Sports Performance and Injury Prevention Program
Sports-related injuries can be devastating and often require surgery, intensive rehabilitation and months away from your sport. If your sport requires jumping, pivoting, twisting or lunging movements, you are at risk for an injury.
Our team of sports medicine physicians, surgeons and rehabilitation specialists are available to help you recover should an injury occur. However, we realize injury prevention is the best option to keep you in the game and our highest priority. Injury prevention can also keep your health care costs down.
Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare offers a Sports Performance and Injury Prevention Program to middle and high school athletes. This program combines physical therapy and sports medicine, and centers on improving athletic performance and preventing injuries.
The Sports Performance and Injury Prevention Program focuses on regaining proper neuromuscular control through:
- Balance exercises
- Core and lower extremity strengthening
- Instruction in postural awareness and body mechanics
In addition to preventing injury, you will learn game-changing techniques to:
- Increase your vertical jump
- Boost your acceleration
- Improve your ability to change directions
How the program works
The Sports Performance and Injury Prevention Program includes comprehensive assessments and testing on Day 1.
- The baseline measurements will be used to develop a customized injury prevention curriculum.
- The program includes supervised sessions with a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, as well as home exercises that are tailored to you and your sport.
- Sessions are held weekly or bi-weekly for four to 10 weeks.
- A post assessment will be completed at the end of the program, which will gauge your progress and provide information that will be used to create an ongoing exercise program.
Mayo Clinic Health System is committed to helping you achieve a successful and injury-free season.
To learn more about the Sports Performance and Injury Prevention Program, program pricing or to enroll in the program, call the Onalaska Physical Therapy Department at 608-392-5004.