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.
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.