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Strengthening services offered in Sunnyvale and Kaufman, TX

Strengthening exercise uses resistance bands, weights, or your own body weight to target muscle groups and restore or improve their function. The team at Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute creates your personalized strengthening program based on your goals from their locations in Sunnyvale and Kaufman, Texas. Call the nearest office or schedule an appointment online for more information on strength training and physical therapy today.

Strengthening Q & A

What are strengthening exercises?

Strengthening exercises are movements you perform to restore or improve the strength of a joint or muscle group. Many injuries and certain conditions can weaken your muscles, so you can no longer use them as you did before. You might also go through a lengthy recovery period, making your muscles weaker and less functional.  

Strengthening exercises help you continue exercising, housework, your job, and other obligations that require those muscles. 

At Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute, the team might include strengthening exercises as part of your personalized physical therapy and rehabilitation program. The specific exercises you use depend on your targeted muscles and your goals, but common strengthening exercises include:

  • Using the weight of your body 
  • Weight lifting
  • Using a resistance band
  • Working against gravity 

You complete these exercises to overload your muscles to the point of fatigue. Not only do they make targeted muscles stronger, but they can increase your control over your muscles, increase stamina, reduce pain, and improve function. 

Which conditions and injuries benefit from strengthening exercises?

A wide variety of injuries and degenerative conditions can heal more effectively or have less of an impact on your function, thanks to targeted strengthening exercises. You might need strengthening exercises at Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute for:

  • Arthritis
  • Acute musculoskeletal injuries
  • Chronic or overuse musculoskeletal injuries
  • Surgery preparation
  • Surgery recovery 

The team adjusts the intensity of your exercises based on your abilities and goals. Your movements might change based on where you are in the recovery process. 

How long does it take to see improvement from strengthening exercises?

Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute personalizes your care plan according to your reasons for getting physical therapy, your age, and your abilities. There is no singular time frame for strengthening and rehabilitation, but the team may be able to give you an idea of your anticipated results based on your initial assessment. 

The team also tracks your progress in physical therapy as you complete strengthening exercises and other strategies so you can measure your improvements. 

Call Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute or schedule a physical therapy consultation to learn more about strengthening exercises today.