Designed to further equip you with valuable information to lower the risk of sports-related injuries and to maximize performance capabilities, Sports Med Utah hosts numerous seminars and education programs throughout the year on a wide range of topics. These include, but are not limited to:
Sport-specific seminars on injury prevention, injury quick care and proper training techniques.
Physical training, evaluation and conditioning specifically formulated for football, baseball, soccer and softball.
Human performance using VO2 (maximal oxygen uptake), our trainers determine an athlete’s capacity to perform sustained exercise in order to build aerobic endurance. We also conduct sub-maximum cardiopulmonary testing. For more information, please call our Trainer Hotline at 801-502-3988.
Functional Movement Screening (FMS) FMS is a unique way of evaluating athletic functions. Most of the current ways to evaluate athletic potential are based on strength tests (bench press) or speed (40-yard dash). While there is some value to these numbers, they cannot predict an athlete’s potential for injury or overall performance level. Athleticism requires a mix of balance, strength, flexibility, agility, speed and mobility. The FMS uses seven distinct movements to evaluate the way the whole body moves. Each athlete receives a score from 0 to 21. If a score of less than 14 is received, this is highly predictive that some kind of injury will occur due to some asymmetry or lack of efficient movement in some area of the body.
The FMS has been used for evaluating professional football teams, such as the Oakland Raiders, and the U.S. Marine Corps. A trained evaluator can guide an athlete through the test and provide a score in 10 minutes. If there are weaknesses identified, specific remedial exercises are provided to correct those imbalances. Re-testing can be performed after six weeks to ensure imbalances are rectified.
SportsMed Utah is the only organization offering this evaluation by athletic trainers with the skill and knowledge to do so. Arrangements can be made to have the FMS conducted for teams or groups on Wednesday nights at the Utah Olympic Oval by calling Dona at 801-912-8210. For the price of $10, an athlete will be evaluated, scored and given access to the corrections to work on where needed. The FMS can be a valuable tool in providing the foundation for an off-season workout program and helps to facilitate injury-free participation in sports.
This program is offered by Oval Sports Medicine. For more information, call 801-912-8210.
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