Each year in the United States, one in 100 female high school athletes will suffer a serious, season ending injury. Alarmingly, the rate of knee ligament injuries in female athletes is 6-10 times that of male athletes depending on the sport. In sports involving cutting, jumping, landing, and pivoting, the risk of tearing the ACL becomes higher. Although, there is not much that can be done to avoid a contact injury, there are injury prevention programs that teach athletes the proper techniques of cutting, pivoting, jumping and landing that can keep them from suffering a non-contact injury.
Sportsmetrics™ was designed by Dr. Frank Noyes, and is the first training program scientifically proven to improve neuromuscular problems in athletes. This program achieves this by increasing hamstring strength and teaching athletes how to land from a jump and cut/pivot in safe positions, with proper body positioning.
Sportsmetrics™ has been proven to:
- Reduce the risk of serious knee injury.
- Increase vertical jump height by an average of 10%.
- Improve hamstrings to quadriceps strength and symmetry in right-to-left leg power.
- Improve landing mechanics and reduce side-to-side movements at the knee.
TheraWest is the only certified Sportsmetrics™ provider in Western Oklahoma. Please call today to schedule your free consultation!
For more information, please visit sportsmetrics.org.