Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention Training/Risk Assessment Screen

O2fitness injury prevention training programs, as well as risk assessment screen are based largely on a six month mentorship with Dr. Chris Powers* at his USC-affiliated Movement Performance Institute**, as well as well as her mentorship at Athletes’ Performance.

Injury Prevention Training
Injury Prevention training – follows a similar protocol to that established for return to sport. This proactive investment trains your ability to effectively activate, strengthen and recruit through the demands of movement.

This training can be conducted individually or in sport-specific small group training sessions.

Injury Risk Assessment Screen
By employing the same procedures as the Return to Sport Evaluation, you are evaluated to identify potential biomechanical risk factors that may expose you to future injury. The assessment screen results are utilized to develop an individualized training program aimed at reducing injury risk and to improving athletic performance.

Daily Training Plans
In order to provide the most comprehensive approach – it is recommended you consider contracting for a daily training plan posted on the web-based coaching platform TrainingPeaks. This plan is developed on a weekly basis to systematically orchestrate key injury prevention elements, optimizing time and ensuring results.

*Christopher M. Powers, PhD, PT, FACSM, FAPTA
Dr. Powers is the founder and owner of the Movement Performance Institute in Los Angeles. In addition, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy, and Co-Director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Southern California. Dr. Powers is recognized nationally and internationally for his research related to the biomechanical causes of lower extremity injury. More specifically, he is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on knee injuries; in particular patellofemoral joint dysfunction and tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

**Movement Performance Institute (MPI)
The basic philosophy behind MPI is human health and quality of life depends on the ability to move skillfully and efficiently. It is believed, movement dysfunction is the root cause of many overuse and sport related injuries of the musculoskeletal system. Through objective measurements of motion, forces/pressures, muscle activation patterns and muscle performance, more effective intervention strategies can be designed and better long-term results achieved.