Sports Conditioning

Building Better Athletes

Want to improve your sports performance and prevent injuries? Sam Berry will put you through the Functional Movement Screen to assess mobility, stability, and symmetrical movement patterns. He will then design an individualized training program based on the screen results and the demands of your sport. Sessions with Sam will improve your strength, flexibility, and agility to optimize performance and keep you in the game!

 

We offer one-on-one training and group training for middle school, high school, collegiate, and adult athletes.

Sports Injuries: Did you Know?

  • High school athletes suffer 2 million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits, and 30,000 hospitalizations each year.

  • Female soccer players are twice as likely to get injured compared to their male counterparts, have a higher incidence of recurrent injuries, and tend to suffer more severe knee injuries such as a complete ligament tear

  • Ankle sprains are common in sports that require sudden stops and cutting movements. 1.7 million high school athletes participated in supervised soccer and basketball programs and, on average, 15% (1 million) of these athletes sustain ankle sprains each year.

  • Not only are ACL injuries in youth soccer common and a financial burden, they are also detrimental to long-term health as radiographic signs of osteoarthritis development were present in 80% of soccer players less than 15 years after an ACL injury..

  • Training programs that focus on lower extremity strengthening, sport-specific agility drills, and proper body mechanics during jumping activities have proven to be successful in reducing injury rates among youth athletes.

Sources

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sports-related injuries among high school athletes, United States, 2005-06 school year. MMWR Morbid Mortal Wkly Rep. 2006 55(38);1037-1040. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5538a1.html

  • Yard, EE, Schroeder, MJ, Fields, SK, Collins, CL, and Comstock, RD. The epidemiology of United States high school soccer injuries, 2005-2007. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2008;36(10):1930-1937.

  • McGuine, TA and Keene, JS. The effect of a balance training program on the risk of ankle sprains in high school athletes. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2006;34(7):1103-1111.

  • DiStefano, LJ, Padua, DA, DiStefano, MJ, and Marshall, SW. Influence of age, sex, technique, and exercise program on movement patterns after an anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention program in youth soccer players. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2009;37(3):495-505.

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20 Atwood Rd, Topsham, ME 04086

(207)-307-2121​

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