Athletic Training and Sports Performance Clinic

At Northwestern Medicine Orthopaedics

Access to world-class sports medicine care, close to home.

Sports and fitness are essential parts of your healthy lifestyle, the dedicated sports performance program helps athletes at all levels increase their success on the field, ice or court. Complete with state-of-the-art technology and offering advanced therapies, a new 2,400-square-foot unit features space for classes and individual training utilizing weights, cardio equipment, suspension straps, total-body resistance equipment, agility ladders and much more. Northwestern Medicine athletic trainers and certified Group/Personal Fitness Instructors are dedicated to providing comprehensive care to help you maximize your performance.

At Northwestern Medicine, our Athletic Trainers are dedicated to providing comprehensive care to our community.

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group is proud to sponsor or provide complete orthopaedic and sports medicine care for the following schools:

  • Benet Academy
  • College of DuPage
  • Elgin High School
  • Glenbard East High School
  • Glenbard North High School
  • Glenbard West High School
  • Metea Valley High School

To learn more or to register, call 630.933.4234. To reserve your place in class, pre-payment and pre-registration is required.

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  • St. Francis High School
  • Waubonsee Community College
  • West Chicago High School
  • Wheaton College
  • Wheaton North High School
  • Wheaton Warrenville South High School

Dartfish Motion Analysis

Dartfish Motion Analysis software is a one-of-a-kind technology designed for biomechanical analysis. Specifically designed for the body in motion, Dartfish Motion Analysis provides detailed information about improper body mechanics, existing muscle imbalance and gait. This leading-edge technology gives athletic trainers and physical therapists the ability to detect issues that could interfere with overall performance. This feedback allows athletes to make immediate changes, on the spot, during training time. As a result, workouts are more efficient and individual athletic improvement may take less time.

Dartfish can be used for golf swing, pitching, tennis swing, and running analysis.

  • Dartfish Basic Analysis: 45 to 60 minutes includes video analysis and consultation.
  • Dartfish Advanced Analysis: approximately 90 minutes and includes a home exercise program, functional movement screen, and video analysis.
  • Functional Movement Screen: approximately 30 minutes. This is a movement screening tool designed to identify compensatory movement patterns that are indicative of increased injury risk and inefficient movement that causes reduced performance.

HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training)

Intended for both the athlete looking to improve performance as well as the weekend warrior, this 60-minute workout focuses on full-weight strength and conditioning utilizing straps, kettlebells and weights. This class will incorporate intense bursts of exercise followed by short active recovery periods to activate excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. In doing so, participants will access their anaerobic zone, causing a higher level of fat and calorie burning.

Monthly registration includes two sessions per week for four weeks. Classes run 60 minutes per session.

ACL Bridge Program

Designed for athletes of all ages, the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) repair bridge program picks up where formal physical therapy leaves off. This is an appropriate class typically for those individuals 11 to 14 weeks post-surgery once a physician clearance has been received.

Our medically based program will use dynamic lower-extremity assessments to track and optimize movement patterns to enhance sports-specific abilities to fit your needs.

Our goal is to transition you back to full recreational/sportsactivities without limitations.

This three-phase program is broken down into eight sessions per phase for a total of 24 visits. You will train two sessions per week for 90 minutes to develop unilateral leg strength and power, multi-dimensional movements, plyometric mechanics, neuromuscular control and core stability.

  • Phase 1 = month 3 to 4 post-operative
  • Phase 2 = month 4 to 5 post-operative
  • Phase 3 = month 5 to 6 post-operative

ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) Sports Performance

Program Designed for athletes of all ages and caters to the individual who wants to work on proper strengthening and mechanics to achieve maximum performance and efficiency in a specific sport while learning how to avoid injury.

This program is broken down into 60-minute sessions lasting four weeks. For maximum effectiveness, a minimum of two sessions per week are encouraged.

