In sports, non-contact situations account for nearly 70% of serious knee ligament injuries. These non-contact movements may include: landing from a jump, sudden stop on an extended knee, twisting, and pivoting or turning. It is imperative that athletes understand immediate reaction to sudden imbalance on the lower extremity with control, coordination, and muscle strength must occur to avoid the potential “giving-way” episode. It is our belief that these non-contact knee ligament injuries are preventable.
Train Recover Move is a Certified Clinical Site for Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center’s nationally acclaimed Sportsmetrics™ program. This is a 6 week program designed to help athletes refine neuromuscular control of the lower limbs. Research has shown that female athletes sustain an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury at roughly 3-5 times the rate than males and with less exposure. The research conducted by Cincinnati Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation has proven that athletes who participate in this jumping program are less likely to suffer a serious knee injury.
The program is made up of the following components:
1. Sports Injury Pre Test
Performed prior to the beginning of the program to assess the athletes’ baseline flexibility, strength, speed, jumping and landing technique.
2. Sportsmetrics™ Program
12 sessions focused on Session breakdown.
1. Dynamic Warm-up- consist of preparatory exercises to prepare for the body for training.
2. Plyometric Training- to improve jumping and landing mechanics through verbal and hands-on cueing as well as instructor demonstration. Divided into 3 two-week phases with different training focus and training difficulty each phase.
3a. Strength Training- to improve muscle efficiency and power production through strength training and positioning.
3b. Agility and Speed Training – to improve body awareness and mechanics with transitional movements to improve performance.
4. Flexibility – stretching through available ROM to minimize injury and post-session soreness.
3. Sports Injury Post Test
Performed after completion of the program to compare flexibility, strength, speed, jumping and landing techniques to baseline measures.