PFP 360 ATHLETIC TRAINING
Our philosophy is that better athletes make better players! PFP 360 Athletic Training utilizes a systematic approach of screening, evaluation and program development that aims to assess and clean up faulty movement patterns. Deficits or asymmetries in strength and mobility can lead to movement dysfunction, which has a negative effect on performance and may ultimately result in injury. Our Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists use the concept of Prehab, which is a proactive approach to address these deficits and asymmetries with the goal of minimizing the athlete’s risk for injury while enhancing softball performance. We believe that a safe and challenging training program is the key to achieving maximum output with each pitch, throw, swing, catch and sprint. We have developed a HOLISTIC multidisciplinary approach utilizing Athletic Trainers, Coaches, and Physical Therapists to help each player unleash her WHOLE 360 DEGREE potential!
• Individual, group & team training.
• Periodic FMS and Combine testing to track progress and accountability.
• Individualized workouts specific to position play requirements.
• Strength training.
• Speed and agility training.
• Softball-specific conditioning.
• Injury prevention mobility work.
• Improve combine testing scores.
• Strengthen softball biomechanics.
• Training for a targeted purpose!
Train smart, Perform better!
Prepare for battle this pre-season with the professionals who know your sport inside and out! Matrix Sports Medicine will help you to rise above the competition and become
STRONGER, FASTER & MORE EXPLOSIVE softball players!
Reach your highest potential while minimizing your risk for injury this season!
INDIVIDUALIZED Softball Strength, Speed & Arm Care Program Hybrid Training Model: Starts ANYTIME!
$299/ per person
If you are unable to commit to the set schedule of the 6-week Softball Strength, Speed & Arm Care Program, we are now offering a Hybrid option! This will run for 6 weeks and include two 30 min-person assessments – an initial assessment upon commencement of the program and a re-assessment at the ½ way mark – and online training 3 times a week at home though and online training platform. The online program will be progressed, as necessary following the re-assessment session. The focus of the program will be the same as the traditional Softball Strength, Speed & Arm Care Program, however, it will be more individualized as the program will be designed around your assessments, access to equipment and time constraints.
Softball Strength, Speed & Arm Care Program:
This 6-week program is designed with the physical and mechanical demands of softball in mind to enhance athletic performance and cater to the needs of a throwing athlete. Areas of focus will include:
Basic Arm Care – will include shoulder mobility, activation and stabilization methods to ensure a strong and stable throwing shoulder.
Flexibility & Mobility – will establish a warm-up routine to improve mobility and minimize risk for injury.
Core/Pelvic/Scapular Stability – Athletes must have a stable base from which to move. Without this they will be leaving a significant amount of power in their bat bags!
Strength & Power – we will build this from the ground up and teach the athlete how to utilize the concept of ground reaction force and stabilization to create a tsunami of power up the kinetic chain.
Speed & Agility – will include drills to improve linear speed and the athlete’s ability to accelerate, decelerate, stabilize and quickly change directions with the most efficient mechanics.
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Non-Injury Movement Assessments:
This is specifically for healthy athletes who are looking to identify areas of weakness and potential for injury. A comprehensive evaluation will be performed by a Physical Therapist or Athletic Trainer and the athlete will walk away with a full understanding of any limitations or mechanical breakdowns. She will be provided with a comprehensive home exercise program to work on independently. This is a minimum requirement for manual therapy sessions.
This is for the injured athlete who is experiencing pain or signs and symptoms of injury. A comprehensive evaluation of the injured body part will be performed by a Physical Therapist or Athletic Trainer and treatment (including necessary manual treatment) will be prescribed. The athlete will be given a comprehensive home exercise program to work on independently. If treatment is necessary beyond this evaluation, the athlete can either purchase a manual therapy package (listed below) or go to Matrix Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy (or any Physical Therapy clinic of your choice) for treatment to be billed through health insurance.
Manual Treatment Sessions (15 mins):
Includes, but not limited to, manual soft tissue work, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, stretching, joint mobilizations, ART (active release techniques) cupping and dry needling (dry needling requires an order from an MD). Manual therapy treatments will help address restrictions found in the athlete’s movement/injury assessment and will promote healing, quality movement patterns and decrease risk for future injury. Our skilled clinicians offer a hands-on approach to improving tissue quality through evidence-based techniques proven to help athletes recover faster and get the most out of their performance.
Online 12-wk Program (4 workout/wk option):
This model is appropriate for off- season, college bound players. This will be a softball specific program and will be completely online. Athletes will be responsible for completing workouts independently. The necessary equipment can be found at most gyms. Athletes may contact our Athletic Trainer with any questions about modifications and will be able to send videos to receive feedback on exercise form.
Online 6-wk Program (3 workouts/wk option):
This model is appropriate for a younger age group. This program will be softball specific and completely online. Athletes will be responsible for completing workouts on their own using minimal equipment. The necessary equipment can be found at most gyms. Athletes may contact our Athletic Trainer with any questions about modifications and will be able to send videos to receive feedback on exercise form.