With an escalation in sports-related injuries and competitive participation at its highest, today’s parents are faced with challenging decisions regarding the coaching of their children. It is well documented that the greatest risk factor for injury is previous injury and the altered movement that follows. While some coaches direct efforts at strength and others at skill, the FOCUSSM program is designed to enhance performance and prevent injury through the restoration of movement. Subtle changes in movement patterns result from habit and are further strengthened in exercise and competition. It becomes more difficult to deviate from the stronger patterns and will eventually lead to tissue breakdown; either from overuse (ie: tennis elbow) or tissue failure (ie: ACL rupture). These injuries can be substantial enough to end an athlete’s career.
Non-contact injuries are preventable.
Proper screening will identify athletes at higher risk for injury. Further evaluation will hone in on the cause of the faulty movement patterns, while a corrective program can then be devised to rehab old injuries and prevent new ones while creating a more explosive and efficient athlete.