We also work with a lot of athletes that have injuries. If you have surgery, you get sent to the physical therapist. You are at the physical therapist for a few weeks and then after that they say OK, your time's done here, you're done. The athlete might be good enough to where they can walk around and they can move around, but they're not to the point where they can run yet, they can't get back into their every day sport. So a lot of athletes come here to us with injury and we develop a program to specifically strengthen up the injured area so that they can get back to the level that they were before the injury, and then achieve a higher level than they were before the injury. Because that's really the goal of most athletes to get to that higher level.
Injury prevention is huge. Injury prevention is done by strengthening up all your core muscles and all the muscles surrounding your joints. So for example the knee: if you strengthen your quads and your hamstrings and your calves, you're going to have a lot less chance of injury because your knee is going to be much more stable. Your shoulders as well: you strengthen up the shoulder complex; your scapula and your delts, your shoulder, then you're going to be less inclined to have shoulder injuries. We don't like to see athletes with injuries because then you're missing time in your sport. You're missing time that you could be progressing to that next level. We want to work with athletes to get them stronger on a whole level so they are less likely to get an injury.