Knowing the differences between the types of strengthening movements and how to perform isotonic vs isometric exercises allows you to get the most benefit out of each style of training. Understanding how to change the the workload, range of motion, position, and not cause damage or pain to joints is imparative to your recovery.
There are several benefits to strengthening under the guidance of a physical therapist.
- Reduces body fat and increases lean body mass (muscle mass)
- Helps to keep bones dense and strong
- Increases energy levels
- Helps you to maintain correct posture
- Increases metabolism and helps to maintain weight
- Helps you to perform everyday tasks such as climbing stairs and lifting objects
- Reduces your risks of being injured
- Increases the strength of tendons and ligaments