re-con – post injury re-conditioning program
Most injuries occur from non-contact situations as a result of overtraining, lack of proper sports-specific fitness and improper movement efficiency.
We are all aware of the inherent risks that sports participation presents. It is inevitable that injuries can and will happen. This, unfortunately, is the nature of competitive sports. When an injury does occur, it is crucial that the athlete is placed in an environment of optimal healing and repair. It is quite common for an athlete that sustains an injury to receive treatment from a physician, then therapy from a PT, and then limp back out on the field/court. There are some major flaws in this approach. First, immediately after therapy the athlete has a great need to re-condition and even improve the strength and reactive ability of the injured body part. Second, the athlete’s normal activity levels have been disrupted and deconditioning has set in. This means that the athlete will return to the field/court with a newly repaired body part and deteriorated fitness levels. Finally, most injuries occur from non-contact situations as a result of overtraining, lack of proper sports-specific fitness and improper movement efficiency. More often than not, getting an athlete back to the physical condition they were in prior to the injury is not enough. The athletes pre-injury state isn’t always the ideal place to be anyway. This could account for why the athlete was injured in the first place. Returning the athlete to a healthy condition and then building from there is often a sound practice.
The Sport Armory’s RE-CON program was created to assist your athlete with a seamless return to the field/court. Don’t take the “fake it till you make it” approach to returning to game readiness. Return with confidence in knowing that you are stronger than ever and ready to be a contributor to your team’s success.
Contact Coach Pace at Pace@TheSportsArmory.com to inquire about a Re-Con program for your athlete.