Athletes, Parents & Coaches

ctma-athletes-injury-preventionA Unique Approach

Ron’s experience and therapeutic approach has set him apart from others in the field. He is highly regarded as one of the top experts in the field of assessing and treating trigger points.

The ability to identify stress at a trigger point before it escalates to the point of causing damage is the key to preventing potential repetitive stress injuries. Our ability to identify and assess trigger points allows us the opportunity to treat an injury before it becomes active and in need of medical intervention.

Why Work With Athletes?

Ron McKnight has a unique approach to combating and preventing repetitive stress injuries (RSI) at home, on the playing field and at work. It is deeply satisfying to restore an injured athlete’s ability to perform, especially when that athlete is not yet fully developed.

Ron works with athletes of all ages, including children under the age of 14. Children make up approximately 3.7 million sports-related emergency room visits each year. This represents an increase of approximately 400,000 visits from the year 2003, as reported by the National Athletic Trainers Association in their press release of March 1, 2005.

Preventing Sports Injuries

The American Sports Data, Inc. suggests that no reliable sports injury tracking record exists. Of the 35-40 million annual injury-related emergency room visits, approximately 10 percent are sports induced (an estimate confirmed in a pilot study of present research).

This figure does not take in to account “less serious” injuries that did not require ER treatment. The number of athletes who do not seek ER treatment or who rely on non-traditional healing modalities may be 5 times as numerous as those who do.

According to the Consumer Safety Commission the cost to the public for treating children under the age of 15 who are injured while participating in scholastic sports is more than 49 billion dollars each year. The report suggests that most of these injuries occur during training rather than competitive play. This indicates a window of opportunity when injury may be avoided via a pro-active plan for prevention

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