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Thompson Health is teaming up with the Canandaigua Family YMCA to offer two special programs for athletes of all levels beginning in April: SportsmetricsTM and WIPP: Warm-up for Injury Prevention and PerformanceTM.


SportsmetricsTM is a comprehensive jump training program that can reduce an athlete’s risk of injury. Designed by the Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center, this program combines plyometrics, strength training and flexibility to increase power and prevent injuries caused by improper jump form. It is particularly beneficial to high school athletes and is scientifically proven to decrease knee injuries in female athletes.


The program will be held from 3:15 to 4:15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 7 through May 24, at the Canandaigua Family YMCA at 32 N. Main St. The cost is $50 for YMCA members and $60 for non-members.


Another option for athletes is WIPP: Warm-up for Injury Prevention and PerformanceTM, a specially-designed warm-up incorporating the five components of SportsmetricsTM for maximum efficiency and conditioning: dynamic warm-up, plyometrics, strength, flexibility and agility. Participants can attend on Friday, April 15, or Wednesday, May 4, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Each session costs $10 for YMCA members and $15 for non-members.

Both programs are presented by Jeremy Herniman, a Certified Athletic Trainer. Visit www.thompsonhealth.com or call Thompson’s Sports Medicine Center at (585) 396-6700 for more information. For registration, please call the YMCA at (585) 394-6866.

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