Do you want to jump higher? Well did you know the strongest mechanism on a car is the brakes, not the engine? Stopping the car is more important than acceleration. Learning to Land can be more important than learning to jump, and is the foundation to jumping higher. Asymmetries and weakness identified in landing not only reduces your ability to jump higher but increases your risk of injury during the deceleration phase of landing. Testing and training individual landing mechanics is the foundation of safer and better performance of aggressive athletic movements like cutting, changing directions and jumping.
When jumping we need to the body to generate power efficiently from the core and transfer that energy to the floor to push off. On landing, we need our legs to absorb that force and place our whole bodies in exactly the right position for our next movement – whether that’s running, a quick cut, jumping straight back up again, or finishing the movement safely. At any one of the joints of the leg, pelvis and spine, that transfer of forces can become dysfunctional or even break down entirely.
We use the DorsaVi system of sensors to evaluate the your body’s complex landing movements, both single- and double-legged. This technology assesses your body’s ability to decelerate in a safe and controlled pattern, and highlight any subtle, abnormal movements unable to be seen by even a trained eye. This allows us to create a training program that can both reduce risk of injury and improves athletic performance. This next stage in computerized testing can identify any deficiencies – large or small – that might be holding you back from peak health and performance.
- To identify areas of improvement of landing and jumping to improve performance and reduce injury risk
- To optimize muscular coordination, timing, power and speed for maximum explosion and deceleration
- To improve the landing and loading phase to enhance the takeoff and jumping phase of any sport
- The athlete with a history of previous lower quarter injury or surgery
- The athlete who is experiencing pain or symptoms during movements related to jumping or landing
- The proactive athlete who is looking to optimize their movement mechanics for jumping and landing in their particular sport
Tune up your brakes and jump higher: increase coordination and strength with landing and jumping