Our team of doctors, physical therapists, and athletic trainers evaluate the young athletes for any imbalances that may predispose them to injury. Based on the findings, a score is derived which places the athletes in various categories of relative risk. For those with a significant risk for injury, referrals are made to seek help to correct imbalances and thus reduce risk of injury. We can also suggest programs or products that might help the female athlete in decreasing their risk of injury. One program through Oakland University Recreational Department focuses on core strengthening and sport specific drills to reduce injury.
Last November the doctors and staff of Performance Orthopedics participated in a bowl-a-thon to benefit the South Oakland Family YMCA. They each raised donations and participated in 3 games of bowling. Performance Orthopedics was proud to come together as a team and support the community and look forward to future YMCA events to take part in.
Female Athlete Injury Prevention Program-Injury Screening at Local high schools The staff at Performance Orthopedics and members of Oakland University’s Recreation Department have initiated a program to screen female athletes in order to assess their risk for injury. They provide free injury prevention screenings for High School female athletes.
This year was Performance Orthopedics 3rd annual visit to the Boys and Girls Club for their Halloween event. The doctors and staff got dressed in Halloween costumes and interacted with the children at the Boys and Girls Club. The doctors spoke about being safe on Halloween while trick-or-treating and what to expect in a growing athlete. The staff was able to play games with the children while educating them on injury prevention in specific sports including Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer and playground games. Performance Orthopedics also gave awards for the children with the best costumes. Both the Boys and Girls Club and Performance Orthopedics are excited about future Halloween events.