Weber Earns Sportsmetrics Knee Injury Prevention Certification

Posted: 8/3/2015

Gavin WeberPhysical Therapist and Athletic Trainer Gavin Weber, rehab director at Brookings Health System, recently became certified to provide the Sportsmetrics™ Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) knee injury prevention program.

The Sportsmetrics program reduces serious knee injury risks and enhances athletic performance. To earn his certification, Weber completed the Sportsmetrics educational course and passed both the practical and written exams. Weber’s certification allows Brookings Health System to offer Sportsmetrics to patients and athletes as a part of its rehabilitative services.

Sportsmetrics is the first ACL injury prevention program scientifically proven to help young athletes avoid non-contact ACL injuries and improve performance. The program employs a number of drills to encourage proper form for jumping and landing during athletic participation. Jumping drills teach an athlete to preposition the entire body safely when jumping or landing.

Sportsmetrics training is most effective with soccer and basketball athletes, but the program can help properly train any athlete. The program works for both female and male athletes and is most effective with athletes participating in high school and college sports.

To learn more about Sportsmetrics, please contact Brookings Health System’s therapy department at (605) 696-8821. For more information on Brookings Health System’s comprehensive rehabilitative services, please visit www.brookingshealth.org/therapy.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, Arlington Medical Center and White Medical Clinic. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.