Thanks again! I feel that if we implement your program, we will prevent injuries in the future and be stronger in “lacrosse specific” movements. It was motivating and challenging. The instructors were knowledgeable and displayed patience and enthusiasm. We followed the full program before practices and games. As a result, the JV team sustained fewer injuries than the previous year. Kinetic is a great team that has displayed preparation and passion for youth sports.
Coach Ben Carville
OJR Lacrosse

Patient Education

Kinetic Physical Therapy’s Adolescent Sports Medicine Program is founded on evidence-based practice. We aim to incorporate the highest quality evidence into the management of our young athletes. We strive to thoroughly educate our athletes, parents, and coaches in order to allow a safe and timely return to sport. We use this evidence in conjunction with quality education and excellent communication between the entire interdisciplinary team (PT, athletic trainer, coach, physician, personal trainer, massage therapist).

The Adolescent Sports Medicine Program at Kinetic Physical Therapy aims to address 4 main pillars through specialty services. These pillars include: patellofemoral pain, post-concussion syndrome, ACL injury, and injuries in the overhead athlete. Although we treat athletes with all types of injuries, we have specialty services to manage these conditions. We use a variety of video feedback, gait analysis, manual therapy, and exercise to address the deficits causing this dysfunction. We have a variety of evidence-based protocols also available to manage these young athletes. Examples of special services include:

Patellofemoral pain:

  • Sport specific hip and core strengthening
  • Dartfish video gait analysis
  • Biomechanical foot assessment
  • Jumping and landing assessment

ACL injury prevention and return to sport program:

  • Kinetic Physical Therapy ACL injury prevention program
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Running, jumping, and landing video analysis

Post-Concussion:

  • Full vestibular and cervical spine evaluation
  • Return to sport programming
  • ImPACT testing (if necessary)
  • Access to a sports medicine orthopedist and concussion specialist
  • Program designed to decrease likelihood of concussion

Overhead and throwing injuries:

  • Baseball, swimming, volleyball screen including Throwing injuriesthrowing/pitching or swim stroke analysis if applicable
  • Overhead and scapular kinematic analysis
  • Sport specific core and hip strength assessment
  • Video analysis as needed

 

Additional specialty areas:

  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD/jaw pain)
  • Growth plate injuries
  • Lumbar spine instability/spondylolisthesis
  • Hip impingement/labral tears