Post-therapy, Strengthening, Performance
Through adaptive training (AT) at the DASA Ability Gym, individuals with physical disabilities can enrich their quality of life after physical therapy.
- Once insurance will not cover any more therapy or you experience a plateau in therapy, you can come to us to continue an exercise program that will further enhance your strength and performance.
- When appropriate, an AT Ability Gym Therapist will follow up with your clinical therapist to collaborate on goal progression and specific restrictions in bracing or orthopedic needs.
Gym Setting: We work in a typical gym setting, with typical gym equipment. Our athletes use equipment that everyone else uses and that they most likely used pre-injury – this equipment isn’t “special” for them.
Being in a gym post-injury, or in a new environment that you have never been able to be successful in, provides as much psycho-social benefit as it does physical benefit. Not being in a clinical setting and succeeding with “normal” goals provides confidence and independence.
Post-therapy: An AT Ability Gym Therapist will establish goals with you and when appropriate, discuss with your medical care provider, O&P, and or coach/teacher way in which to further your success.
Strength Training: Specifically designed training programs and adaptive exercises for functional strength, endurance, and living skills. DASA AT programs rediscover and focus on the abilities you do have, and provide the community, adaptability, and motivation that will push you to reach your goals. Strength does not discriminate!
Performance: DASA therapists design a specialized training plan to help you achieve peak performance. We will create a sport-specific plan for goal achievement and aid in reaching that next step in your sport. “Athlete” is in the person!