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SPORTS MEDICINE

 

WHAT IS NEUROMUSCULAR RE-TRAINING?

WHAT IS NEUROMUSCULAR RE-TRAINING?

How does it impact an athlete?

Neuromuscular training includes the nervous system (strength, explosive power, plyometrics) and the muscular system (resistance training, muscular endurance). 

Re-training will aid the athlete by: 

  • Incorporating fundamental and sport-specific movements, strengthening, and conditioning activities. 

  • Enhancing skill-related physical fitness components and prevents injuries. 

  • Incorporating resistance, dynamic stability, balance, core strength, plyometric, agility exercises. 

  • Teaches nerves how to make the muscles work in a way that is consistent with the best performance and lower injury risk. 

WHEN IS NEUROMUSCULAR TRAINING/RE-TRAINING NECESSARY?

When should I incorporate re-training into my protocols?

  • During training programs to prevent time-loss injuries. 

  • During training to teach the athletes' muscular systems to use proper protective mechanisms during sport. 

  • After injury or surgery- re-training improves the ability to generate fast and optimal muscle firing patterns. 

  • After injury to get the athlete back to sport more quickly and effectively. 

WHY DOES AN ATHLETE NEED NEUROMUSCULAR TRAINING/RE-TRAINING?

How will the Vizziq help my athletes?

Neuromuscular training will: 

  • Increase dynamic joint stability and facilitate relearning of movement patterns and skills necessary during sports activities.

  • Increase stride length, gait speed, and trunk rotation. 

  • Decrease the risk of injury including ACL tears through neuromuscular training/re-training. 

    • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends neuromuscular training programs for ACL injury reduction and can decrease the risk by as much as 72% in young women. ​

WHAT IS THE TRAINING PROTOCOL FOR THE VIZZIQ?

Is there any special equipment required?

The Vizziq Neuromuscular Trainer is the only equipment your patient will need for their training/re-training: 

  • Training can be done in almost any location from inside a clinic, to outside on a gravel path, or even on snow. 

  • Evidence suggests using the Vizziq for 20 minutes 3x a week.