Injury Risk Assessment Workshops

An injury can cause pain, derail your plans, change your lifestyle, and lower your self-esteem. But that doesn’t have to be your story. Attending an Athletic PT workshop helps you be proactive and avoid a potentially debilitating injury.

We pride ourselves on offering injury risk assessment workshops. Instead of simply providing you with a list of generic risk prevention techniques, our workshops analyze your specific risk of injury. From there, we can provide you with personalized expert recommendations on how to avoid the injuries you’re most likely to experience.

Our workshops, which are based on our proprietary ARC Progression model, include:

  • Youth Injury Prevention
  • Adult Injury Prevention
  • Senior Injury Prevention

Even though each workshop is focused on a specific age group, they all work to decrease the risk of injury by encouraging you to:

  • Identify and change habits and lifestyle choices that can make you vulnerable to injury
  • Develop exercise routines and habits that can increase flexibility and boost your strength
  • Enhance your physical fitness power and performance

Why Are Risk Injury Prevention Workshops Important?

Injuries happen. Luckily, we can help prevent them. Our injury prevention workshops can help you:

  • Achieve your physical fitness goals
  • Stay healthy and safe. Even a single injury can increase your risk of future injuries.
  • Avoid life-altering conditions such as osteoarthritis
  • Continue playing a sport you’re passionate about
  • Avoid common injuries such as low back pain, ACL tears, and unexpected falls

Regardless of your goals, our convenient, low-cost risk assessment workshops can help you stay on track and accomplish what you’ve set out to do.

Youth Injury Prevention Workshop

Approximately 10 million sports and recreation-related injuries affect children, adolescents, and young adults in America every year. More than half of these injuries can be prevented with proper education and training. That’s why we designed a youth injury prevention workshop to help children learn how to move their bodies while decreasing their risk of injury.

One particular injury our youth injury prevention workshop helps minimize is an ACL tear. Our physical therapists, many of whom specialize in muscle and ligament tear prevention, understand how devastating an ACL tear can be and are passionate about helping young people remain active.

They help young people avoid ACL tears by:

  • Assessing and analyzing their ACL tear risk. Our risk assessment scoring is based on 12 criteria taken from a slow-motion video analysis of the child moving.
  • Determining if individuals are high, medium, or low risk for injury. Based on the child’s score, our physical therapists determine if the child has a low, medium, or high risk for an ACL tear.
  • Creating a customized recommendation plan to minimize ACL tear risk. This customized plan can include targeted strength training, balance training, warm-ups and stretches, proper technique and mechanics training, or specialized physical therapy.

Adult Injury Prevention Workshop

Although they’re often unexpected and unpredictable, our workshop can help assess and reduce your risk of common injuries.

One injury we can consistently help prevent is low back pain. Data shows that most people can expect a gradual decline in muscle strength before they’re 40 years old. By the time they’re 50, they can expect a 15% loss of strength. This loss of muscle strength often leads to back pain. We can analyze and minimize your risk of back pain by:

  • Gauging your ability to do 10 coordinated movements in a number of different positions. Each test is designed to measure the strength and flexibility of your lower back. Our physical therapists will rate each movement with a score of 0 (unable), 1 (able), or 3 (exceeds ability).
  • Determining your risk for injury. Scores higher than 21 have a low risk of back pain, while a score between 11 to 20 has some potential risk for lower back pain. Individuals with scores less than 10 often have a higher risk of lower back pain.
  • Increasing your range of motion, flexibility, and strength. After you receive your risk score, our physical therapists will work with you to teach you a series of low back exercises. All you have to do is show up with a pair of shorts, a t-shirt, and a “can-do” attitude.

Our injury prevention program for low back pain has helped clients walk away with more mobility than they’ve had in years. Some attendees have even claimed that they felt 10 years younger after attending one of our workshops.

Senior Injury Prevention Workshop

As you age, falls become one of the most common sources of unexpected injuries. In fact, more people ages 65 and older receive medical care for a fall than any other injury combined. Aging well is one of the best ways to prevent falls and unexpected injuries. We can help you age well by:

  • Assessing your current health and reducing any inflammation in the body. Using video technology, we’ll assess your current physical ability and look for indications of pain and inflammation. Some of these indications include reduced mobility, a limited range of motion, stiff muscles, and swelling.
  • Strengthening your body. From there, we’ll work to strengthen your body. After you turn 50 years old, you can expect to lose 15% of your strength every decade. As shocking as that may seem, there’s hope. Our physical therapist will teach you easy-to-learn exercises, specific to your individual needs, that you can do to build up your bones, muscles, and joints.
  • Enhancing your day-to-day physical performance and capability. This workshop will teach you how to enhance and improve your day-to-day physical performance and capability. We’ll show you stretching and balance activities that can help reduce your risk of falling, as well as teach you body mechanics activities that can help improve your posture and your physical capability.

Why Attend An Athletic Physical Therapy Injury Prevention Workshop?

In addition to teaching you about the importance of warming up your body, stretching, proper mechanics, balance, and fall prevention, we’re going to help you develop the right mindset to reduce injuries and enhance injury recovery.

Our physical therapists and doctors have specialized training in preventing some of the most common injuries: ACL tears, low back pain, and fall prevention. We’re eager to share our knowledge with you.

Injuries happen, but our workshops and our proprietary ARC Progression model can develop an individualized plan to minimize your risk of injury. These workshops can help you develop a “can do” mindset so you can reach your physical fitness goals even if you do experience an unexpected injury.

If that’s what you’re looking for, contact us about attending one of our injury workshops today.

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