Nobody likes getting injured and watching their team from the side lines, but how do you avoid that? Learning where your weaknesses and imbalances lie, and how to improve upon those risk factors is a great place to start, which is exactly what an Injury Prevention Evaluation shows you.
Grace, a 13-year-old soccer player from Brookline, recently visited The Micheli Center for her first IPE. She worked with Jen Morse, one of our Injury Prevention Specialists, to help her understand what her body could handle and what she needed to work on. By looking at her strength, range of motion, endurance, and flexibility we were able to give Grace an understanding of what could potentially injure her as well as show her ways to reduce those risks. Below are a few of the tests that Grace experienced in her Evaluation and a quick explanation of why those measurements are important. Grace said she walked away with a much better understanding of what she has to do in order to stay healthy this soccer season!