Texas Orthopedics has become a Certified Clinical Site for Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center's nationally acclaimed Sportsmetrics™ program. This program was designed to help athletes refine neuromuscular control of the lower limbs. It is a six-week jump training program that meets three times per week on alternating days and is comprised of a dynamic warm-up, jump/plyometric drills, and strength training and flexibility exercises.
Sportsmetrics™ has been proven to:
- Reduce the risk of serious knee injury
- Increase vertical jump height up to 4 inches
- Improve hamstrings-to-quadriceps strength and symmetry in right-to-left leg power
- Improve landing mechanics and reduce side-to-side movements at the knee
Sportsmetrics™ targets female athletes, ages 9-17, who have knee ligament injury rates 2-10 times higher than in male athletes. Each year in the US, 1 in 100 female athletes will suffer a serious knee injury. The majority of these injuries are non-contact, occurring in sports that involve pivoting, cutting, or jumping.
The ACL controls the pivoting and forward motion of the knee joint, along with the hamstring muscles. If these muscles are not adequately prepared, jumping/twisting motions may create shear forces, which can tear the ACL. An ACL injury may sideline an athlete for 6-12 months. While Sportsmetrics™ targets female athletes because their injury rate is higher, the program can be and is used for male athletes, including professional football teams like the Houston Texans.
Sportsmetrics™ is NOT just another plyometric training program. The program is designed and structured to progress the athlete from technique development to performance enhancement.
- Texas Orthopedics physical therapists MeMe Schmitz and Derek Campbell are certified by Cincinnati SportsMedicine as Certified Sportsmetrics™ trainers and supervise athletes throughout every session from the warm-up to the concluding stretches. Student-to-trainer ratios are no higher than 6 to 1, so each athlete receives individualized recommendations and attention based upon the results of the Sports Injury Test.
- Each athlete has a training log to chart training progress and also receives the Sports Injury Test Report both pre-training and post-training to see improvement.
Each year in the US, 1 in 100 female high school athletes will suffer a serious knee injury. Don't be left on the sidelines! Train with Sportsmetrics™ to reduce your risk of injury!
For more information on our next 6-week session, call (512) 439-1935.