At Cincinnati Children’s, the Division of Sports Medicine offers young athletes a state-of-the-art resource for sports injury care, sports injury prevention, performance training, research and education. Cincinnati Children’s Sports Medicine offers two types of DNA Training, the first is Sports Performance Training. This specializes to the needs of young athletes to optimize physical performance for sport and reduce the risk of sports-related injuries.

Movement Skill / Functional Athletes

The program include:

  • Plyometrics
  • Agility
  • Core Stability
  • Weight Training
  • Injury Prevention
  • Speed Training

This is our most popular program for athletes who wish to maximize their performance and reduce their injury risk. This training is a personalized scheduled setting that is limited to no more than three athletes at a time doing high-performance training tailored to the needs of each athlete. The training program consists of 18 sessions over 6 to 9 weeks for approximately 60 minutes each session.

Back to Play

The second type of DNA training is Back To Play. This training is designed for the post-surgical or acutely injured athlete who needs transition following discharge from physical therapy prior to reintegration back into sport. One-on-one training is administered under the direction of sports biomechanist to address the returning athlete's individual needs for a safe return to competitive play. This also is split up into 10 or 20 sessions that will last 60 minutes as well.