Performing arts medicine is the treatment of medical conditions that affect musicians, singers, dancers, and actors from amateur to professional. Performers may have unique injuries and risks because of their occupation. The care is individualized and can range from physical therapy to psychological services. The ultimate goal is to prevent re-injury through patient education.
Personal training offers clients private workout sessions—typically one-on-one or in a very small group—with a certified personal trainer, who also designs each client a custom exercise program. Personal training helps clients achieve personal fitness goals, learn more about equipment and proper exercise technique, and stay motivated.
A pediatric sports injury is when a child or adolescent is injured from participating in sports. The injury can either occur suddenly in an accident, or can result over a longer period of time due to poor training or incorrect practice. Common sports injury in children are soft-tissue or head related.
Peripheral joint mobilization is a passive movement of a joint performed by a physical therapist or athletic trainer. The movement is controlled and slow enough that the patient can stop the movement at any point. The mobilization aims to restore the joint to it’s normal range of motion and decrease pain.
Pediatric speech therapy is the evaluation, prevention and treatment of disorders affecting speech, communication, and swallowing in children from birth to 18. Pediatric speech therapy can be used to treat common disorders in the pediatric population like dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) or phonological disorders (difficulty making sounds or sound patterns in speech).
Created in the 1990s by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez, Zumba is an aerobic fitness program. This Latin-inspired dance workout incorporates interval and resistance training. Aerobic exercise like Zumba reduces health risks, helps maintain healthy weight, strengthens your heart, and boosts your mood.
Pelvic health programs are designed specifically to treat patients faced with pelvic health issues or disorders. Common pelvic health issues include, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic organ prolapse, and human papillomavirus (HPV). In a pelvic health program, the patient can find relief with therapy, medication, or procedures.
Physiatry—a.k.a. physical medicine and rehabilitation—is the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries, neurological disorders, and severe impairments. Physiatry can be used to treat various common conditions, including low back pain, amputation, stroke, and traumatic brain injury.
Performance optimization is a training plan for athletes created (in response to specific test results) to shorten recovery time and enhance athletic performance. A training center—or physical therapy clinic—can evaluate an athlete’s functional state and other processes to formulate a specific training plan to optimize performance.
Performance enhancement improvement of your current athletic performance, whether it is through nutrition, knowledge, or preparation. It is a common misconception that performance enhancement is synonymous with using steroids, this is not the case. Performance enhancement is the application of any method, nutritional aid, procedure, mental or physical preparation used to enhance athletic performance.