Our Performance Center is Baltimore's premiere triathlete training facility, offering state-of-the-art equipment, professional guidance, and a variety of performance services. Experience physical performance beyond a training program.
Our Performance Center offers a variety of services for novice to elite athletes, including:
- VO2 Max Testing
- Metabolic Testing (RMR)
- Lactate Testing (coming soon)
- Run Gait Video Analisis
- Swim Analysis
- Aquabilt Treadmill
- Race Programming
- Sports Massage Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutrition/Training/Sports Performance Seminars & Workshops
Contact Us regarding bike and treadmill VO2 testing and consultations. You can rely on our top of the line Cardio Coach CO2 unit from Korr Medical for reliable metabolic measurements. Find your accurate training zones and baseline your fitness now so you can avoid needless overtraining and injury risk. At our Performance Center you can expect the highest quality testing and consultation to make the most of your metabolic testing. Therapists from Physical Therapy First will perform the testing and assist you in using the results to reach your goals.
We welcome cycling, running and triathlon coaches to partner with us to offer your clients a superior training and coaching service. You and your clients can also benefit from our performance center programs including TACX training systems, Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy offering ART, ASTYM, medical dry needling, and training/recovery on the Aquabilt water treadmill in our Fluidswim pool. Call us today and we can discuss how we can partner to keep your clients healthy and racing.
Improve your time, Maximize Workout.
VO2 Max is the measure of an individual's maximum capacity to transport and utilize oxygen during exercise. Our VO2 Max test measures key data including peak VO2, anaerobic threshold, and the precise amount of calories burned at all exercise heart rate levels. This data can be used as the foundation for customized exercise programs that truly meet the needs of the individual.
An oxygen-measuring mask is attached to the athlete while they are exercising on a treadmill or on a stationary cycle. The athlete is then submitted through increasingly more strenuous exercise while measuring their rate of oxygen use.
VO2 max capacity is more than simply knowing how much oxygen is used. It is a basic benchmark of athletic capacity. Empower yourself with the ability to meet your fitness goals efficiently and safely with no unnecessary fatigue or wasted time.
LEARN HOW TO BE EFFECTIVE!
Measuring Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) helps when constructing personalized weight loss programs and will offer you a more effective way to manage caloric intake.
Everyone's metabolism and caloric needs are different. Your body's metabolism is affected by factors such as genetics, age, gender, height, and activity. After our test, you will learn:
- How many calories you can consume without gaining weight
- What caloric deficit is required to lose weight
- Your personal metabolic requirements
- How many calories from exercise should be included in a balanced weight loss program
- How many calories are burned from fat compared to carbohydrates
Click the link below from Lava Magazine to find out how understanding your personal RMR will benefit you.http://lavamagazine.com/training/triathlon-foundations-creating-a-solid-nutrition-plan#axzz1DxKslX8E
Improve running efficiency, injury prevention and overall performance enhancement...
One 30-minute session includes: foot screening, orthotic evaluation, high speed video gait analysis, flexibility and strength assessment, and custom running shoe recommendations.
Musculoskeletal evaluation and multidirectional swimstroke assessment in Fluid Swim resistance pool. Swim coach analysis and feedback, personalized drill program to address stroke defects and improve efficiency.
Exercising on an Aquabilt allows you to fully exercise ALL of the muscles of the leg; whereas, traditional treadmills simply force you to keep up with a moving surface, which only uses a subset of your muscles. This is why serious runners and triathletes prefer running outside over training on a treadmill. Exercising in water both increases resistance and significantly reduces impact versus exercising on land. Thus, the Aquabilt can burn more calories in less time and is safer for rehabilitating injuries and for serious athletes who want to improve conditioning without additional wear and tear on joints and the musculo-skeletal system.
If your physician has recommended you lower your blood pressure and/or cholesterol, or maybe suggested you shed a few pounds, we can assist you in setting and achieving your goals. We offer special programs for walkers, runners, triathletes, cyclists, fitness enthusiasts, women in pre and post partum, and those who are interested in improving their overall bill of health. Whether you have just begun walking or you are participating in your first 5K, PTF can assist you in setting and achieving your goals.
You worked hard to get to where you are...don't let an injury stop you.
Resolve Chronic Injuries at Physical Therapy First. If you are experiencing symptoms such as, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinosis, IT Band Syndrome, Shin Splints, Knee Pain, or Hip Pain, Physical Therapy First's featured treatments will allow you to continue to train while you heal.
ASTYM (A-Stim) treatment is a dramatically different way to treat overuse injuries that affect triathletes. Rather than just treat symptoms, the ASTYM process zeroes in on the underlying physiology responsible for injuries. The treatment stimulates the return of healthy tissue, allowing you to stay active.
Dry Needling Treatment
With its modern approach to the classic art, you can expect: fast relief of pain from myofascial trigger points, stimulation of the bodies natural healing responses to boost immunity, improved healing response in cases of tendonosis and tendonitis, and improved recovery to avoid overtraining syndrome. This is an evidence-based approach to needling therapy.
Active Release Techniques, ART
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses their hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
- Treatment is fast - Most patients experience pain relief and a faster recovery after the first session, with a typical course of treatment lasting only weeks.
- You get to stay active - During these therapies you are actually encouraged to continue normal activities. You can still go to work and stay in your sport or favorite activity without having to take time off from your life while you heal.
- No medication
- Insurance-covered -The cutting-edge treatments we offer are well supported by medical research and recognized by medical insurance carriers.
- Treatments really fix the problem - ASTYM, ART and Dry Needling don't just treat the symptoms or hide a problem with a temporary solution. Instead, all help the body to heal properly and completely by stimulating the natural healing process.