ACL Injury Rehab & Risk Reduction
Proactive offers specific, periodized programs designed to help decrease risk of injury or re-injury to the ACL.
These programs, which are intended to be an off-season adjunct to sports-specific training, focus on balance and perturbation training, mobility, power development, proper cutting and landing mechanics, and the strengthening of key ACL-related muscle groups.
Proactive’s ACL Injury Rehab & Risk Reduction program also educates clients on proper biomechanics and movement strategies to decrease injury risk, proper warm-up and movement prep pre-activity, and optimal load management strategies for health and longevity.
Strategic ACL prevention programs have been found to significantly decrease the overall incidence rate of ACL injury and re-injury.
Our ACL Injury Rehab & Risk Reduction program is open to athletes of all ages and experience levels. Both individuals who are currently rehabbing an ACL injury and those seeking to reduce risk of future ACL injury or re-injury are welcome.
The Edge: A large percentage of sports-related injuries involve the ACL, and the rehab and recovery following an ACL injury can take a significant emotional toll. Proactive’s rehab & prevention programs are designed to provide a supportive, uplifting community for participants.
Arm Care Programs
Proactive offers arm care programs designed to build efficient throwing biomechanics, instill strong recovery habits, and reduce overall risk of injury.
After first assessing the individual’s unique pitching delivery, we seek to mobilize areas of the body that go through extreme ranges of motion while stabilizing areas subjected to rapid changes in direction. Post-throwing recovery drills focus on efficiently regaining shoulder range of motion, internal rotation and strength. Unique exercises are also utilized to build muscles in the shoulder, back and forearm.
Proactive’s Arm Care Programs are open to any athlete/pitcher 8 years old and up.
The Edge: An examination of throwing history injury rates in high school baseball players revealed 62% had inadequate rest between outings. Arm Care Program participants are educated on evidence-based throwing limits related to their age group — a key factor in injury prevention.
Return to Running Program
Proactive’s Return to Running program is designed to help you not only achieve your goal of getting back to running post-injury, but to help you optimize your running form and training routine to reach new heights of performance and longevity.
Our facility includes an unparalleled suite of tools to help us realize your true running potential, including the H/P/Cosmos, Boost One, Hydroworx 350 and Woodway Treadmills plus a full biomechanics research lab outfitted with force plates and research-grade motion capture and video analysis.
Key training modalities in Proactive’s Return to Running program include walking, plyometrics and intervals. Our performance team will help you build out a customized running program that intelligently progresses your running time, mileage and intensity.
The Edge: 80% of running injuries are caused by an inappropriate increase in mileage. One reason for this common mistake is that the cardiovascular system adjusts to stress more quickly than our joints. Proactive’s Return to Running program ensures the entire athlete is adequately conditioned prior to any meaningful increase in mileage or intensity.
Return to Sport Program
Proactive’s Return to Sport program is designed to not only get you back to doing what you love, but at a higher level than before. Return to Sport Testing includes clinical exams, isokinetic/strength testing, functional testing, and subjective questionnaires. These processes are supported by a best-in-class suite of testing and analysis tools.
Benefits of Proactive’s Return to Sport program include improved confidence and stability at competition-level intensity and optimized biomechanics as well as improved/equalized endurance, power and ground reaction forces between extremities. Ultimately, the Return to Sport program seeks to shift clients from an antiquated, time-based return criteria to guidelines grounded in function and performance.
The Edge: Data shows a significant failure rate in young athletes during the 4-9 months following an ACL repair. We offer a special program that is uniquely designed for clients rehabbing ACL injuries.