Performance improvement training services are offered at the Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium.
The Return to Sport Rehabilitation Program is ideal for individuals transitioning back to sport post-injury. The program provides individualized programs to help athletes regain their competitive edge and get them back in the game. It includes sport specific training as well as general strength, agility, stability and mobility improvements. Athletes returning from surgery or a long term injury will benefit from this program before becoming fully active.
The Injury Prevention and Performance Program assesses weaknesses and imbalances and corrects them by increasing flexibility, strength and neuromuscular control. This program is ideal for individuals who are looking to decrease injury risk or want to correct possible imbalances and weaknesses.
Both the Return to Sports and the Injury Prevention and Performance Programs are self-pay and insurance is not billed. Costs are $110 for initial visits and $60 for follow up visits. Appointments are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, including early mornings and evenings.
Assessments and programs are designed by Jordyn Eisenhardt who is a certified athletic trainer. Before coming to UW she worked at Oregon State University, primarily with the women’s soccer and crew teams. She has her Masters degree in Neuromechanics from Oregon State University and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan. In addition to seeing patients at UW Sports Medicine Center, she works with the local soccer club, Seattle United. Her role as an athletic trainer is to provide preventive services, emergency and therapeutic care, and rehabilitation of injuries.
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing / VO2 max
VO2 max (maximum oxygen uptake) is a measure of cardio-respiratory capacity and is often used to monitor training changes or establish a baseline. The Center for Sports Cardiology offers cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) with a new state-of-the-art gas exchange system using either a treadmill or cycle ergometer for a cost of $300. The test is evaluated by a sports medicine physician, and recommendations for optimal training provided.