At RAW, our number one priority is that we keep our clients 100% injury-free
Most people have sustained injuries from following either a poorly planned program or performing exercises with the wrong technique. We work towards rehabilitating those injuries in order to help you achieve your fitness goals in the shortest amount of time possible.
Our goal for all injury rehabilitation clients is for you to have the ability to perform all basic human movements (Squat, Single leg squat, Hip Hinge, Vertical Push, Horizontal Row, Carry) with a full range of motion and pain-free. We also want to make sure that you can perform those movements without fatiguing too early, as a breakdown in technique will increase the chances of injuries.
We then design individualised strength training programs for injury rehabilitation.
Regular strength training will increase body strength, power, muscle mass, improve your body composition, and increase your metabolism.
Strength training can also reduce the incidence of musculoskeletal injuries.
Regular strength training can help reduce chronic pain, such as back pain caused by overuse injuries.
As long as it is performed with enough intensity and frequency, strength training will Increase Bone Density as bone is a living tissue. Strong bone density is especially important in older adults to avoid injury from a fall.
Strength training or low speed, low impact resistance training offers the most osteogenic response and increased bone density and strength, compared to other forms of training such as running, jumping or cardiovascular exercise.
Connective Tissue is made up of Tendons and Ligaments with the primary fibre of connective tissue being called collagen.
Studies have shown that performing Resistance Training at the right intensity, using an adequate load and frequency will increase absolute collagen content and improve the strength and thickness of connective tissues.
We also know that there is a direct relationship between muscle size and connective tissue strength. The only way to induce muscle hypertrophy or increase muscle size is by performing resistance training to muscular failure using adequate load.
Using “light” weights will not increase muscle size, connective tissue strength and increase bone mass.
Having more muscular and robust connective tissue and muscle mass will drastically reduce incurring injuries and chronic pain.
Regular Strength Training can relieve Chronic Back Pain. Improved core muscular endurance ensures that the lower back muscles are more resistant to fatigue.
Many of the movements that we take for granted when we are young become harder to perform as we age.
This is due to Sarcopenia or muscle loss related to the normal process of aging. As a result, people become less and less active, which accelerates the aging process.
Following a well-designed strength training program will improve Core Musculature Strength and endurance. The major core muscles include the anterior and posterior core muscles.
These muscles are responsible for keeping the spine stable while performing daily activities or playing sports. Keeping the core muscles strong and engaged will drastically reduce the chances of incurring a back injury.