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The KOR Physical Therapy July '16 Newsletter

CrossFit: Strength and Conditioning 

CrossFit is a high intensity training regimen that is characterized by workouts that are short, intense, and constantly varied. Several slightly elevated risks for injury have been reported in relation to CrossFit exercises, but applying proper strength training and conditioning principles as well as maintaining good form can reduce the risk of injury and help CrossFit enthusiasts remain active and healthy.

Strategies That Reduce the Risk of Injury

One of the main reasons that CrossFit enthusiasts sustain injuries is due to the improper execution of certain exercises. In particular, CrossFit athletes must learn how to consistently use the proper form and build muscle memory as these are key factors that promote enhanced performance and decrease the occurrence of serious injuries.

Any form of pain that occurs during, immediately after, or even a few days following a CrossFit activity indicates that the exercise was not executed properly.

Receiving Physical Therapy is also a useful approach that not only helps individuals recover in a shorter time period, but ensures that they will learn how to utilize proper form in order to prevent future injuries and avoid re-injuring the same area.

Our Physical Therapists are dedicated to developing smart programming that takes each client’s particular training regimen into consideration. Strength and conditioning is an essential aspect of Crossfit training that the Physical Therapists at The KOR Physical Therapy can also help you focus on improving so that you can enjoy this high-intensity sport and experience the health benefits, such as improved body composition, without being interrupted by an unnecessary injury. Call The KOR Physical Therapy at 503-937-0090 to learn more about how our services can greatly benefit you.

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We are very excited to announce The KOR Physical Therapy is now a part of ATI Physical Therapy. What does this mean for you? Not much is going to change. The same high-level of care, the same access to your Licensed, Physical Therapist who has a doctorate degree and the same access to the best facilities in the area. The only change will be in the form of billing notices, which will have the same normal fees that apply for your insurance. We'll fill you in at your next visit and help you understand these minor changes. We appreciate partnering with you!

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