Tucson, AZ, December 29, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- During the University of Arizona vs Oregon game this year, there was a recognition of 50 years of sports medicine at the UA. It gave John Woolf of ProActive Physical Therapy a chance to reflect on his time at the UA serving as the Director of Medical Services. During the Dick Tomey and Lute Olson era, he coordinated a team of athletic trainers and community physicians to provide the best possible medical care. It was his job to organize a team of dedicated professionals who were experts in their specialty. Like a successful sports team on the field, they had to work together to get the job done.
John also had to design a facility that supported the mission of exceptional medical care and high performance. In the late 90s the north end of McHale Center was being redesigned with the Jim Click Hall of Fame as the center piece and beneath it was a massive sports medicine facility next to the strength and conditioning facility.
John traveled around the country with Dan Wirth, the Head Strength Coach at the time, looking at other top programs that had built their facilities with integration in mind: Pitt, Texas A&M, and Georgia Tech.
Their concept was to design the sports medicine facility next to the strength and conditioning facility. The integration of medical care and performance enhancement made complete sense because its was continuum. Mr. Woolf believed at the time, and still believes, that great health care is guiding the athlete along the continuum of performance.
When Tucson Soccer Academy asked ProActive Physical Therapy to participate in the design of the new Ann Schmidt Clubhouse at the Brandi Fenton Park, they took the opportunity to use the concepts John learned from his experience as the medical director at the U of A to design a space that created a continuum between injury and high performance.
Due to sports involving an amount of risk for injury, ProActive is investigating ways that they can prevent injuries to keep kids healthier, safer and in the game. They have called this ongoing investigation the ProActive Performance Project (P3).
P3 is an innovative injury prevention and performance training project driven by specific screening, performance testing, consistent long-term monitoring, client education, and individualized programming. It is the culmination of ongoing research with the passion of health care providers who want to make a serious impact in the community!
ProActive shares this passion with the Tucson Soccer Academy and a number of other young athlete organizations in Tucson, including Dinamo Volleyball, Fred Harvey’s Elite Track and many others that who want to be proactive about kid’s health.
ProActive will be celebrating the grand opening of the Clubhouse with a series of free screening events at ProActive Physical Therapy and throughout Tucson.
To learn more about how ProActive is working with the community to prevent injuries, visit www.proactivept.com/Services/ProActive-Performance-Project/a~4540--c~348481/article.html
to read about the ProActive Performance Project (P3).