FREE HEALTH AND FITNESS CONSULTATION AT PHASE IV
Our Physical Therapists and Exercise Physiologists understand the special set of needs and goals you bring to the table. What will emerge from a health and fitness consultation will be an educated you, empowered by the knowledge and understanding of how your body performs best for life, sport, and recreation.
Structural Analysis by a Physical Therapist
A complete head to toe structural examination is performed by PHASE IV Physical Therapists; and they will evaluate your strength, flexibility, postural alignment, pronation, and supination foot function, leg length discrepancies and muscular imbalances. We use goniometers to measure joint range of motion, manual muscle testing to determine strength deficiences, and orthopedic testing to identify functional joint stability. In the process we render a picture of your current state of structural preparedness. This exam is the starting point for all PHASE IV Periodized Strength/Flexibility/Injury Prevention Programs designed to meet your goals for life and sport!
THE COMPLETE FORSTER STRUCTURE PROGRAM
The Complete Forster Structure Program© is the foundation of all of our personal training and exercise programs. The Forster Structure Program will bring your fitness to a peak as you progress through the comprehensive phases of Periodization training. Following your head-to-toe Structural Exam performed by a Physical Therapist, you will receive a personalized training program for your use at home or in your own fitness center, as well as four personal training sessions at PHASE IV to instruct you in core strength, posture exercises, Periodization weight training, stretching, and plyometric exercises specific to each phase. This program will start by providing the basic stretching and strengthening exercises required to prevent injury and provide the structural essentials to remain healthy and maintain joint function and stability. This will lead to efficiency and injury prevention for sport and general health. Delivered with the professional guidance of an experienced Sports Physical Therapist & Exercise Physiologist, this program includes the essential exercises necessary to achieve functional and balanced joint stability, advanced flexibility, and core strength.
PERSONAL TRAINING at PHASE IV
Unlike any typical gym, at PHASE IV Physical Therapists oversee all personal training sessions. Training experiences are supportive, effective, educational, and safe. Data collected from your Structural Examination, Consultation, and other assessments is utilized to customize your periodized Prescription fitness, conditioning, strength, and metabolic program; and every session is executed together with your PHASE IV certified exercise physiologist. EveryPersonal Training Session is designed to bring your fitness to a peak and meet your goals for health and sport. This is what PHASE IV does better than any one else; and why discerning coaches and clients continue to turn to PHASE IV to create prescription training programs for their world class athletes as well as recreational competitors, and anyone who believes fitness is a priority in their life.
PHASE IV STUDENT FITNESS ACADEMY WORLD CLASS TRAINING FOR STUDENT ATHLETES
Intense training schedules, pressures to be the best, and painful even fatal injuries prevent more than 3.5 million student athletes under age 15 from reaching their personal goals. PHASE IV is the leader in scientific health and fitness training programs for adolescents. Our programs are overseen by Physical Therapists, Exercise Physiologists & Credentialed Coaches. We utilize the most advanced scientific training technologies to gain an ethical performance edge. For more than 35 years our programs have provided students the critical foundation for all Jr. High School, High School, and NCAA sports programs. PHASE IV Fitness Academy for 13-18 Year olds is open to all skill levels:
- Builds strong bodies protected from injury
- Age-appropriate strength, flexibility, nutrition and cardio program to build the necessary foundation in core strength, joint stability, flexibility, power and speed applicable to all sports
- Proven to protect against injury, improves posture and performance
- Sports-specific Periodization training programs
- Nutrition programs A Sports Nutritionist will guide each athlete on how to properly fuel for their training and competitions
- Every student athlete in an individual program is evaluated by a Physical Therapist before being instructed in exercises
THE COMPLETE ONLINE FORSTER STRUCTURE PROGRAM©
Honed over the last thirty five years in the results driven world of elite athletics, and every day with clients just like you, we know that the essential foundation of exercise is the FORSTER STRUCTURE PROGRAM© Strength and Flexibility Training. The vital component of fitness is healthy resilient joints and muscles, with increasing flexibility and strength to adapt to life, sport, and aging. Flexibility: During exercise our muscles shorten; therefore, the connective tissue must be stretched to maintain full range of motion and good posture. As we age, connective tissue naturally tightens and begins to lead to functional limitations. These limitations lead to altered mechanics of the joint and eventually joint wearing (Arthritis). It is the one aspect of aging we can reverse. Discover the safest and most effective stretching techniques to help you perform better, prevent injury, improve your range of motion, and aid in your recovery from exercise. In this video you will learn:
- The safest and most effective stretches for each part of your body
- How to incorporate a safe and effective stretching routine into your active lifestyle
- The importance of stretching in developing healthy joints and muscles for life
- How stretching aids in the recovery process and helps to prevent injury
- The performance benefits of a proper stretching routine in sport and training
- How stretching improves your range of motion, improving athletic performance
Comprehensive METABOLIC TESTING Package
The specific goal of this Scientific Analysis is to determine how your body is currently wired to make energy and determine what type of personalized exercise prescription will shift your metabolism to better facilitate your goals (i.e., weight reduction, increased muscle mass, increased energy, reduction of risk factors, etc.). Utilizing the most advanced scientific technologies, PHASE IV Scientific Metabolic Fitness Testing provides a snapshot of exactly what energy production systems are operating well, and which are deficient. The information culled from this testing will shed light on the secrets of your personal physiology. This solves the diet and exercise puzzle keeping you from attaining the body you want and the performance goals you have only dreamt possible!
PHASE IV FUEL© Comprehensive Science Based Weight Management
All PHASE IV Weight managment programs begin with a Resting Metabolic Rate Test or RMR. This is the starting point for all science based nutrition programs designed to achieve optimum health and body weigh. The RMR test measures precisely how many calories your body requires to keep your metabolism revving and burning more calories all day. Consume less than this minimum number of calories and your metabolism becomes sluggish, going into an idle to conserve every calorie you consume and store more fat. With the RMR calculation we will determine the number of calories you need everyday to support your activities and address your weight management goals. These results will be used in conjunction with the necessary nutritional logs and questionnaires to provide a nutrition plan prescription. Our Science Based Weight Management Program is available online after the RMR results have been calculated.
PHASE IV FUEL© Nutritional Optimization
Exercise is only half the battle when it comes to achieving health, fitness, and body you desire. Food is the other. Just like with exercise, a science-based approach to what you put in your body and when you do, has a great effect on your ability to achieve your health and fitness goals. The PHASE IV approach to health and fitness involves guided exercise and an easy-to-follow, “close-to-the- earth” diet. Both are designed for one singular goal: metabolic efficiency—to make you a better butter burner. But where do you start? How DO YOU construct a dietary program that addresses your unique personal physiology, genetics, lifestyle, and metabolism? Our thorough understanding of the intricate synergistic relationship between nourishment, lifestyle, exercise and enhanced metabolic function, will result in a science based program that defines exactly how to fuel your body, and the exact calories you need to fuel your workouts and lifestyle while managing your weight goals. With PHASE IV individualized programs and support, you will achieve your goals and create the body you’ve always wanted!
PHASE IV FULL SEASON STRENGTH PROGRAM
Unlike any typical gym, at PHASE IV Physical Therapists oversee all personal training sessions. Training experiences are supportive, effective, educational, and safe. Data collected from your Structural Examination and other assessments is utilized to customize your Periodization strength and flexibility conditioning program, and are performed individually with your trainer. This FULL SEASON STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY conditioning program will bring your fitness to a peak as you progress through the phases of Periodization Training. You will receive a Structural Examination performed by a Physical Therapist and four personal training sessions to instruct you in core strength, posture exercises, Periodization weight training, stretching and plyometric exercises specific to each phase. Your program is designed to peak your fitness to meet your goals for health and sport. This is what PHASE IV does better than any one else, and why discerning coaches and clients continue to turn to PHASE IV to create strength and flexibility training programs for their world class athletes as well as recreational competitors, and anyone who believes fitness a priority in their life.
PHASE IV Run Gait Analysis
Few people would take up tennis or golf without first taking some lessons from a pro. Most runners, however, mistakenly think that because running is a basic human function, and since we all did it as children, we do not need to be taught how to run. While it’s true that the human body has evolved to be an efficient running machine able to cover long distances with a well-honed economy of motion, our civilized life style has robbed us of the built in efficiencies that evolution provided. Our muscles have shortened and weakened, our joints have tightened, and movements have become corrupted by hours of sitting and a lack of stretching. To exploit the gifts that evolution has given us, we need to learn to run in a way that benefits energy conservation and keeps us protected from injury. The PHASE IV Gait Analysis is performed by Physical Therapists with expertise in joint function, human movement patterns, and in the myriad of ways that runners get hurt. We will video your stride frequency, knee rise, foot and leg position at foot strike, and upper body carriage to identify bio-mechanical deficiencies and correct them. We will assess whether your shoes are appropriate for your mechanics and provide you with drills to maximize your efficiency and increase your speed.