Experiencing pain or undergoing surgery can be scary, but proper rehabilitation increases your chance of a complete recovery. At Liberty Rehabilitation & Wellness in Garden City, New York, board-certified physical therapist Dr. Josh Lee assists you with endurance training to speed up your recovery. Call Liberty Rehabilitation & Wellness to schedule an appointment, or book one online today.
Endurance training is a form of exercise that increases strength and cardiovascular endurance during rehabilitation after an injury or surgery. While strength training often involves lifting heavier weights, endurance training uses lots of repetitions with light resistance and fewer breaks between sets.
Cardiovascular exercise is a form of endurance training that Dr. Lee may recommend as part of your rehabilitation program. He may have you complete aerobic exercises in water, walk on a treadmill, or use a stationary bike to increase your strength and endurance.
The benefits of endurance training are endless and include:
In addition to your in-office sessions, Dr. Lee provides you with exercises and stretches you’ll practice at home to enhance your healing and reduce pain after an injury or surgery.
The specific rehabilitation you’ll complete with Dr. Lee depends on the type of pain or injury you’re experiencing, but you can expect a few general elements during your physical therapy sessions.
Dr. Lee works with you to strengthen the muscles and joints surrounding your injury, so you can get back on your feet and resume your day-to-day activities as quickly as possible. He may use a therapy band for added resistance during endurance training, or he may have you complete aerobic exercises.
Stretching increases your range of motion after an injury, aids in healing, and can reduce pain. Dr. Lee helps you complete various stretches at his physical therapy office and educates you on stretches to perform at home.
Dr. Lee may use myofascial release or other manual manipulation techniques to break up tight muscles or scar tissue. This technique helps ease muscle pain and helps you relax.
In some cases, Dr. Lee may also recommend a brace, splint, or Kinesio tape® to enhance your recovery, give you added support and prevent future injuries.
If you’re ready to reap all of the benefits endurance training offers, call Liberty Rehabilitation & Wellness to schedule an appointment or book one online.