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Athletic Injury Prevention, Diagnosis and Care

Athletic Injury Prevention, Diagnosis and Care

We understand what motivates an athlete – and that’s why we focus on individualized assessment, treatment rehabilitation, and injury prevention for athletes and sport participants of all levels. An expert from our team of specialists will consult with you to assess your needs, and design a comprehensive treatment plan to help you meet your health, fitness, and athletic goals. We’ll educate and work with you along the way to help you prevent injuries, improve your athletic abilities, and maximize your performance. A model treatment plan may include:

  • Range of motion exercises
  • Stretching and strengthening
  • Balance and proprioception exercises
  • Gait training
  • Manual therapy
  • Therapeutic modalities
  • Education and home exercise instruction

Whether you are a student or organized sport athlete, the weekend warrior, or simply an active participant in sports and fitness you may be at risk for injury. Utilizing the most current research and evidence-based techniques, we treat a variety of conditions and injuries common among athletes of all ages and experience levels – such as:

  • Ligament or cartilage injuries
  • Head injuries and concussions
  • Fractures or broken bones
  • Sprains and strains
  • Hand, wrist and elbow injuries
  • Neck and shoulder injuries
  • Tendon problems (rotator cuff, tennis elbow, hamstring, Achilles tendon)
  • Access to medical specialists
health assessment

Health Assessment

Evaluating the physical condition of the athlete is an integral part of an athlete’s training, conditioning, rehabilitation, and performance planning. To further promote the health and safety of athletes we provide convenient:

  • Lung Function screening
  • Health Screening
  • Sports Physicals

Performance Assessment

Individual - You are the focus of attention

Whether your sport focus is individual or team oriented, our advanced performance assessment is designed to test an athlete’s fitness level to create a fitness plan that reduces injuries and optimizes peak performance. Assessment includes:

  • Motion analysis system – uses state-of-the-art computerized video to capture a quick personalized view of the athlete in motion
  • ACL injury prevention - Training on the appropriate body mechanics to reduce the risk of ACL injury
  • Speed and agility testing – assesses an athlete’s ability to move quickly and change directions while maintaining control and balance
  • Computerized concussion evaluation - features a scientifically validated standardized computer-based tool to assess pre and post-injury cognitive functions

Girls ACL injury prevention

Compared to male athletes, female athletes are four times more likely to injure the knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Training on the appropriate body mechanics while athletes are younger can lead to lasting techniques that help reduce the chance of an injury. That's why the Athletic Medicine Institute at McLaren Macomb has developed an ACL injury prevention program designed especially for girls ages 12 to 18.

Our licensed physical therapists and licensed athletic trainers will work with each student athlete to develop techniques that reduce the likelihood of an ACL injury. Weekly sessions will include dynamic warm-ups, jumping, strengthening, and stretching to help participants understand how to avoid injury.

For more information call (586) 992-9031.