Updated: Oct 12, 2021
CrossFit is one of the best forms of exercise individuals can participate in. CrossFit involves a combination of complex movements, Olympic lifting, endurance training, and functional training. In its name “Cross-Fit,” simulates a type of cross training that utilizes both anaerobic and aerobic systems while placing an emphasis on muscular strength and cardiovascular fitness.
However, it does have some limitations when it comes to other components of joint health like overuse injuries such as tendinopathies. While this is a phenomenal way to work many systems in an efficient manner, what it tends to neglect is mobility, how your joints move, joint health, and de-loading or muscular recovery.
As Physical Therapists, we are experts when it comes to how the body moves and what impairs the body from moving at its optimal level. With our analysis and screening techniques, we are able to detect limitations in body movement, where they are located, and how to address them. This can lead to an increase in performance, strength, and power while decreasing injury rate.
Physical Therapy can Improve your CrossFit Performance
Physical Therapists provide services to maximize recovery and prevent/manage overuse injuries. With our rehab techniques and modalities, we can use a wide range of techniques such as IASTM, cupping, compression boots, manual therapy, joint mobilization and more to keep your joints healthy and keep you at the top of your game.
Check out the Avion CrossFit Athlete Program to discover more about how we can maximize your body’s potential.