Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes of all ages and recreation or competitive levels with the goals of improving functional or athletic performance, and preventing injury. The Sport Medicine Clinic can assist in facilitating a program at the Carleton University High Performance Centre during or following your rehabilitation program.
The High Performance Centre will provide individualized programming, tailored to your personal goals. While the facilities offer an excellent environment to establish and perform your program, Staff physiotherapists are also able to coordinate programming via your existing exercise venue or facility, or as a home-based program.
Prevention Education Program (PEP)
This program has been developed based on the most recent literature research and best practice implementation. The program development was a collaborative effort with the Carleton Sport Medicine Clinic and the Carleton University High Performance Centre.
The program is an individualized 3 month progressive training plan. The program implementation and instruction involves supervision, testing and feedback from a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, Athletic Therapist or a Physiotherapist.
The training program includes five main components: pre and post program testing, resistance training, neuromuscular training, plyometric and speed training.
This program is designed to assess the biomechanical readiness of an individual and prepare for the return to recreational or competitive sport participation.
Strength and Conditioning pre and post program testing involves:
- Force plate testing:
- Functional movement testing
- Biomechanical analysis
- Proprioception testing
Pretesting is scheduled by appointment only by calling the Sport Medicine Clinic. Results of the testing can be sent to your physician or healthcare provider upon request.
The program is designed for athlete injury prevention, returning to activity from any injury or surgery. The design of the program is to fill in the gap often created following discharge from therapy and return to full activity. This program can be done in conjunction with your physiotherapy or as a progression.
Strength and Conditioning pre-program testing/assessment:
There is an assessment fee to gather your personal data to design individualized strength and conditioning program in addition to the program fee listed below. A receipt will be provided for extended health benefits.
Month Program Cost :
- 1 session/week $225 (12 sessions @ $18.75)
- 2 sessions/week $450 (24 sessions @ 18.75)
- 3 sessions/week $675 (36 sessions @ 18.75)
- Includes post-program testing.