Health & Fitness

Smart training to avoid injury

Chiropractors Dr. Jordan Kersten and Dr. Joseph Greenwood conduct shoulder stability training with a competitive volleyball team

For young athletes, organized sport is an opportunity to build confidence, discover interests, and develop habits for an active/athletic lifestyle that will carry them forward into their adult life.

But there is also the possibility that their burgeoning lifestyle can be set back by acute or chronic injuries that take the fun out of playing their favourite sport and limit their progress. At Pro Function Sports Injury Clinic, our goal is to help prevent those injuries from happening, and one of the ways we do that is by training athletes to maximize their performance.

Maximizing Sports Performance

When you think about injury prevention, you might not immediately think of sports performance. But effective injury prevention starts with setting athletes up for success by helping them establish healthy movement patterns that both help them perform at their best and avoid excessive wear and tear on their joints and muscles.

Our team at Pro Function uses a combination of sport-specific testing and individualized assessments (conducted both pre-season, in-season, and post-season) that identify strength deficits and deficient patterns of movement. We then prescribe team-based and individual take-home exercises that are tailored to the specific demands of the athlete’s sport. These exercises incorporate strength & conditioning, mobility, and movement-based training. Assessments can be conducted either on-site at your training facility or at our Centrefield Sports location.

If you are a coach or parent who wants to make sure your child is getting the most success out of their sports experience, give us a call or email and we can set up a time to discuss your child’s needs. 519-860-5090 or

Submitted by Pro Function Sports Injury Clinic