P4 = PLAYER PERFORMANCE PROTECTION PLAN
Performance care is an essential aspect of an athlete’s well being, and longevity in sport, and as a cutting edge facility, we offer just that. We have had great success with treating some of your current clients at our clinic, and would love the opportunity to discuss a collaboration to extend this service to more of your clients.
With performance care, we have the ability to treat any dysfunctions found through our neuro-functional assessment, and zero in on areas that will potentially become a hindrance for an athlete of this caliber throughout their career, allowing the athlete to excel in their sport without preventable repetitive stress injuries.
Hockey specific movements are unorthodox to the human body. We are designed to run, walk, leap, squat and twist, not skate. Due to the abnormal stresses on an athlete’s core, hip musculature, groin, this will pre-dispose these areas to a repetitive stress. Our group of Elite practitioners, from the Medical Contemporary Acupuncture program offered at McMaster University, has observed these patterns of restriction beginning as early as 9 years of age. Interestingly, imagine the restrictions that have developed by the time these athletes have turned pro.
In order to combat these patterns of restriction that will lead to a decrease in performance, we have the technology and methods to combat this through our neuro-functional sports assessment and treatments. Our technology includes electro-acupuncture, shockwave therapy, neural therapy injections and custom bracing. We are able to determine what systems in the body are dysfunctional and correct them to aid the body in returning to its highest level of function, ultimately, protecting one’s performance. In recent years this has proven the difference unique situations where it may be a contract year. Our team has the ability to keep up an athlete’s performance to achieve a lucrative contract or maintain the physical attributes to endure a season in the pro levels.
Our team of highly trained professionals includes 3 registered physiotherapists, 2 chiropractors, 2 registered massage therapists, 1 naturopathic doctor and 1 athletic therapist. We work together as a team to determine the best course of action for your client. Along with our professional services, we offer travel visits to players on location within their home city to maintain performance throughout the season.
We would love the opportunity to set up a time to further discuss the opportunity to collaborate with your agency to provide your clients the best care they can receive while in and out of season.
Teams / player(s) will begin with a scheduled appointment and run through several functional tests to evaluate the current functional status in relation to their respective sport. Following, a thorough full body assessment, evaluating joint mobility, muscular integrity, muscular firing pattern, optimal muscle recruitment, core strength, joint integrity (ligaments, tendons….etc), proprioception (balance ability) and functional movements of the upper extremities and lower extremities. Each appointment will be one hour in length to ensure the athlete is adequately assessed.
The scheduled appointment is completed by a registered healthcare provider. At which point a file will be created on the respective player. If issues are discovered, a plan is developed to restore the dysfunction and return to competition accordingly. This will prevent any dysfunction from escalating into a serious injury. Also, having a player already on file allows for treatment to occur quickly should an injury arise, minimizing wait times, ease of bookings and a most advantageous return to sport.
All sport assessments are covered under extended health care plans through the respective disciplines
NOTE: If a player is injured, for example, in an Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) soccer event, hence, training, game or tournament the athlete is entitled to coverage under the OSA. For Hockey, the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) would cover as supplemental coverage. For all other remaining sports please inquire with the governing sport body about supplemental coverage if an injury should arise. Most often, plan rules dictate that third party/extended health care plans have to be exhausted (if a player has them) prior to utilizing this supplemental coverage.
P4 will ensure athletes can function at the best of their abilities and provide optimal performance on and off the field. Ultimately, our goal is to ensure a player’s level of body awareness is optimal to protect performance.
Please contact Absolute Rehabilitation and Wellness for pricing and procedures
On completion of the sports assessment, recommendations and / or treatment strategy are then discussed and considered.
If you would like to request an appointment, please fill out the form below. Please note that we cannot guarantee availability for your requested time. We will contact you within 24 hours to confirm.