The Arizona-based ProActive Physical Therapy has launched the ProActive Performance Project (P3), a free injury screening program middle and high school students and athletes. According to a ProActive Physical Therapy news release, the program was established as part of an effort to decrease the risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and other lower extremity injuries. The goal of the Performance Project is to screen 1,100 youth by June 1, 2014.
The ProActive news release notes that P3 is a “constantly evolving injury prevention and performance training project driven by specific screening, performance testing, consistent long-term monitoring, client education, and individualized programming.” The new program aims to detect and reduce injury risks, and is backed by the latest research that suggests certain populations are higher risk for injury and risk can be reduced with early detection and proper training.
As indicated on the ProActive news release, the first phase of the P3 project will be reaching out to middle school and high school coaches and coaches of club teams to perform complimentary screens and propose recommendations for parents and kids on how to be proactive in preventing injuries. The free injury prevention screens will be available for children 12 to 18 years who are athletes and non-athletes as well.
John Woolf, PT, AT, managing partner and former Director of The University of Arizona’s Sports Medicine program, states, “The entire country, including our community, must become more active in the application of preventative medicine. We are doing our part with scientifically based programs to help decrease youth sports injuries.”
For more information about the free screens, visit www.proactivept.com.
Source: ProActive Physical Therapy