Power

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pow·er
NOUN

1 : the ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality.
2 : physical strength and force exerted by something or someone.
synonyms: strength · powerfulness · might · force · forcefulness · mightiness

VERB

move or travel with great speed or force.
synonyms: power · propel · move · push

 

What is POWER?

POWER, with respect to the rehabilitation and training process at Streamline Sports Physical Therapy, is the ability to use the newly acquired mobility, stability, and strength to produce an efficient force of movement in any given functional movement pattern. Power is obviously very important to all athletes in all sports but is also important for everyday movements and functional activities. POWER is the most complex of all, requiring the stabilization and control of mobility in all joints in unison and sequence, as well as strength within the stable coordinated movements in a given time. Because every patient is unique, the strategies they use to develop power is also unique and requires individualized techniques of training and teaching. Within athletics, sport-specific power development is often the final stage of rehabilitation, but also one of the most important. If an athlete doesn’t learn how to be powerful within his or her new and improved movement patterns, he or she will not be an effective athlete, and will often revert back to previous movement strategies in order to develop power. As a result, it is vital that all athletes, whether it be competitive or recreational, receive the skilled training at SSPT to develop power within their improved movement strategies and functional abilities.

At STREAMLINE SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY, methods of restoring and regaining POWER include:

  • Continued stability training within higher speed movement patterns
  • Higher speed movement retraining
  • Strength training within higher speed functional movements
  • Sport-specific movement retraining and application to the specific sport environment