Sports Injury Prevention Program

Private individual sports injury prevention program

This foundational movement program is designed to introduce the youngest athlete to all areas of sports specific development in a fun and evidenced based environment. We will focus on your child’s coordination, agility, speed, and body weight strength as well as knowledge base regarding sport preparedness and recovery techniques, resulting in superior athleticism and injury prevention.

They will have the guidance of Doctor of Physical Therapy Gerard Donayre, who has over 15 years experience in sports medicine and orthopedics and is a Board Certified Specialist of Orthopedic Physical Therapy. He will utilize his expertise of the neuromusculoskeletal system to examine, evaluate, functionally diagnose and develop treatment programs to prevent and rehabilitate sports and athletic injuries, as needed.

Our program will utilize current concepts essential in improving performance as the foundation of our foundational movement program:

Static stretching– constant tension held at end range; inhibits the muscle; requires 30 seconds to 1 minute to influence muscle length changes; has been shown to decrease performance in strength, speed and power if performed prior to activity and effects lasting 60 minutes after static stretching routines; has not been shown to increase or decrease injury. Best performed after activity to influence tissue recovery.

Dynamic stretching– activity specific utilizing sport specific movements; increases body core temperature, related controlled movements trained with focus on quality mimicking sports movement patterns; require a combination of strength , flexibility, balance and coordination while preparing the body for activity. Best performed as part of multimodal training regime to prepare for sport activity.

Flexibility-measure of range of motion about a joint and its surrounding muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue during passive movements. Can be measured and clinically characterized as excessive or restrictive.

Warm-up– time used to gain numerous training adaptations in many aspects of physical conditioning including strength, flexibility, endurance, coordination, correction of muscle imbalances and focus toward activity.

Controlled mobility– is a harmonious relationship between mobility and stability. Mobility has to do with the ability to move, whereas stability has to do with the absence of movement and/or control of erroneous movement. It is the balance of these two entities that is the essence of controlled mobility.

Overuse injury- is any type of muscle or joint injury, such as tendinitis or a stress fracture, that’s caused by repetitive trauma. An overuse injury typically stems from: Training errors. Training errors can occur when you take on too much physical activity too quickly.

Agility– is the ability to change the body’s position efficiently, and requires the integration of isolated movement skills using a combination of balance, coordination, speed, reflexes, strength, and endurance.

Speed-the ability to move quickly across the ground or move limbs rapidly to grab or throw. Movement speed requires good strength and power.

Body coordination- is a performance-related fitness component that describes the smooth, efficient movement patterns that are parts of sport skills and tasks. Your stage of learning influences how well you can perform these component movements of a skill.


Dress in athletic wear with tennis shoes. Training will be held weekly, for 1.25 hours.

The athlete will be guided through warm-up, dynamic stretching techniques specific to sport, agility and plyometric skills, foam rolling, cool down, and static stretching techniques. Execution of aforementioned will be monitored for precision and any identified movement dysfunction will be addressed to ensure premier movement development.

Where will the training take place?

The weekly training will take place at the Advanced Balance Studio, in San Pedro. The address of the location is:

1921 North Gaffey Street, Suite J, San Pedro 90731(World Port Business Center)

Can other athletes participate or join the private team training?

Yes. We offer small group (2-5 athletes) program pricing for other sports players who want to train. See the rates below.

What happens if a player misses a training session?

It’s important for players to attend all the sessions, but we realize that this may not be realistic. We want to limit absences as much as possible, but if a player misses a session, they have the option to schedule a make up session within the month or join another session with another small group on another date and/or time, if available. We will not have prorated options.


1 on 1 training:

One training session per week $60 per session

Two sessions per week $45 per session

Prepaid monthly

1session per week $50 per session

2 or more sessions per week $40 per session

Small group (2-4 training)

One training session per week $35 per session

Pre paid monthly

One session per week $30 per session

2 or more sessions per week $25 per session.

Adjunct services:

(will be available, at a discounted rate, to each participant)

Computerized balance testing – utilized as part of baseline testing for concussions. It will also measure postural control, reaction time, balance, speed, rhythmic control and limits of stability. $20 ($65 value)

Taping techniques- Athletic taping, kinesio-taping and dynamic taping depending on individual need $15 ($25 value)

Soft tissue or joint mobilization techniques- focused soft tissue work and or restricted joint mobility of injured or restricted tissues utilizing manual skills, Graston technique and TheraGun to improve tissue and joint mobility. $30 for every 15 minutes ($45 value)

Private stretch sessions- one on one manual stretch sessions to target and improve overall flexibility and movement control $30 for 30 minute session