Avera Return to Competition Program
The Avera Return to Competition program, offered by Avera Sports, is for any individual who has undergone surgery (knee, ankle, shoulder, spine) and would like to return to his or her previous level of participation.
The ARC program combines the expertise of our rehabilitation staff with Athletic Republic® protocols to offer the area’s most comprehensive strength, agility and functional program, tailored to help the athlete refine specific sport skills and achieve his or her activity goals.
The program consists of 24 sessions (eight weeks, three times per week) with a cost of $500. No referral is required.
Components of the ARC program
The program uses the following equipment and activities to achieve the athlete’s goals:
Super running treadmill exercises
Aid the athlete in relearning proper walking and running mechanics, and improve overall body conditioning, strength, stability and flexibility. Backward walking and running activities address lower extremity strength and speed deficits.
Improves lower body coordination, explosiveness and agility. Plyometrics assist athletes with returning their lower body strength and power to pre-injury levels. Multidirectional movement exercises reinforce proper jumping, landing, cutting and deceleration mechanics.
- Strength training workouts
Personalized to each athlete by Avera physical therapists, athletic trainers and exercise specialists. Upper and lower body strength goals will be determined by each individual’s surgery and rehab needs.
- Sport-specific skill training
Allows athletes to address the demands of their sport in sport-specific settings. Avera Sports provides an environment for athletes to complete their training on a variety of surfaces, including artificial turf, basketball and volleyball courts, batting cages, long jump pit, driving range and MondoÒ sprint track surfaces. In addition to addressing specific phases of running (starting/stopping, acceleration/decelerating, cutting/change of direction), sport-specific skills of shooting a basketball, spiking a volleyball, or hitting a baseball or golf ball can be worked on under the guidance of our expertly trained staff.
Call 605-322-3278 for more information or to start your training today.