Keeping athletes in the game
Freeman Rehabilitation & Sports Center offers a variety of summer strength and conditioning programs for area high school and junior high student athletes.
All programs include:
- Warm-ups: introduction in the use of dynamic warm-ups–this innovative exercise pairs flexibility and mobility with coordination and balance
- Agility: ladders, hurdles, cones, and reaction balls can help with hand-eye coordination and timing
- Core: suspension training, physioball, body weight, and medicine balls
- Lower extremity strength: kettle bells, suspension training, and body weight exercises
- Lower extremity plyometrics: the body's ability to land safely is more important than the vertical distance of the jump. Our athletic trainers can help make needed adjustments for a safe jump.
- Testing: to show measurable results and goals from the program, we conduct pre-testing and post-testing, including Functional Movement Screen® and Y Balance Test™
High school and junior high school programs
Providing area junior high school athletes with strength and conditioning exercises to improve agility, vertical jump, balance, core strength, and overall athletic performance. Working with school’s summer training programs already in place, we hope to increase each athlete’s potential while decreasing risk of injury. Freeman certified athletic trainers will instruct and lead sessions, as well as perform testing to show measurable results from the program.
For more information about the high school program, contact James Bolin, Freeman Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer, 417.347.3737. Download high school brochure.
For more information about the junior high school program, contact Megan Lankford, Freeman Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer, 417.347.3737. Download junior high school brochure.
Female athlete program
Female athletes experience a higher number of knee injuries compared to their male counterparts. Differences in anatomy, hormonal levels, knee alignment, muscular strength, and neuromuscular control all contribute to increased knee injuries in female athletes. At Freeman Rehabilitation & Sports Center, our certified athletic trainers provide area female athletes with conditioning exercises focused around functional performance training. Specialized female training is important to the safety of athletic performance.
For more information about the female athlete program, contact Mylene Ray, Freeman Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer, 417.347.3737. Download brochure.