Unknown movement asymmetries have the potential to sideline any athlete, at any level. We strongly encourage all athletes to participate in movement based pre-participation physicals to identify limitations and help reduce the risk of injury.
Evansville, IN (PRWEB) April 13, 2012
ProRehab will be providing athletic physicals for high school athletes in the Evansville, Indiana area on May 5, 2012 at Tri-State Orthopedics between 8 A.M. and 12 P.M. The physicals will cost $15 and students will receive a free tee-shirt for participating. All proceeds will go to the participating schools.
ProRehab physical and occupational therapists and certified athletic trainers perform injury risk assessments during the physicals in conjunction with screening by primary care, family practice, and orthopaedic physicians.
An Injury Risk Assessment is comprised of a Functional Movement Screen and a Y-Balance Test. It is a movement-oriented assessment to evaluate an athlete’s risk of injury before it happens. ProRehab physical therapists use these test results to further reduce the risk of injury and to identify performance enhancing strategies for the athlete. They can also share the interpreted results with coaches, trainers and physicians.
“Unknown movement asymmetries have the potential to sideline any athlete, at any level,” states Paul Gorman, ProRehab Certified Athletic Trainer. “We strongly encourage all athletes to participate in movement based pre-participation physicals to identify limitations and help reduce the risk of injury.”
A Functional Movement Screen is a test to determine “how well you move” and discover hidden weaknesses before they affect performance or turn into injuries, magnifying an athlete’s potential. A Y-Balance Test is a quick and easy balance-based test used to assess an athlete’s risk for injury. It is highly accurate and can also be used for measuring pre and post rehabilitation performance, improvement after performance enhancement programs, and return to sport readiness.
Top professional and NCAA sports organization currently using these same screens to assess injury risk and keep their athletes playing: The National Football League, The Texas Rangers, Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcolns, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Baylor University, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Indians, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Stanford University, Texas A&M University, University of Georgia, United States Military, University of Texas, University of Maryland, University of Wisconsin, University of Missouri Basketball, Ohio State University, and Oklahoma City Thunder.
For more details, please contact your athletic director or ProRehab.
ProRehab is a private physical therapy practice with locations in Evansville, southwest Indiana and western Kentucky. Known for teaching and training physical therapists throughout the region, ProRehab physical therapists are proud that patients ask their doctors to send them to ProRehab for orthopaedic care. They deliver hands-on physical and occupational therapy based on the newest research to achieve the best results for patients with bad backs, achy joints, wounded hands, and sports and work injuries. Along the way, the ProRehab family has fun and makes friends with their patients; patients are actually sad to leave after their treatment is over! Find ProRehab on Facebook, @ProRehab on Twitter, and FourSquare.