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Injury Prevention

A Focus On Injury Prevention

No matter what sport you participate in their is always risk for injury. Unfortunately not all all injuries are avoidable. Bu many are. Many athletes do not realize the impact that an injury can have on one’s career or college recruiting chances until that injury occurs. Most on the field injuries occur as a result of a deficit somewhere. That deficit may be a range of motion deficit, strength deficit, or compensation/imbalance hat is taking place. Many of these deficits are not noticeable but still leave the athlete at risk for injury. Many teams lose major parts of their season due to key players being injured or sidelined and/or not playing at 100%. Our job with our injury prevention program is to individually assess each client and find the deficits that are making them most prone to injury in their specific sport requirements.

Some of our injury prevention focuses on prevention of:

ACL injuries/knee injuries: Currently, their is an epidemic of young female athletes who play soccer tearing their ACLs. This has to do with hip strength as the hips are widening during puberty and the angle of stress it puts on the ACL. It is vital to strength and stabilize the hips, along with other key muscle groups to prevent ACL injury.
 
Shoulder injury: Many overhead throwing athletes, wrestlers, and football players are experiencing shoulder injuries secondary to instability in the shoulder joint and having deficits in rotator cuff musculature. 
 
Low back injury: Athletes of all sports unfortunately deal with bouts of low back pain. Much of this is due to he pounding of sport and deficits in core strength/lumbar stability. 
 
Ankle/foot injuries: Sprained ankles rank the most common injury athletes face. Unfortunately once you sprain your ankle once, you are more susceptible to spraining again. Their are countless exercises to prevent re-sprain and improve ankle stability without the use of restrictive braces or taping.