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Avera Sports is dedicated to supporting athletes, coaches and parents with training opportunities, sports medicine and fitness-related information.

Behind the scenes, our team consists of sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers, nutritionists/dietitians, physical therapists and sports psychologists. We come together behind one passion: helping athletes of all ages find their speed, strength and confidence in sports and fitness.

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Get a Jump on Workouts with Plyometric Training

Your quickness, coordination, balance, power, explosiveness, speed and strength are all components of plyometric training. What’s that big word mean? It’s simple: it’s jump training, and it can really improve any aspect of your routine, since power can drive performance. While speed may be the primary component track & field athletes consider as their seasons get started, plyometrics and the way it can boost other aspects of athletic performance are a reason why we recommend it, even if you’re no track star. Read More »
Sports Medicine · Avera Health
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ACL Rehab: Weight Bearing v. Non-Weight Bearing exercise selection

An estimated 200,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are sustained annually in the United States. There is a need for sports medicine clinicians to understand the mechanical properties of the ACL, the ACL reconstructed knee and how different exercises and technique variations play a role in ACL loading. Read More »
Sports Medicine · Avera Health
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The ARC Program: Bridging the Gap

The safe return to competition after orthopedic injury is a grueling process that must include a team of professionals working together to help the athlete as a whole. The rehabilitation team, including the orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers and even coaches must work together to consider all the aspects regarding rehabilitation and the needs of the athlete. Read More »
Sports Medicine · Avera Health