Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy is committed to injury prevention in the young athlete. Our physical therapists are trained to evaluate an athlete’s strength, flexibility, coordination, endurance and balance. Our therapists will design a sport specific program for the athlete to address any musculoskeletal problems that may lead to injury.
Sportsmetrics is one of the programs that OSPTA offers to prevent serious knee ligament injuries in female athletes. The sportsmetrics program is a scientifically proven training program that helps the female athlete improve muscular power, increase vertical jump and improve landing techniques while decreasing the harmful landing forces at the knee.
Anterior cruciate ligament injuries occur 4-6 times more frequently in female athletes than in male athletes. One in every 10 college female athletes and one in every 100 high school athletes will sustain an ACL injury every year.
After years of research, Cincinnati Sportsmedicine Research and Education have developed a program to specifically provide the training, coordination, balance, and strength to the lower extremities and knee joint.
At Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy Associates, our therapists will design an exercise program to help prevent the female athlete from suffering a devastating knee injury.
To learn more about the Sportsmetrics program, please contact Mark Aaron, PT at the Mt. Lebanon office of OSPTA.