Next Step: Advanced Return to Play After Ankle, Knee and Hip Injury
Created by the Institute for Athletic Medicine, Next Step is a five-week 10-session sports rehabilitation program that bridges the gap between in-clinic sports injury rehabilitation and return to high-intensity sport activities.
Injury and surgery affect the body in many ways. For athletes, muscles and nerves often must be "re-trained" to work together again, and be strengthened to withstand the rigors of activities like sprinting, jumping and cutting.
Physical therapists and certified athletic trainers work one-on-one and in a group setting to provide advanced sports-oriented training to improve strength, endurance, agility, coordination, speed and confidence necessary to competitive play.
Next Step training for lower extremity injuries includes:
- Pre- and post-program testing for agility, jumping and speed
- Fundamental skills retraining
- Proprioception to increase body awareness
- Sport-specific drills
- Agility training
- Power development
- Advanced strengthening
Next Step helps athletes move beyond rehabilitation to return to sport safely and reduces the likelihood of re-injury. On average, participants improve agility, vertical jump and hop scores by 20 percent at program completion.
The cost of the program is $300. A $50 deposit is required at the time of registration. The remainder is payable at the start of the session. To find out if this program is covered by your health savings/spending account, check with your benefits administrator.
Due to limited space, those who register less than two weeks prior to the class start date are subject to availability. Physician approval is required for post-surgical participants.
For more information or to register call the Institute for Athletic Medicine Next Step information line at 612-672-7737.
- Jan 9 – Feb 9
- Feb 20 – March 23
- April 3 – May 4
- May 15 – June 19
- June 26 – July 27
- Aug 7 – Sept 11
- Sept 18 – Oct 19
- Oct 30 – Dec 4
Adrenaline Sports Center
11521 Eagle St NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55303
1st Athlete Training Cener
7300 Amundson Ave.
Edina, MN 55439
- AlterG anti-gravity treadmill - The AlterG can help you restore your natural gait and range of motion as you recover from injury. The treadmill reduces your weight bearing, limiting the impact of walking or running as your body goes through the healing process.