It was once believed that resistance training in pre-adolescents and adolescents was too dangerous and could cause injury, but the current consensus from exercise scientists and clinicians is that youth resistance training is beneficial. Strength gains through resistance training in children is more due to factors such as increased motor unit activation, and changes in motor unit coordination, recruitment and firing rather than muscle hypertrophy. This correlates to reduced sports and recreational injuries as well as improvement in motor skills and sports performance.
At King Physical Therapy & Fitness our fitness staff, physical therapists, and exercise scientists will develop a program specifically for your child whether their goals are sports related or general wellness. We will introduce resistance training gradually and will monitor your child to minimize and prevent injuries. We currently have a 1600 square foot area dedicated to our youth speed and personal training. Please call or stop in to one of our two locations for more information. We also offer special group and team rates.