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Specialized Performance Programs and Resources

Get Vertical and Improve Speed/Agility
We address the strength, power, speed, balance and agility of an athlete. We work on strength, power, speed and body control as they relate to the athlete’s specific sport, and we teach proper form to allow for more efficient and safe movement. The programs are designed to improve performance and movement efficiency and help reduce injury. They are offered in a team setting at your facility or at the Summa Center for Sports Health facility. Registration is required; call (330) 342-4400.

Pre-Season Physicals
Summa Center for Sports Health provides pre-participation sports physicals. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (888) 778-6627.

Video Runners Gait Analysis
A gait analysis can help runners improve their performance and reduce their potential for injury.
While running on either a treadmill or a track, the runner is videotaped from various angles. By slowing the tape down, a clinician can provide to the runner an analysis of the stride. The analysis is completed by an athletic trainer, physician or physical therapist that specializes in gait analysis.

Common injuries related to poor running form include:
• Neck strain
• Shoulder pain
• Achilles tendonitis
• Foot and ankle pain
• Knee pain/ITB and runner’s knee
• Lower and mid back pain

An appointment is required is for analysis; 15 to 20 minutes is typically required for the analysis. To register, call (330) 379-9229.

Water Cross Training Program for Runners
This program is aimed at improving athletic performance while reducing the likelihood of overuse injuries sustained by runners. Exercises will help develop speed and power and improve cardiovascular conditioning without stress to the legs. Registration is required; call (330) 379-5356.

Wrestling Skin Checks
Our sports medicine physicians offer weekly skin checks to all middle school, high school and college wrestlers by appointment at one of our offices. For more information, call (888) 778-6627.