How Personal Athletic Training Can Help High School Students

Athletic Training | Fitness

The new season is starting up, and your goal is to take your athletic training more seriously than ever this year. The coach has already begun scheduling optional conditioning workouts, and you are going to attend every single one. But there is something more you can do to take your fitness abilities to the next level. With that said, there are several important benefits to adding athletic training to your existing practice schedule. 

Technique

The single most important thing you can learn from an athletic trainer is proper technique. Learning good form will set a solid foundation moving forward in any sports or physical activities you do. In addition, proper technique has other benefits, including:

  • Being more aware of body and body positioning
  • Understanding how the body moves
  • Knowing how to use the body and improve it
  • Building good fitness habits

Individualized

Even with individual sports such as tennis, the coach still has to worry about coordinating the practices for the entire team. Drills and exercises are conducted at a team level, and individual help can be hard to get. Athletic training can provide the kind of one-on-one or small group attention that can help unlock your potential. Flaws in form can be addressed. If there is a certain ability or skill that you want to spend extra time on, the trainer is here to help you do that.

Expertise

Unfortunately, the credentials of a high school coach can vary greatly. While some coaches may be experts in the sport they coach, others may have just enjoyed playing in high school and have volunteered to be the coach. This is not a knock on volunteer coaches; it’s great that they are willing to dedicate this extra time. 

But athletic training with a physical therapist will guarantee you will be training with an expert in their field. Physical therapists earn a bachelor’s degree and go on to achieve a masters or doctoral degree in physical therapy. You are certain to have an expert’s perspective if you train with our team.

The staff at Continuum Wellness are master motivators, but the results will still come down to the effort put forth by the individual. If you or a family member are curious to learn more about athletic training through Continuum Wellness, contact us today to set up your initial consultation.