Youth Sports Performance
Do you have a child who is an athlete? At PREP Performance Center, we are dedicated to helping athletes of all levels reach their optimum level of physical performance. Whether you have a high-schooler who’s a swimming star or a Little Leaguer who is quickly picking up batting techniques, our Chicago physical therapists can help with improving technique, healing any current injuries, and preventing additional injuries from occurring in the future. To learn more about our youth sports performance programs, contact our Chicago physical therapy office today!
Why are these programs important?
At PREP Performance Center, we understand that youth athletes are still developing in their skills. It wouldn’t make sense to design the same treatment plans for both youth and adult athletes, or even for youth athletes of different age groups. Children have different biomechanics than adults because they are still growing – both physically and mentally. Each youth sports performance program is unique, taking into account the child’s age, level of physical activity, and their continuing physical and mental development.
Our sport-specific academy training programs prioritize important aspects of youth athletic training, such as:
- Athletic development
- Strength improvement
- Power improvement
- Speed and body awareness
The goal of these programs is to create a pre-season environment where youth athletes can enhance their skills and techniques, in order to ensure a safe and successful sports season. Our highly trained Chicago physical therapists will assist your child with improvements in strength, stability, and body awareness, in addition to working on jumping, landing, and cutting techniques. Perhaps most importantly, the techniques your child learns will significantly reduce the injury risk of ACL injuries, non-contact injuries, and overuse injuries, such as shin splints or stress fractures.
Sign your child up today!
If you are interested in having your young athlete participate in one of our youth sports performance programs, contact PREP Performance Center today. After an initial evaluation, one of our Chicago physical therapists will design a unique plan for your child, encompassing speed, agility, footwork, strength, and injury prevention. Schedule an appointment at Lincoln Square, Irving Park, Lakeview, Horner Park, Roscoe Village & Ravenswood Chicago, IL centers today and help your child achieve his or her full athletic potential!