shutterstock_120274123.jpegThe new year is almost here, and many of us are ready to look forward to an improved 2022. But if (like many Americans) a renewed interest in fitness is among your New Year’s Resolutions, it can be difficult to begin that journey by yourself. Most people see improved results when working with others, especially a professional whose primary goal is to help you reach yours.

At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, we’re proud to offer our patients severalFitness Enhancement Programs designed to suit their individual goals and help them reach peak performance using safe, effective techniques. Here’s a closer look at each of these programs and what they can do for you:

Fitness Assessment Program

The Fitness Assessment Program is designed to help you create a specific fitness plan that will help you achieve your individual goals as an athlete, recreational athlete, post-rehab from surgery or injury, or just someone who wants to be fit. 

When you participate in the Fitness Assessment Program, a licensed athletic trainer or physical therapist will sit down with you to discuss your goals. A thorough evaluation of your strength, flexibility, posture and gait will be assessed. Using these metrics, they’ll help you develop a personalized plan to help your body perform the way you want it to.

Runners Program

If you’re a runner looking to optimize your performance and minimize your risk of injury, the Runners Program at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists is for you. Our Runners Program is operated by a physical therapist or athletic trainer who has years of experience in treating runners, whether they run recreationally or consider it their serious sport. 

During the program, this professional will conduct:

  • Evaluations of your current running program
  • Education on appropriate footwear for runners
  • Assessment of strength, flexibility and gait mechanics
  • Video gait analysis 
  • A customized exercise program to help you perform your best

Our program focuses on flexibility, strength, and balance, and runners will learn the best ways to prevent common running injuries from a medical professional in the field.

ACL Injury Prevention Program

An injury of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can be one of the most devastating types of sports injuries for an athlete to endure. Barrington Orthopedic Specialists created The ACL Injury Prevention Program in order to help athletes learn to prevent those injuries while on the field. 

Our ACL Injury Prevention Program is performed by a physical therapist with years of experience rehabilitating sports medicine injuries, and those who participate will be instructed in an exercise program focused on strength, flexibility, squatting mechanics, jumping, landing mechanics, and agility drills.

Overall Wellness Improvement

Each Fitness Enhancement Program we’ve created at BOS has been developed to help patients reach their fitness goals in a way that works for them, specifically. By collecting data, understanding your medical history, and working directly with you to have an ear on your individual needs, our sports medicine specialists, physical therapists, and athletic trainers can assist you in working toward peak performance and an overall improvement in your wellbeing.

Achieve Your Fitness Goals with Barrington Orthopedic Specialists

If your New Year’s Resolution is about getting fit, losing weight, addressing chronic pain, or even just feeling better in your body, the professionals at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists are here to help you.

To schedule an appointment for aFitness Enhancement Program, contact our Rehabilitation Department at (847) 885-0078.

To be scheduled with a physician at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, contact our office at (847) 285-4200 orschedule online here.

For urgent needs when our physician’s offices are closed, visit ourImmediate Orthopedic Care (IOC) in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can making health and wellness resolutions positively impact my life?

Making health and wellness resolutions can lead to improved physical health, mental health, increased energy levels, better sleep, and overall improved quality of life. Additionally, research shows that setting and achieving goals can have a positive impact on mental well-being, leading to personal growth and increased self-confidence.

Can I set a healthy New Year's resolution for my overall health?

Yes. Setting a healthy New Year's resolution for your overall health can be achieved by focusing on creating sustainable lifestyle changes rather than quick fixes. This can include setting achievable and specific goals related to better diet quality, incorporating regular physical activity into your routine, and prioritizing self-care and mental well-being. It only takes a few minutes each day to make small but impactful changes that can lead to positive improvements in your overall health.

How can I stick to my New Year's resolution to lose weight?

To help stick to your New Year's resolutions, it can be helpful to set achievable and specific goals, create a plan, track your progress, and seek support from friends or professionals. It's also important to focus on making sustainable lifestyle changes rather than quick fixes. Working with a professional at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists through our Fitness Enhancement Programs can provide you with the guidance and support needed to achieve your healthy body weight.