Cincinnati SportsMedicine’s Sportsmetrics™,
the training program scientifically proven to increase jump height and
reduce the risk of serious knee injury! What is Sportsmetrics™? Dr.
Frank Noyes and the doctors and researchers at Cincinnati SportsMedicine
Research and Education Foundation have been leaders in developing
programs to ensure athletes play well and stay well. Sportsmetrics™ is a
scientifically proven, six-week jump training program that incorporates
proper stretching, special plyometric exercises and weight training. It
focuses on developing overall leg strength as well as improving balance
in strength from the front to the back of the thigh. Through specialized
progression of jump/plyometric drills, athletes learn proper techniques
for jumping and landing; increase overall leg strength; improve symmetry
in right-to-left leg power and improve vertical jump.
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training consists of five components:
Warm-up: The dynamic warm-up prepares the body for training
with functional based activities that use sport specific motions. It
raises core body temperature, increases blood flow to the muscles and
improves flexibility, balance and co-ordination. After completing this
warm-up, the athlete will be physically prepared for training.
Training: The core of the Sportsmetrics™ program, plyometrics
are used with focus on correct jumping tech-nique and are divided into
three, two-week phases. Each two-week phase has a different training
focus and the exercises change correspondingly. Plyometrics develop
muscle control and strength critical for reducing the risk of knee
injury and also for increasing jump height.
Agility, and Conditioning: With emphasis on body alignment
and technique, Sportsmetrics™ provides structured speed, agility, and
conditioning guidance. A combination of agility, speed, and conditioning
drills are used to focus on development of endurance, explosive power
and improved technique.
Training: The strength portion of Sportsmetrics™ has been
redesigned to incorporate a full range of exercises for increasing
muscle as well as conditioning the body. The program can be incorporated
with machine weights or with the use of body weight. This program
focuses on core stability and upper and lower body improvement.
Stretching is essential to achieve maximum muscle length to allow
muscles to work with power through complete range of motion. This is
important for decreasing injury and post-training muscle soreness. Like
the rest of the training components in Sportsmetrics™, stretches are
performed as part of the training session.
The Transformers program is a fun fitness
training program geared toward children who want or need to get fit and
lead a healthy lifestyle. Transformers is two-for-one program designed
to rehab an injury and get the child on the right track.
In this four to six week program, the
child will learn how to exercise properly, the importance of posture and
strengthening their muscles, basic nutrition, and how to make healthy
food choices. We partnered with a licensed nutritionist to create basic
eating guidelines for parents to easily adjust into their family’s
lifestyle. Also, the nutritionist will be on-call to answer questions
and offer expert advice.
Many times, parents find it hard to get a
child involved in activities that are tailored toward losing weight or
becoming healthy. So, how do we get the kids interested and motivated?
Accountability and rewards. After the child completes their home
exercises, we ask the parent to sign off on the home exercise log. If
the child completes all their exercises for the week, they get to choose
a prize from our Transformers treasure chest. Not only that, the child
will receive encouraging words from our expert staff every step of the
way. We also encourage parents to adapt these lifestyle changes and have
the entire family on board. This creates consistency for the child and
eliminates any potential roadblocks. Once the child has graduated from
the Transformers program, they will receive a home exercise program easy
enough for children to understand and do on their own to ensure they are
transformed for life.
For more information about the program,
please contact your nearest APTC clinic.
* If a child does not have an injury but would like to participate in
the Transformers program, we do have a pay-out-of-pocket option.
and experience for yourself a facility where you can feel at home while
receiving your rehabilitative care!