Services For Athletes
Research has shown that 80% of all runners will have some type of injury, at some point during their career, which will require them to take at least 1 month off from training. On the contrary, neither 80% of basketball players nor 80% of chess players, encounter this problem. Therefore, the logical question is “What's the difference”? The answer is simple. Small imbalances in movement patterns are exaggerated after you have spent thousands of miles on your feet. Being proactive and obtaining a thorough analysis of movement corrects imbalance, improves movement efficiency and reduces the risk of injury. Each individual has a “unique running form” and we use scientific data to find what’s best for you.
Better data = better results. Many mistakenly think of golf as a game of relatively low physical investment. However, a good golf swing requires an astounding number of muscle groups to work in the correct sequence and with both strength and flexibility. As those of us who play know, it’s harder than it looks!
But it’s also incredibly simple…here’s the bottom line: efficiency = effortless power.
Be it the fluid tempo of Freddy Couples or the attacking squat of Tiger Woods, maximizing efficiency is the key to staying healthy and playing your best. Too many golfers suffer debilitating injuries that prevent them from completing daily tasks or working on their games. The best you can be is a healthy you moving with efficient levers. Our blend of our world-class technology with expert coaching gives you the best chance at birdie.
Runners have a natural enemy - themselves. Since the running boom of the 1970's, the number of injuries in this demanding sport have multiplied. Experts estimate that more than 70% of all runners will experience an injury severe enough to require at least one week's abstinence from running during the course of their running careers. Just as running is a special type of sport activity, so running injuries require a specialized expertise. Today, injured runners have their own place to go for expert care and healing, the UVa Runner's Clinic.
Eric Magrum PT OCS FAAOMPT at UVA-Healthsouth Outpatient Sports Medicine Center works in concert with the Center for Endurance Sport to provide Physical Therapy services to the athletes that been evaluated through the SPEED clinic to provide additional treatment of the biomechanical dysfunction limiting their performance goals, preventing injury, or rehabilitate from an injury. Through communication with the Center for Endurance Sport clinicians and engineers, and utilization of the kinematic and kinetic data gathered, we can assist with addressing the source of the problem.