Athletic Enhancement

The athletic enhancement program at the IU Health Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center is a training program for males and females participating in athletics or other high demand activities who want to improve performance and minimize the risk of injury.

Who Can Benefit?

Individuals ages 10 and older participating in any sport or high demand activity. The program is most effective for those activities requiring a measure of land-based speed, agility, power and quickness.

What can it do for me?

Our highly skilled staff has developed specialized training guidelines in order to help athletes improve:

  • Muscle imbalance
    Identify and overcome weak links in the kinetic chain that can lead to injury. Increase core strength and improve flexibility for a solid training foundation
  • Speed and quickness
    Increase foot speed to move from point A to point B in a shorter amount of time.
  • Agility
    Maintain footing for faster change of direction whether forcing the action or reacting to it.
  • Power
    Increase the amount of force produced in the shortest period of time.
  • Endurance
    Sustain high intensity activity for longer periods of time.

How does the program work?

The program is administered in an individual, small group format, large group/team training. Dates and times can be configured around school/work schedules. Location is initially at IU Health Bloomington Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center West, but can be changed to best suit the individual or small group’s needs (i.e. field, court).

  • OPTION 1

    • Designated for the post-rehabilitative client transitioning back to high demand activities.

    • Four weeks; 8 training sessions. Initial session may take up to two hours, followed by one hour follow ups.

    • Initial session will include a thorough assessment of strength, flexibility, stability and function

    • Training sessions will focus on improving areas of deficit as well as activity specific exercises and drills

    • Follow up testing will be performed to determine progress and readiness for return to sport

  • OPTION 2

    • Designated for the healthy client who wants to further enhance his or her performance.

    • Four weeks; 8 training sessions. Initial and follow up training sessions will be one hour.

    • Initial session will include a Functional Movement Screen to identify muscle imbalance and weak links.

    • Additional sessions will focus on an individualized program consisting of dynamic warm up, corrective exercises, general strengthening and sports specific speed and agility training.

    • A follow up movement screen will be completed to determine progress.

Who will work with me?

The Athletic Enhancement program will be administered by healthcare providers and exercise specialists with extensive, specialized training and experience in working with highly active individuals of all skill levels.

Contact us for current rates. IU Health employees and Senior Plus participants receive a 10% discount.

For more information contact Ryan Taylor, DPT, CSCS at 812.353.5974.