Athletic Performance Enhancement | ALTA Physical Therapy & Pilates
ALTA’s world-class Athletic Performance Enhancement program is part of why we’re one of the leading physical therapy clinics in Boulder, CO. Our therapists will take the time to understand your goals, evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, and design a custom treatment plan to help you optimize your performance.
What is Athletic Performance Enhancement?
Simply put, Athletic Performance Enhancement is a strategy that will help you unlock your full athletic potential. Whether you’re training for the Bolder Boulder, trying to keep up with your husband on the moguls, or just hoping to return to your sport without another injury, ALTA’s Athletic Performance Enhancement is a great fit for you.
To achieve peak performance, you need strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, agility, and coordination. Our Colorado specialists will identify any deficits in each of these areas and then craft a custom treatment plan to help you correct them.
Athletic Performance Enhancement will help you realize your potential, making you:
- More competitive
- More agile
- More coordinated
How Can ALTA Help You?
Let’s take a look at some examples.
- Perhaps an athlete is a skier, performing pre-season conditioning to ready herself for the Colorado slopes. She’s strengthened her legs through weight training, but she’s neglected the core muscles of the abdomen and lower back, and she has balance deficits. When ski season arrives, she feels stronger, but she still has problems with the moguls. Without addressing balance and core strength, the moguls will always be a challenge for her.
- Now let’s consider a different scenario: a runner logging 35 miles per week to prepare for the Bolder Boulder. His endurance is improving, but his feet overpronate, causing him to lose power with each stride. This overpronation — excessive collapsing of the arches — is also responsible for the pain he feels in his lower back and right knee after a long run.
These athletes have something in common. For them, at least one piece of the puzzle is missing, preventing them from reaching their performance goals on the slopes or at the track. The professional team at ALTA can help you uncover the missing puzzle piece for your performance, making you faster, stronger, and better at your sport. It can mean the difference between barely crossing the finish line and being at the head of the pack.
If you’re ready to find that missing puzzle piece, make an appointment with ALTA’s performance enhancement team today.