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StoneFit: Sportsmetrics™ - Spring Conditioning

A 6-week program scientifically proven to help avoid ACL injuries and improve performance.

2 sessions per week, Mon & Wed with a Sportsmetrics™ certified physical therapist

$350 per participant

Some knee injuries simply cannot be avoided; but many non-contact injuries are the result of poor technique or lack of strength and conditioning. Contact sports that involve cutting, jumping and pivoting such as soccer, basketball, football and lacrosse hold the highest risk of knee injuries, namely an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury.

Our 6-week, highly individualized injury prevention program is designed to build your speed, agility, flexibility and strength and is scientifically proven to help athletes get stronger, jump higher, and reduce the risk of serious knee injuries.

The program combines the knowledge and ability of The Stone Clinic physical therapists with a series of evidence-based Sportsmetrics™ drills and plyometric exercises  to improve the strength and facilitation of the core and hamstrings to teach athletes to land in safe positions from a jump, with proper body positioning.

After 6 weeks of training, the program will  

  • Decrease harmful peak landing forces
  • Decrease medial/lateral torques at the knee (wobbly knee)
  • Increase hamstrings power and strength
  • Increase hamstrings-to-quadriceps peak torque ratios
  • Increase vertical jump height

The Sportsmetrics™ program employs a number of drills to encourage proper form for jumping and landing during athletic participation. Jumping drills are used to teach the athlete to preposition the entire body safely when accelerating (jumping) or decelerating (landing). The selection and progression of these exercises are designed for neuromuscular retraining proceeding from simple jumping drills (to instill correct form) to multi-directional, single-foot hops and plyometrics with an emphasis on quick turnover (to add sport-like movements).

 

 

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