WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- White Plains' ML Strength is focusing on helping athletes with injury prevention.
To help golfers and tennis players "not only prevent injuries but improve their performance through better conditioning," ML Strength, a fitness facility at 188 E. Post Road in White Plains, has introduced its new ML Elite Golf and ML Elite Tennis programs, according to a press release. The programs are "custom sport-specific programs based on the way professional athletes train," according to the release.
"For youth tennis players, two-thirds of injuries are due to overuse and most often affect the shoulder, wrist and elbow, according to STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) Sports Injuries," representatives said in the release.
ML Strength recommends changing technique and training routines to prevent injuries, according to the release.
“We start with a one hour and fifteen minute evaluation to analyze everything from biomechanical weaknesses and compensatory movement patterns to muscular imbalances that can lead to injury,” said Dana Cavalea, founder of ML Strength.
"Some of the goals and elements of both the tennis and golf program include decreasing and freeing tension in problem areas, relieving pain, increasing range of motion and allowing proper muscle groups to activate when needed," representatives said in the release. "Additional components include increasing stability and strength in the joints to prevent hip and knee injuries that golfers and tennis players also experience, according to Cavalea, because of weak supporting structures. The program builds stability and strength through development of the small stabilizer muscles around these joints to keep them in the correct position and safe while in action."
ML Strength also incorporates lifestyle enhancements, nutritional advice and systems of accountability. For more information, residents can call 914-437-8484 or visit the ML Strength website.