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Ski & Snow Athletes

Ski & Snow Athletes

Take care of your body with the unpredictable terrain of snow sports and maximize your power, speed, and endurance output with analysis on your body’s mechanics.

To schedule any of the below services,

call 530.543.5720

VO2 Max, $200 for 2 sessions

VO2 Max testing is geared toward clients who are interested in completing a cardio fitness assessment that measures peak oxygen consumption, calories burned at different heart rates, aerobic and anaerobic threshold, as well as target intensity zones. A VO2 test measures the amount of oxygen the body uses at different exertion levels while exercising on a bike or treadmill.

Wingate Test, $75

A Wingate Test is a 30 second all-out spring performed on the Excalibur Sport Lode Ergometer. This mechanically braked cycle is renowned worldwide as the gold standard in ergometry. The rider is instructed to pedal as fast as possible while the torque remains constant at a rate depending on the body weight. Power = Torque x Velocity. Wingate testing is used to determine anaerobic power, which is the reflection of how efficiently the body's energy system gives high power for short durations.

Lower Extremity Testing, $99 for a 5-6 month testing protocol

Lower Extremity Testing is included in the R+AD and Performance Athlete memberships. Collaborating with U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the Lower Extremity Testing helps assess leg symmetry after an injury to determine an athlete's readiness to return to play. The testing assesses balance, agility, strength, force, and power utilizing movement screens, the Y-balance test, force plates, the Optojump system, and the Wattbike.

Laser Therapy, $175 for 5 treatments | $300 for 11 treatments

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is scientifically proven and FDA cleared to reduce pain and restore mobility. The LightForce class IV laser emits energy in the infrared spectrum deep into tissues where it can utilize your body's own healing powers by stimulating additional cellular activity. Laser therapy generates a photochemical response in damaged tissue via photobiomodulation—a process that stimulates healing on a cellular level by enabling cells to more rapidly produce energy (ATP). Laser therapy treatments are safe, painless, and fast. Treatments generally take 8-15 minutes and patients typically see results after 3-5 treatment sessions. Despite fast treatment times, laser treatments initiate a healing process that continues to actively reduce inflammation for up to 24 hours after treatment. The class IV laser is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions, and post-op pain.


Complete this laser therapy consent form prior to your appointment.

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