Performance Enhancement Program
||The following are programs and services offered in the Performance Enhancement Program (PEP). Each session is 60 minutes in duration. Session times are flexible; appointments are available Monday - Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All participants receive a free PEP T-shirt. For more information about these programs or for pricing information, please call 414-805-7114 or Contact Us.
Individual and Team Training
This program is designed to enhance athletic performance and help you realize your ultimate potential using the latest sports-specific training techniques and equipment. The Sports Medicine Center is equipped to handle both the needs of individuals as well as teams. Price discounts are given to teams performing our skill-specific six-week programs.
This program is designed for endurance runners looking to enhance their overall stamina. Individuals will take a VO2 test prior to beginning the program that will assist in developing the individualized sessions.
Performance Enhancement for the Golfer — This program is designed for golfers at any skill level who want to improve their golf-specific strength and flexibility, or reduce injury.
Executive Fitness Program — promotes a healthy lifestyle for the high-stress and fast-paced life of executives.
Throwing Athlete Program — designed for athletes in throwing sports (e.g., baseball, football and volleyball) to improve performance and lessen the likelihood of injury
ACL Injury Prevention Performance Enhancement
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four ligaments critical to the stability of the knee joint. The ACL Injury Prevention Program is a comprehensive six-week program (twice a week) designed to improve lower extremity strength, core stability, reaction times and balance. Sports-specific mechanics, body control and multidirectional movements are emphasized. Using the latest equipment and training techniques, we conduct a thorough evaluation and design a conditioning program and strengthening workout to address your needs and goals. If you want to improve your athletic performance and decrease your injury risk, this program is for you.
Did you know that women have a greater risk of ACL injury? Learn about the ACL injury risk factors for women.
Additional ServicesIn addition to the 12-session training programs, PEP participants may choose from a variety of other services:
Need help with recovery after a PEP session or after a difficult workout? Take some time to recover with our FDA approved electric muscle stimulation and vasoneumatic devices that aid in decreasing lactic acid and increasing blood flow. We offer 30-minute sessions.
VO2 Max and Anaerobic Threshold Analysis
VO2 max and anaerobic threshold are predictors of your endurance. Both are very important if you are training for an endurance event or want to know your training parameters.
- VO2 max (maximal aerobic power) — the maximum amount of oxygen that can be used by muscles in a given period of time. VO2 max is your maximal rate of oxygen consumption and a measure of your capacity to generate the energy required for endurance activities. To assess VO2 max, the athlete performs progressively intensive exercise, during which ventilation and oxygen concentration of inhaled and exhaled air are measured. VO2 max testing is performed on a bike or treadmill and a metabolic analysis is done. The results provide max levels of heart rate, VO2, VCO2 and anaerobic threshold.
- Anaerobic threshold — the point at which lactate removal fails to keep up with the rate of lactate production as exercise intensity increases. At the anaerobic threshold, lactate starts to accumulate in the blood because it is produced faster than it can be removed (metabolized). The anaerobic threshold is a useful measure for determining exercise intensity for training and racing in endurance sports. The threshold can be greatly increased with training.
Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill
Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmills are being used at leading medical facilities across the United States, including the US Olympic Training Center. You have to experience the Alter-G to truly appreciate how amazing it is. To find out what it feels like to defy gravity and exercise like never before, try it today.
One of our athletic trainers can provide a skin-fold analysis to estimate your body fat.
Our trained professionals can set up your bicycle according to your height, weight and training style. We may also modify your bike setup if you have a nagging injury. This program is helpful for those who have had knee or hip injuries or surgery.
Our professionals are available to speak to your group on a variety of athletic topics. You may also want to meet at our Patient Education Conference Room, which is equipped with full audio and visual aids. The room is located at the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Center. There is no room charge for team programs.
Dance Medicine Program
PEP staff members offer this program to prevent, diagnose and treat injuries among dancers. Designed by the physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers of the Milwaukee Ballet, this program also offers valuable training techniques to optimize performance.
Our nutritionist provides athletes with a detailed analysis of their current diet as well as a plan to meet their athletic needs.
Author: Marla Fraunfelder
Last Review Date: June 28, 2013
Online Editor(s): Andy Monigal