Inspira’s Performance Improvement Training (PIT) programs are built to enhance the performance and life skills of all athletes, regardless of age, skill level or sport.
Our Approach to Strength and Conditioning Training
We teach speed and agility with a grassroots approach, breaking down technique and body mechanics, while the strength component will focus on foundational and progressive hip and knee dominant exercises along with push, pull, power and core to develop an overall healthy, powerful and explosive athlete.
Programs are available for individual athletes, both in private and semi-private settings and for teams.
The goals of our programs are to help athletes:
- Prevent Injury
- Improve linear and lateral speed
- Enhance multi-directional movements
- Build acceleration and deceleration techniques
- Develop upper and lower body power
- Build functional movement strength
- Correct and improve structural balance
- Improve muscle tissue quality
- Improve core strength and stability
- Improve mobility and flexibility
Functional Movement Screen
The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a screening tool used to evaluate seven fundamental movement patterns in individuals with no current pain or musculoskeletal injury. The FMS is not intended to diagnose orthopedic problems but rather to demonstrate opportunities for improved movement in individuals. FMS are designed to explain the role flexibility, motor control, and functional patterns play in a person’s movement. This includes an evaluation of your:
- Thoracic Spine
This allows Inspira’s Sports Medicine athletic trainers to take a proactive approach towards identifying dysfunctional and irregular movements in athletes. Having this baseline understanding allows for our trainers to develop better recommendations and training programs to meet the athletes, or their teams, needs to prevent injury and enhance their athletic performance.
VO2 MAX Testing
VO2 Max (often called, maximum oxygen consumption), refers to the maximum amount of oxygen an athlete can use during intense exercise. This test is considered the gold standard for determining cardio-respiratory fitness and aerobic endurance.
To perform this test, athletes exercising using a treadmill or stationary bike at an intensity that increases every few minutes until exhaustion. During the exercising, heart rate and rhythm is monitored using electrodes, and a blood pressure cuff and pulse oximeter are used to monitor blood pressure and oxygen saturation. A facemask is then placed on the athlete to directly measure the amount of oxygen concentrations being inhaled and exhaled.
Once the athlete reaches cardiovascular exhaustion, the test is complete, and the results are interpreted. In general, the greater your VO₂ Max score, the more oxygen your body can consume, and the more effectively your body can use that oxygen to generate the maximum amount of energy during exercise.
If you’re an athlete who loves cardio, then VO₂ max should be a routine part of your fitness regimen and a standard way of measuring your progress over time should you be trying to improve your performance. VO₂ max is also a strong predictor of your quality of life as you age. It’s worth tracking to find and maintain your VO₂ max score to help you stay healthy throughout your life.
*Not all strength and conditioning programs offered by Inspira Health's Sports Medicine are covered by health insurance providers. Some programs are self paid. Call (856) 641-8000, xt SPORT to learn more about pricing and payment options.