• Come prepare for your upcoming season in our sport-specific injury prevention & performance enhancement programs designed specifically for your sport.

     

    We can train your team in our facility or at yours – either way, we will help get your athletes to that next level.

     

    Team specific training programs will be a split of strength and conditioning and skill specific training with a specialist in that sport or the coach.

     

    It is the new wave of training and has unbelievable benefits and results in performance.

     

    To reserve a session please contact us ASAP. Days and times are on a first come first serve basis; however, we will do what we can to accommodate your teams schedule and time frame.

  • Dan Grobler Biokinetics focuses on enhancing athletic performance and injury prevention as well as fitness programs.

     

    Each sport-specific conditioning program developed by Dan Grobler Biokinetics is based on the biomechanics of the sport and exercise physiology, and is crafted to suit each level of athletic ability.

     

    We work with teams, small groups, or individuals of all ages and levels.

     

    Our fitness programs are designed and coached by experts in the field and are result driven. If you are looking to reach that next level, just get started with a program, decrease chance of injury, or rehab after injury, Dan Grobler Biokinetics will help you do it.

Attempting to Prevent Sports Injuries

Common sense can prevent many sports injuries. Some typical injuries and ways to prevent them are listed below. The top six are:

Knee injury - knees are very susceptible to injury.

  • Avoid looking at your knees when standing or moving.
  • Do not bend knees past 90deg when doing half knee bends.
  • Avoid twisting knees by keeping feet flat as much as possible (during stretches).
  • Use the softest surface available when you exercise.
  • Wear proper shoes with soft, flexible soles.
  • When jumping, land with knees bent.

Muscle soreness - a symptom of having worked out too hard or too long.

  • Do warm-up exercises such as those that stretch the muscles before your activity, not only for vigorous activities such as running but even for less vigorous ones such as golf.
  • Don't overdo it.
  • In vigorous activities, go through a cool-down period. Spend five minutes doing the activity at a slower pace. For example, after a run, walk or walk/jog for five minutes so your pulse comes down gradually.

Blisters - due to poor fitting shoes or socks or biomechanical abnormalities

  • Wear shoes and socks that fit well (the widest area of your foot should match the widest area of the shoe. You should also be able to wiggle your toes with the shoe on in both a sitting and standing position). The inner seams of the shoe should not rub against areas of your feet.
  • Wear preventive taping, if necessary.
  • See your Biokineticist or Podiatrist. Biomechanical causes need to be identified and dealt with early

Side stitch - sharp pain felt underneath the rib cage.

  • Don't eat or drink two hours prior to exercise.
  • Do proper breathing by raising abdominal muscles as you breathe in.
  • Don't "work through pain". Stop activity, then walk slowly.

Shin splints - mild to severe ache in front of the lower leg.

  • Strengthen muscles in this region.
  • Keep calves well stretched.
  • When using an indoor track, don't always run in the same direction.
  • See your Biokineticist or Podiatrist. Biomechanical causes need to be identified and dealt with early

Achilles tendon pain - caused by a stretch, tear, or irritation to the tendon that connects the calf muscles to the back of the heel.

  • Do warm-up stretching exercises before the activity. Stretch the Achilles' tendon area and hold that position. Don't bounce.
  • Wear proper fitting shoes that provide shock absorption and stability.
  • Avoid running shoes with a heel counter that is "too" high.
  • Avoid running on hard surfaces like asphalt and concrete.
  • Run on flat surfaces instead of up hill. Running up hill aggravates the stress put on the Achilles' tendon.
  • See your Biokineticist or Podiatrist. Biomechanical causes need to be identified and dealt with early