Sportsmetrics™ Program Offered at Fisher-Titus
Each year in the United States, 1 in 100 female high school athletes will suffer a serious knee injury. Call today to get your athlete screened on how their jumping technique may be impacting their risk!
What is Sportsmetrics™?
Sportsmetrics™ is a training program tailored to correct deficiencies that can lead to injury, in particular ACL and other knee injuries. Created under the direction of internationally-renowned orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon, Frank R. Noyes, M.D., Sportsmetrics™ is the first and only training program scientifically proven to decrease knee injuries in female athletes and to increase muscular power and jump height. What does the screening involve?
Our certified professionals will use the Cincinnati Sportmedicine's Exclusive Video Analysis Software to provide your athletes with objective measurements of knee mechanics during landing and jumping. The screening will measure several important factors such as your athlete’s coordination and body alignment. The compilation of data from all performed tests will be compared to a large research database of over 800 athletes. The database is used to understand factors that may predispose your athlete to injury.
A history of prior injuries and sports participation
Video analysis of jumping/landing
Single leg function hop tests
A written analysis of performance sent to your home
Your athlete will be videotaped during a series of three different tests. Video software is used to analyze key components of the hips, knees, and ankle motions during take offs and landings during specific types of jumping. Athletes who exhibit excessive inward motion may be a greater risk to sustain serious knee injuries.
Testing takes 15-20 minutes and only requires an appointment and a signed consent from your athlete or his/her parent if under 18. Lycra shorts or leggings are the best attire for the screening as it allows the athlete to have a full range of motion while ensuring the software can properly analyze body alignment.
Who can benefit from a screening?
While these screenings are open to anyone age 10 or older that is concerned about their risk for knee injury, there are some groups of athletes that may especially benefit from a jump assessment and the Sportsmetrics™ program. These include:
High School Athletes
Other Athletes Who Jump Frequently
What happens after my athlete is screened?
Once your athlete complete their screening, their results will be sent directly to their home. If the screening detected deficiencies, Fisher-Titus will soon be offering the Sportsmetrics™ training program to help correct these. Talk to the athletic trainer or physical therapist conducting the screening to see what they suggest your athlete's next steps should be.
Learn more about the Sportsmetrics Program!
Still want to learn more? Hear from Dr. Jason Brown, orthopaedic surgeon with NOMS Access Orthopaedics, Jake Rospert, ATC, Kelly Kuhbander, PT, and Angie Kalizewski, parent and coach, speak about the benefits of Sportsmetrics at the May Sportsmetrics Live Forum at Norwalk High School in this video: