Strength training, sometimes referred to as resistance training, refers to a specialized method of conditioning that involves the progressive use of assorted resistive loads and a variety of training modalities intended to promote health, fitness, and sport specific performance. Strength training is using muscular force against resistance. Muscles adapt to any type of resistance. The resistance can be a heavy object, one’s own body weight, elastic resistance from bands, or other types of machine resistance from pulleys or hydraulics. The heavy object could be a kettlebell, free weight, log, beer keg, rock, another person — anything that has mass.
One pound equals one pound regardless of whether the pound is fat or muscle. Muscle is denser and therefore takes up a smaller amount of space per pound than fat. Some scientists estimate that the "space" that one pound of muscle occupies is about 22% less than one pound of fat! The important thing about strength training is the change in body composition. The body doesn’t turn fat into muscle. You will gain muscle and most likely decrease body fat even if your body weight stays the same. In our experience, people might drop a size or two after they have been strength training for a couple of months because their body shape has changed for the better. If your goal in starting strength training is to gain weight, we recommend you increase the number of calories you are consuming.
Absolutely! Resistance training should be done for any fitness objective and has particular benefits to weight loss goals. Performing resistance training will help you burn more calories during and for the time following the workouts. A good nutrition plan goes hand in hand with your training regime. With the right resistance training program, you’ll improve posture, endurance, and strength; and reduce the risk of injury.
Most likely you will be able to participate in strength training; however, this is a decision you must make in consultation with your doctor or health care provider. Discuss your specific conditions and goals with your physician so that he or she can make any necessary recommendations. Research has shown that individuals with chronic but stable medical conditions including osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and the frail elderly can benefit significantly from strength training.
No! We can usually see you within 24 - 48 hours, although evening appointments are busier.
First appointments take about 30-45 minutes and include a full assessment and treatment; follow up appointments take approximately 30 minutes.
No! You can make an appointment without a referral from you doctor although some insurance companies require you a referral so your sessions are covered. Check with your insurance company if you have any questions
Payment is made after each treatment either by cheque, cash or debit or credit card.
Every patient and condition is different and during your first assessment your therapist will outline your treatment and discuss the number of treatments expected.
We have dedicated free parking directly outside the clinic with easy level access. Please see our Contact page for more details of how to get here/
Please wear or bring shorts/track bottoms and T-shirt/sleeveless top (the body part to be treated needs to be accessible. There are changing facilities, free lockers and showers for your use if you require them.
At The Performance Clinic we are committed to ensuring the best standards of practice in all our activities. Visitors to our Clinic can be assured that the protection of privacy and confidentiality are given the highest priority. All personal information is collected, held and used in strict compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
All Chartered Physiotherapists are covered by the insurance companies. Refer to your plan for specific details as it does differ between the companies and plan levels. Usually this is part of your outpatient expenses