Saint Alphonsus Sports Medicine now offers Sportsmetrics™, the first and largest ACL injury prevention program in the United States. It is SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN to reduce knee ligament injuries and decrease serious knee pain due to ligament injuries in athletes. Sportsmetrics™ is a scientifically proven, six-week jump training program that incorporates proper stretching, special plyometric exercises and weight training. It focuses on developing overall leg strength as well as improving balance in strength from the front to the back of the thigh.  Through specialized progression of jump/plyometric drills, athletes learn proper techniques for jumping and landing; increase overall leg strength; improve symmetry in right-to-left leg power and improve vertical jump.

A solid foundation of strength, coordination and overall physical conditioning is required for athletes to attain their highest potential in their sport-specific skills. Train with Sportsmetrics™ to reduce your risk of injury AND enhance competitive athletic performance.

Reduces Knee Injuries

A team at the Cincinnati SportsMedicine Research and Education Foundation (CSMREF) created Sportsmetrics™.  It protects athletes from knee pain by increasing overall leg strength and improving balance. Through a program of jumps and drills, athletes learn how to jump and land. They also increase overall leg strength, improve symmetry and improve vertical jump.

Athletes who complete the six-week program will see:

  1. A reduced risk of serious knee injury
  2. Higher vertical jump height, up to 4 inches
  3. Improved hamstring to quadriceps strength and symmetry in right-to-left leg power
  4. Better landing mechanics and reduce side-to-side movements at the knee

Why is Sportsmetrics™ beyond plyometric training? 

Sportsmetrics™ training safely helps athletes goes from technique development to performance enhancement.  Trainer interaction is key so student to trainer ratios are 6 to 1 or better. Each athlete receives a training plan and one-on-one attention.

What are people saying about Sportsmetrics™?

Sportsmetrics™ earned its creators, CSMREF, the “Excellence in Research” award from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. It has also been featured in The New York Times, Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Magazine, ESPN Wide World of Sports and other publications.

What can Sportsmetrics™ do for knee ligament injuries?

Get involved in a training program that addresses knee ligament injuries and improves the overall strength of your legs.

Sportsmetrics™ benefits women as the first proven program to decrease knee ligament injuries, like ACL tears, in female athletes.  The specialized training both increases muscle power and jump height and decreases the impact on the knee. Sportsmetrics™ focuses on the female athlete’s needs in training.

Sportsmetrics™ is not just for women! Male athletes benefit from overall leg strength and perfecting jumping and landing mechanics, too.

Overall, Sportsmetrics™  develops strong athletes with good technique to prevent injury and enhance performance.

STARS Physical Therapy SportsMetrics Team Protects Against Knee Ligament Injuries

STARS Sportsmetrics Team! L-R – Front Row (Andrew Hammerquist, ATC, Kristina Laface, PT, Allyson Lee Barton, ATC, Alicia Carlisle, ATC, JennaLee Ryan, ATC, Shanna Brewer, ATC, Katie Helm, ATC, Kathy Dufur, PT, Seneca Woods, PT, OT, Josh Wageman, PT, (Back Row – L-R) Robin Weerts, PT, Heather Clark PT, Steven Payson ATC, Dan Eichele PT, Dan Shaw PT, Shaun Murphy PT, Kent Bryner PT, Craig Jussel, PT, STARS Director, Kevin Bradt, PT, Caleb Andersen, ATC


“Another great course in the books and a beautiful trip to Boise! Thank you Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services and Sports Medicine and Dr. Jurgensmeier, one of our top former fellows from Cincinnati SportsMedicine, for inviting us out to certify your staff. We love to see the dedication and commitment to ACL injury prevention and look forward to working with you to get the program up and running!


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