Prevent Sport Injuries & Improve Performance

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    In this video, Jay Dicharry, director of the SPEED Performance Clinic and the Motion Analysis Lab Coordinator at the University of Virginia Health System, discusses how to prevent sports injuries and improve performance.

    Jay Dicharry: Hello, I am Jay Dicharry, a Physical Therapist and Director of the Speed Clinic at the Center for Endurance Sport here at University of Virginia Health System.

    Jay Dicharry: Hello, I am Jay Dicharry, a Physical Therapist and Director of the Speed Clinic at the Center for Endurance Sport here at University of Virginia Health System. Today we are going to talk about overuse injuries and performance and economy, things that affect us all as athletes. Few words about myself, I spent some time down getting a Bachelor of Science at University of Southern Mississippi. I have got a Master in Physical Therapy, from Louisiana State University and also I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength Conditioning Association and I am a certified coach to USA Cycling and also to USA Track and Fields. Host: Are certain sports activities more prone to generate injuries than others?

    Jay Dicharry: The Center for Disease Control has shown that Snowboarding actually counts for more number of the cadence than any other sport this past year. But, I think the key thing to remember is whatever your sport that you prepare for that sport. You have taken in consideration the demands of the training, taken in consideration the load on your body and instruction technique to make sure you are ready for the demands of that particular sport.