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Injury Prevention and Return to Play

Athletes know what they want, it is our job to get you there

Athletes know that the best way to avoid injury, or re-injury, is to improve strength, flexibility, mobility and stability through movement. Although working out at the gym is great, our physical therapists will guide you through specific moves that will help you avoid future injuries based upon your sport and your specific build.

Our collaborative approach

Our Physical Therapist and Personal Trainers work together to develop an exercise program to bridge the gap between injury and competition. By understanding the reasons why people sustain injuries and their common risk factors, we can create an individualized exercise program to prevent injuries in athletes, better enabling them to return with reduced chance of re-injury. The exercise programs focus on strength, stability, movement quality, and movement efficiency while taking into account the demand of that specific sport. These factors, while increasing risk when deficient, will also impair athletic performance. Another added benefit to our prevention programs is that they will also improve performance in athletes with weakness and poor movement patterns.

This program is a conditioning program, but not in the traditional sense. We are not doing cardiovascular conditioning like people usually think of when you say conditioning. But instead we are conditioning the athlete to the sport they are return to or currently competing in. the emphasis is on training the body to control and attenuate the stresses of the sport in which they are playing. A soccer player would focus a lot on lower body control and movement due to the high risk of knee injuries in soccer while baseball player would be highly focused on neuromuscular control through the shoulder while maintaining maximal mobility and flexibility. These programs are performed under the direction of a physical therapist for testing and retesting. We may need collaborate with your physician depending on the length of the program.