WPT presents Staying in the Game, a free injury prevention workshop for female athletes age 12-21. The goal of this workshop is to help educate female athletes on injury prevention within the lower extremity; Including the ankle, hip, and knee joints!
This workshop will review the basic anatomy of the lower extremities, the most common injuries that occur, and specific exercise programing to minimize the risk for injury. After an informative presentation, those in attendance will be placed into breakouts where they will be assessed on their deep squat, box jump, and Y-Balance test. These tests will give our PTs an opportunity to assess movement. For example, if a participant is doing the deep squat test and their knees are collapsing in, the PT will be able to provide cuing to correct this movement pattern as well as provide exercises to allow enhance strength into the deep squat position. At WPT we do not take a “one size fits all” approach and we want to bring the same philosophy to our workshops. We want to bring an Individualized understanding of participants’ unique movement patterns.
This clinic will give female athletes an understanding of how their movement is at baseline and steps they need to take to improve motor patterns. The workshop will also include topics like nutrition, mental health, sleep patterns, as well as managing training schedules throughout the year that will help prevent overtraining and burnout. Everything we will be talking about is based on solid research so you know you’ll be getting the best information possible.
This event will be held on Saturday, March 5th 2022 from 9:00am – 11:00pm. This event is totally free and we look forward to seeing everyone there!