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Therapy Services

Sports Performance Training

Adam Rolf, DPT, ATC, CSCS


Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and Certified Athletic Trainer at LMH Therapy Services.

LMH Therapy Services offers customized Sports Performance Training for youth athletes ages 8-18. Our program is led by medically-trained Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS), Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) and exercise physiologists. It offers age-appropriate, sport-specific athletic training designed to improve speed, strength and agility while also lowering the risk of athletic injury.

The LMH training philosophy emphasizes teaching correct movement skills to develop speed, power and strength. 

Our goal is to provide a training home for young athletes to prevent injury and maximize athletic performance. We strive to provide a fun, enjoyable training environment to enable athletes to learn and improve consistently over time. Athletes undergo physical performance tests such as vertical jump, 15 yard sprints, and pro agility times to assess and track improvement in power, acceleration, and agility. 

 Vic White, Exercise Physiologist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

 Vic White, Exercise  Physiologist, (CSCS)

 Exercise Physiologist,  Certified Strength and  Conditioning Specialist

Individual assessments by licensed Sports Physical Therapists cater to each athlete’s specific needs. This includes a Functional Movement Screen (FMS©) that allows us to view where the athlete may need further development in areas of weakness and build on their athletic strengths. Athletes then may train in a small group or individual environment best suited to meet their training goals.  

Individual Assessments by a Licensed Physical Therapist

Exclusively at LMH Therapy Services, a licensed physical therapist (DPT) assesses each athlete before his or her training sessions begin. With advanced knowledge of the body and how it moves, a DPT evaluates each athlete’s movements and techniques to customize a training program that aims to correct improper movements, reduce the risk of many common sports injuries and maximize physical development.

 Carol Henney, DPT

 Carol Henney, DPT

 Doctorate in Physical  Therapy, BS in Exercise  Physiology and past NCAA  Division One volleyball  player. 

2-5th Grade: FUNdamentals of Training

This age group is all about learning the fundamentals of sprinting, jumping and strengthening. This class helps develop the foundation on which all athletes require to thrive in middle and high school sports. There is not so much of a focus on competition, but more on the enjoyment of training and sport. Our focuses are:

  • FUN
  • Agility
  • Balance
  • Coordination

Training will be held 1 times per week in 5 week blocks throughout the year. 

Junior Performance Training

Junior training at LMH is for youth athletes in grades 6-8. This age group is in the developmental stage of speed and strength. Athletes learn how to train and transition from bodyweight to resistance strength training. Emphasis will be on:

  • Movement Skills/Coordination
  • Core and Full Body Strengthening
  • Speed/Power Development
  • Injury Prevention

Training will be held 2 times per week in 5 week blocks throughout the year. 

Varsity Performance Training

High school training is intended for the competitive athlete. Gender specific training groups for the beginner to the seasoned senior are available.  Varsity training athletes will be training to maximize their performance in practice as well as competition. Emphasis for high school athletes will be on:

  • Linear and Lateral Movement Mechanics
  • Plyometric and Jump Training
  • Injury Prevention
  • Strength and Power Development

Monthly memberships for two times per week training start at $150 and requires an initial one on one assessment by a sports physical therapist to begin. 

To determine areas for further improvement and to measure achievement, each athlete performs the following tests on the first and last days of training:

Physical Performance Testing

Physical Performance testing categories include:

  • Two-leg vertical jump
  • 10-meter start
  • Pro-agility

Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

FMS testing categories include:

  • Deep squat
  • Hurdle step
  • In-line lunge
  • Shoulder mobility
  • Active straight-leg raise
  • Trunk-stability push-up
  • Rotary stability

Age-Appropriate Sports Performance Training

Our programming is designed to accommodate the age of each athlete who participates:

2nd-5th Grade FUNdamentals of Training

This program is designed to teach and develop proper movement mechanics for kids in grades 2-5. Each one-hour session focuses on developing speed, quickness, agility coordination, balance, footwork, relative body strength and flexibility.

  • Fun and positive coaching
  • Multi-directional quickness
  • Agility/running mechanics
  • Coordination
  • Flexibility
  • Movement mechanics

Junior Performance Training

This program is designed for athletes in grades 6-9 who are motivated to improve their sports performance. Each one-hour session focuses on movement (speed/agility/explosive power), jump training and improving upper, lower and core strengths.

This workout does not include conditioning.

  • Speed and power development
  • Full body strengthening
  • Core strengthening
  • Injury prevention
  • Vertical plyometrics (jumping)
  • Age-appropriate intensity

Varsity Performance Training

This program is designed for high school and college athletes, and each one-hour session focuses on developing improved movement skills.

  • Speed development
  • Multi-directional quickness
  • Vertical plyometrics (jumping)
  • Power development
  • Injury prevention
  • Agility/running mechanics
  • Core strengthening

Participants may further enhance results by also enrolling in Strength and Conditioning Training.

High School Strength & Conditioning

This program is designed for high school and college athletes of all sports. Each one-hour session focuses on maximizing gains in strength.

  • Power development
  • Full body strengthening
  • Core strengthening
  • Injury prevention
  • Conditioning each session

Participants may further enhance results by also enrolling in Speed and Jump Training.

Convenient, Fully Equipped Gym

Our sports performance training is located at the LMH Performance and Wellness Center in Suite 100, Sports Pavilion Lawrence at Rock Chalk Park.  

Our Sports Performance Gym is fully equipped with free weights, suspension trainers, resistance bands, weighted sleds, training ropes, medicine balls and an indoor field turf surface for linear and lateral speed work. Coaches use appropriate drills to maximize each participant’s potential and improve athletic performance.

Call 785-505-5840 or email Adam Rolf for more information. Visit our Events page for scheduling details.

Sports Performance Training

Watch the videos below to learn more about Sports Performance Training at LMH Therapy Services from the program’s founder, Adam Rolf, DPT, ATC, CSCS, CGFI.

Call 785-505-5840 for more information.

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