Exercise Daily – Functional Training

November 14, 2012 by Andy Hosenfeld

How many times in a day do you find yourself picking something up using a curling motion with your bicep doing all the lifting? The answer is probably not very often.

Functional training is a type of exercise that aims to mimic the motions used in everyday activities by engaging several muscle groups at once. That’s because perhaps outside of opening and closing a door, most of what we do on a daily basis does not involve moving a weighted object on a track with a set path.

Since functional training exercises emphasize using muscles together in synergy, it can be a useful tool when recovering from a back injury or surgery. Doctors wouldn’t advise their patients to do heavy lifting right after surgery, and as such, it is appropriate to ease your back into normal activity by giving it some help from your other muscles before placing too much strain on it. Incorporating an exercise regimen that emphasizes functional training is a good way to rehab those muscles during the recovery process.

Regardless of whether you are a senior citizen, stay-at-home mom, marathon runner or bodybuilder, if you’ve suffered a back injury, the staff at Apple Health & Wellness can provide you with the resources you need to put together an exercise program that will get you back on track. Our highly trained staff of physical therapists can put you on an exercise regimen that can strengthen your muscles without causing you to over-exert or reinjure yourself.

Apple Health & Wellness is a multidisciplinary clinic that emphasizes total body wellness and provides patients with innovative, proven solutions that help them achieve their healthcare goals. The Knoxville-based clinic integrates chiropractic, physical therapy and rehabilitation, medical care and podiatry to deliver the best patient outcomes.

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