Athletes of all abilities benefit from having a personal injury prevention assessment. Learn unique individual strategies to reduce the occurrence of injuries.
An injury prevention assessment is beneficial to those of all ages and athletic abilities. Whether you are interested in starting, already involved in, or competitive within an activity or sport. Understanding your body’s strengths, weaknesses and problem areas will help to reduce injury or minimize the severity when injury does occur.
Learn unique individual strategies to reduce the risk of injury
An injury prevention assessment is not just for competitive athletes. It is for everyone who is just getting active (e.g., starting a walking program, buying a gym pass, learning how to ski) to those already participating in activities and sports. All individuals and athletes will benefit from having a personal injury assessment and learning unique individual strategies to reduce the occurrence of injuries.
An injury prevention assessment involves:
- For individuals who are currently injury free
- 60-90 minutes including assessment, education, and development of home program
- Understanding history of sports and activities, previous injuries, training, volume, intensity, etc.
- Encompassing the entire body to seek out problem areas that can lead to injury
- Analyzing the individual in their sport or activity. For example, runners can bring in front/back/side views while running easy, fast, and fatigued on the treadmill.
Repetitive motion has a higher injury rate
Activities like running, due to its repetitive and symmetrical nature, are typically associated with high injury rates. One problem area will have an effect on other areas of the body leading to injury. Seeking injury prevention strategies tailored specifically for you is a great way to minimize injury and stay healthy to be able to train to be your very best!
Education on injury prevention is crucial for consistency in sport. If group(s) of coaches or athletes are interested in having a presentation on the topic of prevention and/or relatable topics of interest, please contact the clinic!