The I.C.A.N. Sports & Fitness Program is designed to specifically work with athletes and active adults to reduce restrictions and muscle inhibitions in movement. Who hasn’t had muscle tightness that doesn’t go away with stretching? read more…
Evaluation/Correction of Alignment Our therapists will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine areas at risk for injury, define patterns of movement impairment, address the needs of the client and tailor a program to reach his or her goals.
Flexibility Testing will dictate the areas to be stretched using both static and dynamic techniques. Soft tissue and joint mobilization will jump-start the process and maintain good alignment.
Strengthening/Balance Focus of this phase will be to improve balanced strength and flexibility in multiple muscle groups. Final aspect would be to teach an athlete how to sequence properly without compensation through dynamic movements specific to the sport.
Plyometrics/Sport Specific Training This phase will focus on training your body to meet the demands of your sport/activity. If your sport demands fast and explosive movements then you must train your nervous system to activate the muscle to respond in that manner. Our extensive knowledge in sports and experience with athletes will allow us to assist in sports specific movements to perform them more efficiently and with proper posture to reduce the risk of injury. The length of this phase may vary depending on the sport or activity.
I.C.A.N. Sports & Fitness Program Benefits
Learn strategies to keep your fitness at peak level. Be at your best and avoid injury to advance sports performance.
Stop settling for chronic injuries and pain.
Tired of stretching muscles with no lasting results?
Are you ready to make a long-term investment in your body?
Find out what it feels like to have balance posture, flexibility, strength, and power.
Want to reach “Peak Performance” and feel like you are “in the zone?”
Better muscle recruitment (larger % of muscle contraction).
Decreased joint restriction.
Decreased muscle and fascia restriction.
Creates better body awareness which allows the athlete to move freely.
Peak performance being “in the zone” because they are not fighting their own body to perform their sport.
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Injury prevention? Who wants to think about injuries when you are enjoying your sport? As an athlete or avid exercise buff injury can stop you from doing what you love. If a simple flexibility or alignment self-check can prevent this from happening, why risk it? As physical therapists, we see how an injury can impact not only the sport you are enjoying now but impact movement in the future. Can we predict all injuries? No, but we can identify areas that might be at risk. Our evaluation defines all the areas that commonly get injured in your sport or activity. If you are having pain, let us check you out! The painful area is usually the victim of poor muscle balance, joint alignment, foot mechanics or from insufficient recruitment from previous injuries.
Strengthening Programs: Adolescent to Seniors Whether you would like to continue after rehabilitation or have one of our experts in orthopedics guide your exercise program, we offer strengthening programs for all ages. Our approach is to use a functional progressive program with your best outcomes in mind. Knowing your orthopedic history will help us identify potential compensatory patterns of movement. This will guide the selection of appropriate exercise that will help you achieve your goals.
Pre-Season Assessment and Training Starting a new sport? Or wanting better performance this season? Come in and have one of our professionals review your pre-season strengthening to determine the most comprehensive program for you. Based on our evaluation we can suggest exercises that will balance the ones you have or modify your program to achieve better results.
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Injury prevention? Who wants to think about injuries
Strengthening Programs: Adolescent to Seniors
Pre-Season Assessment and Training
Meet The I.C.A.N. Sports & Fitness Team
Frequently Asked Questions
How long are the sessions?Ian Brokaw2020-12-27T20:37:37+00:00
Currently, we are only offering 1-on-1 sessions so we can provide a high-quality level of service and personal attention to ensure that low and high impact exercises are performed with proper mechanics.
Who is appropriate for the program?Ian Brokaw2019-12-10T01:28:06+00:00
The program was designed for athletes or active adults who would like to make an investment in their body. Some goals may be to improve performance, loss weight, recover from injury, reduce the chances of injury, feel stronger, and improve energy. There is no age limit on the program. Goals may vary but the investment is the same.
What is the difference between this program and a personal training session?Ian Brokaw2019-12-10T01:26:43+00:00
This is an important question for you as an individual when planning your goals.
Physical therapists can perform personal training, but personal trainers cannot perform physical therapy.
These are some of the differences:
Our therapists are trained in the techniques of the Postural Restoration Institute which is used in many professional teams and Division I college sports. Working with a skilled physical therapist who specializes in movement will allow you to strive to meet your goals without the high risk of injury and limitations.
Do I have to have a doctor script?Ian Brokaw2019-12-10T01:08:42+00:00
No, there is no need for a doctor script if you are self-paying for the program. Depending on your insurance carrier you can use direct access where no doctor’s referral is necessary. Please feel free to call the clinic for further questions regarding insurance.
Can I use my insurance for the program?Ian Brokaw2019-12-10T01:07:59+00:00
Insurance can be used in certain circumstances to offset the cost of the program. For those individuals who have a history of injuries in the past few years, your doctor can send a referral for therapy. Our evaluation will determine how many visits would be appropriate for insurance. Co-pays and deductibles apply during this time period. Insurance visits are scheduled every 40 min. Once you have met your goals for the insurance visits, you will transfer to the program where visits are scheduled every hour. The cost for these visits will be based on the fee schedule for the ICAN program.
I am a registered Physical therapist. I received my bachelors in athletic training from Barry University in Miami Florida. I have worked with athletes at the high school, college, and professional level.
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Non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are injuries that are associated with twisting or pivoting on a leg when the foot is planted on a surface. They occur without external force on the body. An ACL tear is a serious injury that can often end the season for an athlete. The literature supports that many athletes are at increased risk, especially in youth sports, due to lower extremity and core weakness along with decreased balance from poor dynamic mechanics and posture. Any athlete can reduce the odds of an ACL tear with a good program that will improve static and dynamic stability, and ultimately reduce the risk of other injuries as well.