I hope that all of you are doing well, staying active, and prepping for Christmas next week. I can't believe we're so close to Christmas and the end of another year, It seems to just go by quicker and quicker every year.
It's been a little while since my last post and I apologize for that, things have been a little crazy since the release of the book... I also recently have transitioned from part time in the PT clinic and part time Adaptive Fitness Training to just full time Adaptive Fitness Training. While I do love the Physical Therapy profession, the need is just too great for Adaptive Fitness Trainers, so I have dedicated myself to providing my services as an Adaptive Fitness Trainer full time and to reach as many people as possible.
It's been really cool to be able to help so many people locally and out of state, this has been the reason for my recent hiatus in my posting.
I come back though, with a great post! I think you all will benefit from this post and really think it will make you think about your fitness activity a bit differently after reading it. If you like it please comment below, Enjoy!
Why YOU should understand what Neuroplasticity is and how it can help you
Let's get past the terminology for a second, we'll come back to that.... the majority of my post stroke and spinal cord injury clients are usually coming to me because they want to walk better, get stronger, or improve their function.
They want to continue the benefits of their PT program, just one problem......
Physical Therapy is complete, and they have been discharged!
Some people will just wait until they are able to resume PT, others will do some exercise here and there, and some will hire a trainer.
Hiring a trainer is great, but...
Going to a trainer who does not have a background working with people who have disabilities is like driving in circles, they mean well but ultimately cannot design a program to benefit you to improve function.
They most likely will focus on things that you can do very well, while neglecting the more challenging activities that you cannot do or are too weak to perform efficiently.
This is where an Adaptive Fitness Trainer shines, as an Adaptive Fitness Trainer we are looking to maximize everything you;ve got. Communicating closely with your medical team (PT, OT, MD) We will do whatever we can in the safest manner possible to maximize your strength and improve your function by attacking your weakest points, attacking your nervous system, getting you to try to use as many muscles all at once as much as you can and doing this over and over and over again.
Now....lets go back to the term: Neuroplasticity. What is Neuroplasticity and how can it help you....
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