability to the next level. This means that whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned marathon runner who’s looking for the next level of challenge, you can benefit from physical therapy.

If you dream of participating in a triathlon but feel you’re too old or unfit, don’t dismiss the idea. Physical therapy helps you by:

  • Guiding you through exercises that strengthen and stretch the muscles and ligaments
  • Helping you improve your balance
  • Educating you on nutritional needs to help you develop a diet that delivers vital nutrients to your body
  • Monitoring your gait and developing recommendations on techniques and support based on your running pattern

Come to Armor Physical Therapy for triathlon training

The team at Armor Physical Therapy is passionate about helping athletes of all levels reach their goals. Whether you want to be one of the first to finish or if you just want to make it to the finish line, you can benefit from triathlon training at Armor Physical Therapy.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for other athletic training needs either. We offer many more athletic training services, including golf performance training and training for those in the performance arts.  

Would you like to speak with a physical therapist at Armor Physical Therapy about training for an upcoming triathlon or another physically challenging event? Contact us today to find out how we can help you.