Agility ~ Core ~ Excellence
Each summer, Richland Sports Medicine hosts the A.C.E. program to help student athletes develop core strength and agility to:
· Increase Strength
· Improve Flexibility
· Improve Foot Speed
· Improve Balance
· Improve Posture and Coordination
· Decrease Injury Risk as your body learns to distribute forces to appropriate parts of your body
Quote From Former Participant***
“For any athlete wanting to take their performance to the next level, they must first understand that core training is the backbone behind elite athletic performance. This program can help you take the step.”
***Past participants have gone on to compete at various levels in collegiate sports including NCAA Division 1 & Division 3
Brochures are available in the spring of each year. To learn more, talk with a Richland Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer, your coach, or call the Richland Hospital therapy department .
When an athlete gets his or her bell rung, the “shake it off and play through it” mentality of the past is not only, "old school." It is dangerous and wrong.
"Concussions for school age athletes are more serious than had been recognized in the past," said Dr. Kevin Whitney, a Primary Care Physician at Richland Medical Center and Richland Hospital. He is a member of the Richland Sports Medicine Concussion Clinic. “Young brains are still developing making them more susceptible to debilitating second concussions. When a young athlete returns to action before their brain is properly healed, a second concussion could mean permanent brain damage or even death,” he said.
Recent studies and media coverage surrounding teens who have suffered life altering debilitation from concussions has increased public awareness, giving parents and players more information.