Total Hip Arthroplasty/Total Knee Arthroplasty/ Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Bridge Program

Looking to get back to your game after a major surgery? The Total Joint Replacement Bridge Program is designed to bridge the gap between physical therapy and your return to athletic activity. This program will help ensure your safe and effective return to an active lifestyle. The Bridge Program takes you through stabilization and mobility training, as well as core and individualized strength training to increase joint and muscle integrity. We provide activity- and sport-specific guidance to each client with one main goal: to eliminate dysfunction and help you safely and confidently transition back into the activities you love.

This program is broken down into 60-minute sessions, lasting four weeks. For maximum effectiveness, at least two sessions per week are encouraged.

NM Golf Performance Academy

Are there areas in your golf game that limit your success on the course? As a golfer, it is easy to neglect the most important part of the sport — your own body! Physical limitations in a golfer’s body can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to future injury.

At Northwestern Medicine, our desire is to keep you healthy and out on the course. Our Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified professional can help identify physical limitations through a golf-specific functional screening.

With the help of K-Vest 3D and Dartfish Motion Analysis software, technology designed for biomechanical analysis, we can isolate and identify physical limitations that may be causing inefficiencies in your swing and help you master simple solutions to get power back in your golf game.

Call us at 630.315.8764 to determine which golf option is best for you.

  • TPI Certified Movement Evaluation – To achieve a safe and efficient swing, a golfer must first be screened. This screening includes an assessment of swing mechanics and biomechanics, movement quality, physical fitness and client history. The screening is designed to identify areas of dysfunction in the body-swing connection that can ultimately lead to injury. The TPI certified professional will then provide you with the results of the screening and a home program to begin correcting your movement dysfunctions. Session takes approximately 60 minutes and includes an evaluation, home exercise program, and consultation.
  • Biomechanical Golf Evaluation – Understand how your movement patterns directly affect your swing by having a TPI certified professional perform a movement screening and a Dartfish Swing Recording. Our professional may utilize K-Vest 3D technology as needed in conjunction with Dartfish Motion Analysis to break down your body-swing connection. With the results of the screening, 2D swing capture and 3D movement analysis, the TPI certified professional will create an individualized home program to maximize your performance. The session takes 90 to 120 minutes.
  • Golf Functional Movement Assessment – If injury or pain is hindering your performance on the course, you can’t afford to ignore it. Our TPI certified professional is trained to navigate the complexity of golf-specific injuries using a detailed screening process. The screening will be able to pinpoint the exact cause of your musculoskeletal dysfunction and identify injury-inducing swing mechanics contributing to your pain. After the screening process, the TPI professional will be able to provide solutions, through golf-specific rehabilitation, to help get you healthy and back on the course. This session will be approximately 90 minutes and includes a selective functional movement assessment, Dartfish Video Analysis and a home exercise program.
  • Golf Fitness Training – Intended for golfers of all abilities, this program caters to those who desire increased strength, speed, mobility and stability in their game. You will be screened by a TPI certified professional using K-Vest 3D and Dartfish Motion Analysis, and then prescribed an individualized golf-specific strength and mobility program. Exercises are aimed at getting you fit to play the game at your highest level, without causing injury. One-on-one training is provided with the TPI certified professional to maximize your results. Sessions are approximately 60 minutes.

Golf Fitness – Team Training

Team training allows five or more athletes to train together under the supervision of sports medicine staff. Each session is one hour, held twice a week for four weeks. A minimum of five athletes per class is needed, as well as a prior TPI certified movement evaluation performed on each athlete. Golfers are encouraged to train two sessions per week for a minimum of four weeks.

Performance Enhancement (1 on 1 or group training sessions available)

This program is individually designed to help athletes improve speed, agility, and power specific to your sport. Athletes today need a competitive edge to stand out and compete at the next level. Enhance your skills and become a better, faster, stronger athlete with our program. Our sports performance team will design an individual or group program specific your needs to maximize results.

Call our Athletic Training and Sports Performance clinic directly for this service at 630.315.8764 for more detail.

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