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Rehabilitation for the Crossfit or Weighlifting Athlete


Stability, mobility and a dynamic application of these tools are crucial to the CrossFit or weightlifting athlete.  

As competitive CrossFit athletes themselves, the therapists at Arrow PT fully understand the needs of this population as well as the unique drive of these athletes to get back to training. They also know how to offer strategies for modification of movements as the patient gradually returns to sport. Sarah is a coach at Ballard CrossFit and Beth is a coach at CrossFit Twenty Pound Hammer. Both work diligently to help prevent injury in the Seattle CrossFit community. 

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer

At Arrow Physical Therapy, you will receive customized, evidence-based, physical therapy intervention to facilitate a faster return to full training and performance.

Being able to determine if a patient needs stability, mobility, or both and being able to help an athlete apply these concepts functionally through correct form is what sets Arrow PT apart from both a practitioner who does not understand the sport, and a CrossFit trainer or weightlifter with no physical therapy background. We can also help you to weed through all the online advice made available to the athletes and determine what techniques would be useful for your particular condition.

Common CrossFit or weightlifting related conditions:

  • shoulder impingement
  • shoulder labral tears or dysfunction
  • elbow and wrist pain
  • Achilles pain
  • Plantar fasciitis pain
  • knee pain
  • hip impingement
  • low back injuries
  • thoracic pain
  • neck pain
  • muscle imbalance in the extremities and core