Sport Specific Training
“Hit Harder, Run Faster”
At Choice Therapy, we are happy to say we have some of the most dedicated and advanced physical and occupational therapists who can help you with sport-specific training. Our therapists work closely with athletes like you to improve performance, achieve goals, and prevent injuries.
Working with our northern Minnesota therapists can help you reach your peak performance, whether you’re recovering from an injury or trying to strengthen your skills. They are dedicated not only to helping you reach your goals but also in helping you develop new ones. If you are interested in working with one of our licensed physical or occupational therapists for sports conditioning or pre-season training, don’t hesitate to request an appointment or free screening today!
How will working with a physical or occupational therapist help my athletic performance?
Athletes, by nature, generally desire to push themselves to accomplish new goals. Sometimes an athlete may master one sport, only to take on the challenge of mastering a new one. Olympic sprinters take on the slopes at the winter games and college athletes win national titles in multiple sports for this exact reason.
When participating in sports conditioning or pre-season training sessions, your goals never have to be definite. Our therapists can help you reach the peak of your performance in one area of your sport and then help you tackle the summit of another.
Additionally, our specialists are movement experts who can help you avoid injuries and enhance your technique. A few of the biggest benefits of working with a therapist for your sport include:
- Developing healthy habits. While a therapist can help you reach physical goals, they can also help you work on general wellness goals, as well. For example, regular exercise, a healthy diet, and a strong focus on hydration are fundamental in improving your physical fitness level. Our therapists are great resources to have when focusing on increasing strength and muscular functionality, as they can help you improve in all aspects of health and wellness.
- Refocusing strengths. Our therapist can help you focus on improving your strength in areas that you may not have considered. Many parts of the body influence each other, and strengthening one can help with the function of another. Rather than jumping directly into a new form of activity, it makes sense to train your body to react to the new form of stimulation by improving your muscular strength and range of motion.
- Overcoming injuries. Strength and conditioning programs are some of the best ways to overcome an injury and find relief for your pain. Each treatment is designed specifically to meet your needs and the condition of your injury, consisting of exercises and strength-building activities that are unique to your recovery.
How can I get started?
Have you recently sustained a sports-related injury? Are you looking to reach new heights in your sport? Are you trying to condition for a specific event? Is your season about to start? If so, you are a prime candidate for our sport-specific training programs at Choice Therapy.
SmartFITT and Choice Therapy offer sports specific training programs for athletes grades 7-12. Small groups of 10-12 athletes are put through a session consisting flexibility, strengthening, core strengthening, plyometrics, and sports specific drills. The focus is on explosiveness, coordination, and short bursts of speed/strength. 4 to 5:1 ratio of athletes to instructor is achieved. This allows for an emphasis on correct form and muscle recruitment. Our instructors consist of exercise physiologists, occupational therapist, physical therapist, and current/former college athletes. Classes usually run 10-15 sessions. Pre and post-tests are performed to show the athletes the improvements that they have made. Contact Choice Therapy or SmartFITT regarding any questions.