Athletes of all ages and abilities will see marked improvement in their sports performance after undergoing athletic training at HealthPoint.
Sports Performance Lab
For anyone looking to improve their play, the sports performance lab at HealthPoint is the perfect place to start. It’s where we analyze an individual’s current physical abilities in order to develop training goals and improve how efficiently they perform.
Our state-of-the-art equipment includes tools used to measure:
- VO2 Max: the rate at which oxygen can be used by the heart, lungs, and muscles. VO2 max is used to measure a person’s aerobic capacity. Identifying and improving a person’s level of VO2 max is the single best predictor of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance.
- Lactate Threshold: how quickly lactate accumulates in the muscles and blood. If you can perform within your personal lactate threshold, you can maintain aerobic effort with greater ease. On the other hand, if lactate builds up faster than your body can absorb it, you’re more likely to experience muscle fatigue. This threshold is used to identify an athlete’s potential and develop training zones to maximize the effects of training and improve athletic performance.
- Gait Abnormalities: We use video gait analysis to identify movement and muscle-activity abnormalities. By noting inefficiencies, our athletic trainers can develop a custom-tailored program to improve a person’s sports performance.
Sports Performance Training
After determining a person’s current physical abilities and training goals, specific sports performance training can target areas of improvement.
This training includes progressively more difficult drills and exercises specific to a specific sport. It can help improve your strength, speed, and agility. Our athletic trainers are encouraging and professional coaches who can provide the motivation you need to stay on track to improve your abilities and performance.
Digitsole is a revolutionary piece of technology that is changing the way we help patients enhance their athletic performance and return to their sport following an injury. Digitsole works by tracking the mechanics of a patient’s gait and the way they walk or run. For a Digitsole assessment, the Digitsole device will be placed in the sole of your shoes. After the device is placed, you will walk around the office for a few minutes while the device tracks your walking cadence, the speed at which you walk, your weight distribution with each step, and the way your feet move throughout your walking processes.
From there, your provider will be able to provide you with a tailored treatment plan specified to your walking movements and your specific needs. With Digitsole, we can help you improve your running and jumping processes, and help you return to your sport effectively following an injury.
To find out more about how athletic training may benefit you, call the HealthPoint facility, our outpatient services location, at (330) 202-3318 in Wooster, Ohio.