Just yesterday, a mother of one of my patients asked me what was going on in our gym. I don't blame her for asking. She was watching me work on her son, who was injured and on crutches, while there were 15-20 high school girls doing different jumping and agility drills just 20 yards away. She wanted to do know if they were rehabbing an injury, too.
I quickly explained that they are part of our PEP, or Performance Enhancement Programs. These girls are preparing for volleyball, and wanting to learn exercises and form drills to improve their ability as well as prevent injury. Earlier in the day, I saw a former college football player working with our athletic trainers preparing for some upcoming professional tryouts.
It's good to know that these young athletes are turning to medical and fitness professionals to learn the best way to improve performance, rather than seeking out alternative pharmaceutical options. With performance enhancing drug usage leading the sports highlights almost every day, whether nationally or even locally, I often wonder what our young athletes' mind-set is regarding banned substances.
From what I saw in the past couple of days in our clinic, I feel there is hope for the future of sports. I'm glad that we have qualified staff and the programs to offer those interested in making gains.Share on Facebook