Sports Performance

Sports medicine performance center in Overland Park.

By providing performance training, nutrition counseling and physical therapy, the sports medicine program at The University of Kansas Health System offers evidence-based programs that enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury. Our programs are designed and overseen by the health system's sports performance advisory board to help athletes improve their performance in a safe, effective manner. The advisory board and our programs are powered by a team of sports medicine physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, certified strength and conditioning specialists, athletic trainers and fitness professionals.

Sports conditioning and strength classes are available throughout the day to accommodate work and school schedules. Specialized classes on injury prevention are also offered, including ACL injury reduction and concussion risk reduction. Schedule a class or email sportsperformance@kumc.edu or call 913-239-0646 for more information.

The facility, located near 125th Street and Antioch Road in Overland Park, Kansas, features a state-of-the-art weight room and indoor and outdoor turf fields. It also offers sports medicine physical therapy provided by professionals from The University of Kansas Health System.

 

Fitness classes

  • This class is for participants ages 18 and up. F.I.T. stands for Fitness Interval Training. In each group fitness class, participants will be guided through a total body workout, which includes strength, cardiovascular and stretching exercises. The class is designed to increase calorie burn and lean muscle, and improve overall health and fitness. 60 minutes. Schedule a class.
  • This time is offered for anyone of high school age and above. Participants will have the freedom to use the weight room portion of the facility on their own. This is not a structured class, but a free lifting time. The Sports Medicine and Performance Center team will be available for any assistance or advising needs. Schedule a class.
  • Personal training is offered for participants ages 8 and up. Participants will begin with a biomechanical assessment to help the trainer design a program specifically to their needs and goals. The trainer will provide one-on-one instruction, including proper form and execution of each exercise to maximize fitness results. 60 minutes. Schedule a class.
  • This class is for participants ages 8 and up. Clients will train with a partner to motivate each other and achieve their performance goals. All participants will have their own assessment and training program. 60 minutes. Schedule a class.

Sports performance classes

  • This class is for middle school athletes. Participants will perform speed and agility exercises similar to our Youth Speed School athletes. They will also engage in a total body strength training workout which consists of movement patterns such as pushing, pulling, hinging and squatting. 90 minutes. Schedule a class.
  • Personal training is offered for athletes ages 8 and up. Sports performance personal training includes a consultation with a coach to discuss specific goals and training needs. The coach will design an individualized training program and provide one-on-one instruction during the entire workout. 60 or 90 minutes. Schedule a class.
  • This class is for participants ages 8 and up. Athletes will work with a training partner to motivate each other and achieve their performance goals. All participants will have their own assessment and training program. 60 minutes. Schedule a class.
  • This class is for high school athletes. In this class, athletes are coached through various sprinting and change of direction drills. They will also perform a workout consisting of med ball throws, jumps, resisted sprints and posterior chain exercises to further develop their speed. 60 minutes. Schedule a class.
  • High school athletes will work on their speed development alongside the Varsity Speed Development class. In this class, athletes are coached through a total body athletic performance program specifically tailored to their sport and individual needs. This class will incorporate barbell lifts, velocity-based training, jump training and accessory work to create a balanced training program. We will also work to reinforce to what the athletes are doing at their high school to ensure we are only training in ways that foster continued improvements. 90 minutes. Schedule a class.
  • This class is for athletes ages 8-12. In this class, participants will learn the fundamentals of running (proper posture, foot strike and arm swings), linear acceleration, deceleration and change of direction. They will also be exposed to multiple variations of movement patterns, such as jumping and crawling, which enhance total body strength, power and proprioception. 60 minutes. Schedule a class.

Injury prevention classes

  • This 6-week program is designed to help athletes develop proper skills for reducing their risk of ACL and other sport-related injuries. This program targets youth and high school athletes, and includes a video analysis of jumping and landing patterns, individualized progressive strength training and education on proper warmup prior to training and competition. Schedule a class.
  • Overhead motions, such as pitching, throwing, serving, spiking and swimming, demand incredible control of the upper extremities. This 6-week program focuses on reducing the risk of shoulder, elbow and other sport-related injuries commonly seen in overhead athletes. Participants will learn and develop the proper skills and techniques to enhance their movements and improve their performance. Athletes who swim or play baseball, softball, volleyball or tennis can benefit from this program. Schedule a class.
  • Sustaining a concussion can be devastating to an athlete. This 6-week program, developed by sports medicine experts at The University of Kansas Health System, is designed for middle school and high school athletes who want to reduce their risk of concussion and improve sports performance. Participants will focus on agility, balance and reaction skills, neck and core muscle strength, vision training and spatial awareness. Schedule a class.
  • Whether the athlete's goal is to prolong their career, increase performance or simply play pain-free golf, training programs improve driver distance, clubhead speed, accuracy and reduce the rate of injuries sustained by golfers on all skill levels. The program includes a Titleist Performance Institute screening, K-Vest 3D motion swing analysis, personalized exercise routine and dynamic warmup routine. Schedule a class.

    • Evaluation: A one-time, 60-minute evaluation that includes a Titleist Performance Institute screening, K-Vest 3D motion swing analysis, personalized exercise routine and dynamic warmup routine. Call 913-239-0646 to schedule.
    • Golf Specific Strength Training: Training sessions are designed to address individual areas of weakness and improve upon strengths as they relate to the golf swing. These classes will improve fitness and supplement your current golf routine. Call 913-239-0646 for individual sessions.

Sports nutrition consultations

  • Sports performance nutrition consultations are available for athletes interested in learning more about the benefits of proper nutrition. Consultations can be tailored to your individual goals and are conducted by a certified sports nutritionist. Call 913-574-4878 to schedule an appointment.

Physical therapy

  • We offer both physical therapy and sports performance services.

    Our physical therapists link traditional rehabilitation with the goal of returning to sport, communicating and collaborating with our sports medicine physicians. The spacious center allows our physical therapists to work with patients in an actual athletic environment.

    An injured soccer player can pivot on turf, a golfer can tee up or a quarterback can go long. And all activities are designed, managed and supervised by experts from The University of Kansas Health System, the region's leading academic medical center.

Location

  • Sports Medicine Overland Park
    1. Sports Medicine and Performance Center
    • 8302 W. 125th St.
    • Overland Park, KS 66213
    • Mon 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Tues 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Wed 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Thur 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Sat Closed -
    • Sun Closed -
    Office Contact:

To learn more on sports performance classes, call 913-239-0646.

For more on physical therapy services, call 913-574-4878.