1. Repair and Rebuild
Every athlete has experienced some sort of injury in the course of their lifetime. It can be anything from muscle soreness after a big workout, to tennis elbow that starts to interfere with your game, to a torn ligament that stops you all together.
Here at Coach K Sports Performance we have worked with a wide variety of athletic injuries (and have experienced quite a few ourselves). We can help you to Repair the damage in a safe and scientific program. We are members of the NSCA Sports Medicine group and attend frequent Continuing Education events so that we can provide you with the latest care.
Once we have finished with the Repair process, and you are cleared by your Physician, then we start with the Rebuilding process. Again, we follow a step-by-step program designed to build on your strengths and integrate the injured area back into a complete healthy system.
2. Movement Assessment
First and foremost at Coach K Sports Performance is our assessment of your movement patterns and how they will relate to your chosen sport or fitness goal. With our extensive training in biomechanics, we will look at how you move in transitional zones, on the mat, and during exercise routines. If we don’t clean up these limitations, then you are just adding muscle/strength to a dysfunctional pattern and actually increase your risk for injury. Here we discover what may be
- causing those nagging injuries
- stopping you from making progress, even though you are putting in plenty of training hours
3. Sports Performance Training
Here is where we starting doing what everyone thinks of as the ‘real training.’ We believe that doing sections 1 and 2 are like all the prep work involved in cooking a great meal. Great preparation leads to great results.
Sports Performance is about designing an exercise program that fits your chosen sport or fitness program. This is where our expertise in biomechanics is so important. Going and lifting some weights or running countless miles may be good for getting ‘in shape’ but may not be what YOU need to perform better or reach your goals.
We will break down your individual sport into components and build your program accordingly. Think of these examples: both golf and tennis use a lot of rotational power in their swing. So, should we train them the same? Of course not! With golfers we want stance stability and their rotational power is primarily in the frontal plane, whereas tennis players need quick agility and change of directions skills since their rotational power is primarily in horizontal plane.
Hopefully this will make you say: “Oh, I get it now.”
We work with local Golf and Tennis instructors to ensure that our training programs are correctly designed. And we have added an indoor area for practicing your swing, so that you can feel the difference before and after a workout session.
Another big area is Obstacle Course Racing. We have set up indoor obstacles so that you can practice in a safe environment and improve your technique. You will see faster improvement in your races with improvements in technique before you will focus on just muscle or cardio.
Swimmers can learn Dry-Land Training techniques that improve your strength without adding to overuse injuries from endless laps in the pool. Plus, we will assess your spinal and scapular mobility to make sure that you are not tearing up your rotator cuff with a bad technique.
Running has always been a primary specialty with two publications now available on how to run smoother and better with biomechanics. You will be amazed at how simple changes will improve your muscle integration and speed.