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Injury Prevention Program

While we focus on helping our patients recover from injuries, we also want to prevent them. Our injury prevention program provides community-based instruction to help athletes reduce injury risk.

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What is an injury prevention program?

Our injury prevention program helps athletes stay safe, optimize athletic performance, and recover from injuries. Our physical therapy clinics provide community-based instruction to athletes to reduce the risk of injury, particularly for the hips, knees, and ankles. Our clinicians are specially trained to understand what risk factors exist and how they can be addressed during athletic warm-up, practices, and games.

In addition, injury prevention exercises and ergonomics can be provided to employers looking to invest in the safety of their employees. This can include job specific stretching and strengthening, body mechanics analysis, and comprehensive training to help your employees avoid workplace injuries.

It’s all about reducing risk of injury

Injury prevention programs like the ones offered at Benchmark have been shown to both reduce the risk of injury and enhance athletic performance.

Our injury prevention program may include:

  • Functional screening
  • Baseline strength and weakness assessment
  • Functional Movement Screening (FMS)
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
  • Personalized home exercise program
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Per federal guidelines, beneficiaries of federally funded insurances (like Medicare and Tricare) are not eligible for complimentary injury screens. However, a balance and fall prevention screen is permitted.

What to expect

Your first physical therapy appointment is about creating a personalized treatment plan based on your health history, diagnosis, and goals. Here’s what you can expect at your first physical therapy appointment:

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Your first appointment will last about an hour. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

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If applicable, bring your physician referral or prescription, insurance card, paperwork, ID, and co-payment.

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At your appointment, we’ll do an initial evaluation and discuss your care plan.

*Services are not available at every location. Visit our Locations page for more details.