Livefit can help athletes of all kinds protect their bodies through specific programs designed to strengthen and rehabilitate common areas of concern such as arms, legs, knees and back. Whether you’re a student athlete or a weekend warrior, an ultra marathoner or a casual jogger, if you’re active, you should be protecting your body to prevent injury and have a plan to help you recover if an injury is suffered.
We offer our Golf, Throwing and Jump programs that are well suited to athletes of all kinds who must swing, throw, jump and contort their bodies while exercising.
Our Golf program helps prevent against injury from golf or to help rehabilitate from injury or surgery.
Our Plyometric Jump Training Program is designed to improve sports performance while reducing the chance for injury. It can accomplish these goals by teaching individuals how to:
- Perform the FIFA 11+ program
- How to jump and land with good body mechanics
- How to improve balance and stability
- How to increase lower body power and speed production
- How to increase lateral speed and agility
Our Plyometric Jump Training Program can be tailored to those returning from injury, those trying to prevent injury, or those attempting to improve performance in their individual sports. Current research has shown that a training program which combines plyometric training with a combination of balance, strengthening and coordination education can help improve jumping and landing technique, which can reduce the chance of serious knee injury and improve overall athletic performance.
Our throwing program is designed to progressively return motion, power and confidence in the throwers to prevent injury, recover after injury, or to improve performance. The program is set up to minimize the chance of injury and emphasize pre-throwing warm-up and stretching. When working with individuals, many factors can come into play, including:
- Throwing involves the transfer or energy from the feet through the legs, pelvis, trunk, and out the shoulder through the elbow and hand. Therefore, our throwing program includes care to address musculoskeletal issues present throughout the entire body.
- The chance for re-injury is lessened by a graduate progression of throwing.
- Appropriate warm-up is key.
- Most injuries can be traced back to fatigue.
- Proper throwing mechanics lessen the incidence of re-injury.
- Baseline requirements for throwing include:
- Pain-free range of motion
- Adequate muscle power
- Adequate muscle resistance to fatigue
Because each athlete is different, there is no exact timetable for completion of the program. Most athletes are highly competitive and want results as quickly as possible. Directing this drive into a controlled throwing program is key in lessening the chance of re-injury during the rehabilitation period, and improve performance in the long term.