A triathlon is one of the most difficult physical activities you can put your body through. Competing in a triathlon requires high levels of endurance, strength, flexibility and mental ability. Many triathletes know that participating in a triathlon requires a ton of training. However, you may not be aware of the benefits of physical therapy for providing top-level triathlon training.
Armor Physical Therapy has been providing top-quality physical rehabilitative care and training for patients across Southern Michigan. Our clinics feature state-of-the-art equipment that is used by our licensed physical therapists to help athletes maintain top physical form. We are proud to have the only Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy in southwest Michigan, so you can expect our team to provide excellent service for your triathlon training needs.
How does physical therapy help athletes prepare for a triathlon?
At Armor Physical Therapy, our physical therapists have all spent years learning about the anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and neurology of the human body. Our physical therapists know the human body well and can help provide high-quality assistance with your triathlon training.
Triathlons require you to have discipline in swimming, biking and running. Each of these activities uses different muscles in a variety of ways and demands a great deal of endurance.
During your physical therapy appointment, your physical therapist should be able to perform a total physical assessment and develop a personalized training plan to focus on helping your muscles and ligaments for these activities grow stronger and more flexible.
As part of your training, your physical therapist may provide help with:
- Exercises and stretches for improving strength and flexibility
- Coordination techniques for improving your balance
- Nutritional guidance for providing the best fuel for your body’s performance
- And more
Would you like to speak with a physical therapist about help with meeting your triathlon goals? Contact Armor Physical Therapy today to schedule your first appointment and discover how physical therapy can improve your triathlon training.