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Free training camp for student athletes offered in June

Published 3:46pm Friday, May 31, 2013

“With proper functional training, studies show that up to 70 percent of knee related injuries alone could have been prevented,” says Dan LaPlaca; physical therapist and co-owner of PRO Physical Therapy Health and Fitness.

The process begins with comprehensive assessment, measuring speed, agility, strength, flexibility, balance, functional movement mechanics and musculo-skeletal screenings.  This information is critical in helping focus training efforts to overcome deficiencies and imbalances in the body. With this foundation, the end result is injury prevention, improved athletic performance, and an invaluable education that will last a lifetime.

The camp is being held to prevent injuries and help athletes learn proper body mechanics while training to become fit for a variety of school sports. Coaches are welcome to attend to learn how to keep their athletes injury free by teaching proper and balanced movement.

Instructors are Kyle Barton, PTA and Njele Singogo, B.S. They are athletes and have considerable knowledge of physical movement mechanics, training and personal development.  Barton is a native of upstate South Carolina and received his degree from Greenville Tech in 2008. He has worked at a physical therapist assistant at PRO for five years. Singogo is a Polk County native, graduating from Polk County High. He earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science from UNC Chapel Hill.

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