Fitness

Continuing Therapy Through Fitness

The Progressive Physical Therapy (PPT) fitness program, Continuing Therapy Through Fitness, is geared towards those who are ending physical therapy, have had physical therapy in the past, or have special physical/medical conditions, including but not limited to: arthritis, diabetes, obesity, fibromyalgia, joint replacements, muscle injuries, ligament reconstruction, back or extremities issues, orthopedic surgeries, flexibility and balance problems.

In addition, we are the only physical therapy clinic in the Washington, D.C. metro area offering a comprehensive exercise program for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

The PPT Difference

We do not use a "one-fits-all" approach to fitness. Each program is designed by a physical therapist to address your individual needs. Our staff is extensively trained in rehabilitation, exercise science, body mechanics, and physical therapy. They continually review your We have a full gym equipped with a variety of cardio and weight training machines, and free weights.

Our Fitness Program

Our fitness program follows the guidelines of the American College of Sports Medicine. Includes a one-time fitness consultation comprised of:

  • A musculoskeletal evaluation by a physical therapist.
  • An individual program designed by a physical therapist.
  • A fitness set-up.
  • Waiver of a one-time fitness consultation fee for those transitioning from PPT's physical therapy.
  • No annual contract. Fees are paid monthly.
Check with your employer or insurance company for fitness program coverage.

Our Osteoporosis Exercise Program

  • One-on-One Consultation. It includes:
    • A review of proper form and technique.
    • Implementation of new exercises into routine.
    • Weight adjustments to ensure progression.
    • Addressing any concerns regarding the exercise regime.

    Our Other Programs

    • One-on-One Personal Training
    • MedX® Maintenance Program
    • Medical Exercise Program. It includes:
      • An evaluation and an individual program designed by a physical therapist.
      • A weekly supervised visit.
      • A free weekly unsupervised visit.
      • Option to add the MedX® rehabilitation equipment to the program.

      Benefits of Strength Training

      Fitness

      • Strength training can be very powerful in reducing the signs and symptoms of numerous diseases and chronic conditions, among them: arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, back pain, and depression.
      • Strengthening exercises, when done properly and through the full range of motion, increase a person's flexibility and balance, which decrease the likelihood and severity of falls, which translates to fewer fractures.
      • Strength training is important for cardiac health because heart disease risk is lower when the body is leaner. The American Heart Association recommends strength training as a way to reduce risk of heart disease and as a therapy for patients in cardiac rehabilitation programs.
      • Strength training has been shown to be just as potent, if not more potent, as medications for the following conditions: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis pain, glucose control, depression, and improved sleep quality.
      • Strength training is crucial to weight control, because individuals who have more muscle mass have a higher metabolic rate. Strength training can provide up to a 15% increase in metabolic rate, which is enormously helpful for weight loss and long-term weight control.
      • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)