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The Human Performance Laboratory at Cincinnati Children's offers several programs for a pre-participation screening and return-to-sport assessment of athletes to identify those potentially predisposed to knee injury or who would benefit from a training program.
Our experienced sports biomechanists will assess the athlete and help determine if he or she is ready to return to an active lifestyle or return to sports.
Our Dynamic Neuromuscular Analysis Training (DNA) is designed to enhance strength and neuromuscular stabilization of the knee joint. We are developing an injury-prevention screening to assist in determining which athletes have increased risk of knee injury.
The injury prevention screening test is part of a research study to test the effects on a variety of athletes. The knowledge gained by this study may have a major impact on how adolescent athletes are tested and trained prior to sports participation.
I took your course back in 2005 and have followed your programs with some minimal variation when I became head coach of the girls varsity soccer team at Friday Harbor High School in Friday Harbor Washington in 2006. I retired from coaching this past November. Our preseason screening evaluations were multi-observer visual assessment in the absence of a pressure plate and video. We followed the core and balanced weight training program combined with plyometrics as well as interval training. We did some activity all through the season each practice day (as we always had to wait for football to leave the field). A Junior Varsity (JV) program was added in 2010 and these girls were included in the program. The data set included 88 players and 110 games over the 6 seasons -obviously the amount of playtime per player varied greatly. I am pleased to say that there were ZERO ACL injuries during my tenure. There were 3 knee injuries during that time - 2 were proximal tibial fractures secondary to fragrant kicking fouls and one was a deep laceration when a keeper hit an old square goal post with her knee. All recovered without sequelae. ALL other schools against who we competed in that time had at least one player with a significant ACL injury. Anyway, on behalf of all I trained and coached thanks for the education and commitment to injury prevention.Sincerely, Mark Fishaut MD FAAP Varsity Coach (Ret.) Varsity Girls Soccer Friday Harbor High School Friday Harbor, Washington 98250
Injury screening is performed at the Human Performance Laboratory and is scheduled before participating in the DNA programs. The screening is free for athletes who are signed up for any of the DNA programs. Special screening sessions can be arranged for teams of athletes that want to participate in our research efforts. Sports medicine offers the following packages for injury screening / return to sport assessment:
Injury Screening / Return to Sport Assessment - BASIC includes a detailed analysis in:
Injury Screening / Return to Sport Assessment – ADVANCED includes a detailed analysis in:
Injury Screening / Return to Sport Assessment – CUSTOMIZED SPORT RELATED SKILL ANALYSIS. This provides detailed analysis in:
Call our Sports Injury Hotline:
Please contact us if you are interested in signing up for injury screening at the Human Performance Laboratory.
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