Sports Science Training

Sports Science Training

Injury Prevention

  • While the Sports Medicine Team at CSS is skilled in treating sports injuries, prevention is always a better course. By preventing injuries, we help players stay in the game and continue training, playing and achieving.
  • Our Sports Injury Prevention programs offers to correct mechanical problems that could increase the chance of being injured, while simultaneously building an athlete’s balance, strength and agility.
  • Physical Therapists at CSS work closely with athletes, trainers and coaches to offer thorough evaluation and screenings to assess an athlete’s level of risk, as well as provide tools and instruction appropriate to the sport or activity.
  • One of the greatest risks in injury prevention is returning to a sport too soon after being injured. It is important not to push yourself to play through pain. Our specialists have the knowledge and experience to clear an athlete for a safe return to the game or activity.

Speed & Agility

  • If you are looking to unlock your performance, an intense speed and agility training program will help you reach your maximum acceleration speeds and top-end gains - regardless of the sport you play. It is the one facet of sports training that can separate a good athlete from a great one.
  • Speed Training is the ability to achieve maximum velocity, whereas Agility Training is the ability to rapidly change direction without the loss of speed, coordination, balance, strength or body control.
  • We have compiled the top techniques to build an effective speed and agility training program resulting in high performance.

Strength And Power Training

  • The ability to generate relatively high forces against large resistances (strength) and to produce a high work rate (power) is important for various sports.
  • Athletic performance is based on a number of skills that can be developed through a sports conditioning program. This particular program focuses on improving both muscular strength and power.
  • Our Strength and Conditioning Coach establishes and maintains a strength, power and conditioning program for all sports, with the three major goals of improving athletic performance, reducing athletic injuries, and teaching lifelong fitness and movement skills.

Injury rehabilation program

  • Sports injury rehabilitation is a safe, therapeutic approach that helps athletes effectively treat pain and achieve optimal performance. It is a customized program designed by physiotherapists for athletes who have sustained a sporting injury.
  • Professional athletes, in particular, are prone to injuries due to the excessive wear and tear associated with the demands of competitive sport.
  • The right exercise program to maintain strength, flexibility and stability can help athletes recover quickly after an injury, empowering them to resume athletic activities. Every injury is different and every person heals differently.
  • The right exercise program to maintain strength, flexibility and stability can help athletes recover quickly after an injury, empowering them to resume athletic activities. Every injury is different and every person heals differently.
  • We aim at designing a safe and effective recovery program specifically geared towards the athlete’s individual abilities.​
  • The first phase of rehabilitation focuses on the reduction of pain and swelling in the injured area.
  • Physical Therapists at CSS may use either Electrotherapeutic modalities like IFT, TENS, etc, exercise, physical therapy, manual therapy or a combination of these methods to reduce pain.
  • During this phase, rest and the application of ice are also essential. The use of these different therapeutic techniques represents a valid and effective addition to more traditional treatment methods such as the use of drugs. Furthermore, these techniques play a key role in facilitating further work of the care team.
  • The goal for the second phase of rehabilitation is to restore the full range of motion to a joint, or to restore a specific movement without causing sensations of pain. Work to achieve joint mobility is started as soon as possible in order to obtain a complete recovery.
  • The Physical Therapists at CSS use various techniques, including joint mobilisation muscle stretching and ROM exercises or a combination of these.
  • The third phase’s objective is to restore muscle strength and help re-build endurance.
  • Our Physical Therapist will gradually build up muscle strength through load progression to avoid any potential overloading issues.
  • From the outset, this stage focuses heavily on endurance and aerobic capacity.
  • We emphasize the importance of quantitative measurement is prevalent here and progress is measured through timely Isokinetic tests and functional assessments.
  • The purpose of this phase is the recovery of co-ordination. Each lesion in the Musculo-skeletal frame causes alterations to the body’s Propioceptive mechanisms, i.e. the mechanisms that allow us to sense the spatial positioning of our limbs.
  • This Propioceptive rehabilitation framework is not based on time, quality or quantity of training, but is instead down to the skill and experience of the rehabilitator. It is important during this phase for the rehabilitator to adapt the training to the individual and their specific pathology and goals.
  • The fifth and final phase of rehabilitation is the retrieval of complex movements specific to the patient's sport or activity. This part of recovery often takes place on the field.
  • Again, this phase does not follow a stringent routine, but instead is adjusted from day-to-day by the rehabilitator in relation to the individuals unique responses to training.

Joint Stability & Mobility Training

  • Improving Joint Mobility and Stability is the base of the Sports Performance Pyramid.
  • When looking at the body from the ground up, it follows a pattern of stable and mobile joints, alternating as we ascend upward.
  • To improve the function of the entire body, we start from the ground up by using exercises that will challenge the stability of joints that are meant to be stable, while increasing the mobility of joints that are designed to be mobile. By using this method, injuries can be prevented and function improved (or restored).
  • We at CSS, after performing a thorough assessment, identify joints that lack mobility and stability, after which a programme is tailored for the same.

Cardiorespiratory Endurance Training

  • Cardio-respiratory endurance is a measurement of how well your heart, lungs, and muscles work together to keep your body active over an extended period of time. When your muscles don't get enough oxygen delivery from the co-ordinated working of your heart and lungs , waste products build up and cause fatigue and hence reducing your performance.
  • A person’s level of cardio-respiratory endurance can directly affect their physical performance.
  • Exercisers can improve cardio-respiratory endurance by participating in a program of regular aerobic exercise.
  • We, at CSS follow a thorough assessment followed by a individualized sports specific training programme to improve cardio-respiratory endurance.