• Mitch Lilywhite DPT

An Ounce of Prevention….



In the U.S. approximately 30 million children will participate in some form of organized sports each year. Of these, 3.5 million children will be injured during their participation. Injuries can be a devastating event both physically and mentally for children to cope with. Injuries can decrease physical function and ability, damage a child’s self worth, result in missed career and education opportunities, and in some cases, lead to PTSD.

Parent’s never want to see their children get hurt, but most parents are unaware that their are injury prevention programs established to prevent just that!

An effective sports injury prevention program can play a huge difference in the lives of athletes and for the overall success of a team. Clinical data from the use of the Fusionetics Injury Prevention Program shows 65-80% of lower extremity injuries can be prevented. Fusionetics is a movement analysis program that uses functional activities to depict muscular imbalances, and alignment deficits, and disparities in range of motion, to determine possible areas of injury. Each athlete receives a full body analysis and a scoring metric to determine which areas need improvement.

Using this movement analysis, a specific exercise program is created that is tailored to the needs of each individual. Athletes can access their profile online or with the fusionetics app and track their progress. Fusionetics can also be used to help athletes recover from injuries, and get back to the game with greater confidence in their rehab.

Wasatch Physical Therapy currently offers the full Fusionetics program, and is now accepting new clients. Any athlete can benefit from this program. There is no age limit, and it can be applied to any sport or activity. Contact any of our offices in Ogden, Roy, and Layton to schedule your appointment.

Sources

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/pediatrics/sports_injury_statistics_90,p02787/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/compassion-matters/201211/risks-the-mental-health-athletes

http://www.fusionetics.com/


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