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Speed & Power Athletes

Speed & Power Athletes

Work with your body to help it achieve maximum bursts of power using proper form. Use the analysis to complement your training program.

To schedule any of the below services,

call 530.543.5720

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.

Resting Metabolic Rate, $100

Combine with the VO2 Max for a total of $250.

Resting metabolic rate (RMR) testing is geared toward clients who wish to identify their unique target caloric zones in order to lose weight or support their caloric needs during training. The exercise physiologist and physical therapist will advise the client as to how many calories they will need to intake in order to stay in the weight maintenance zone or the weight loss zone based on their unique resting metabolic rate (RMR). The calculated RMR will also be used to estimate calories burned during exercise and during normal activities of daily living.

VO2 Max, $200 for 2 sessions

Combine with Resting Metabolic Rate for a total of $250.

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.

Running Video Analysis, $250 for 2 sessions

Gait analysis is the systematic study of human motion, using the eye and the brain of an observer, augmented by instrumentation for measuring body movements, body mechanics, and the activity of the muscles. This process is facilitated through the use of computer-interfaced video cameras to measure patient motion. Dartfish software is used to measure and analyze gait abnormalities. A running analysis performed by the PT is designed to assess the client running mechanics through video gait analysis. The PT will evaluate and assess foot mechanics on land and treadmill, discuss strategies to successfully modify running gait, and if needed recommend custom orthotics. The overall goal is to improve running mechanics.


Complete this running clinic evaluation form prior to your appointment.

Complete Evaluation

Alter-G, $200 for 10 sessions

The Alter-G is an anti-gravity treadmill where air enters into a chamber that the client is zipped into wearing neoprene shorts. The airtight seal calibrates the client's exact body weight by a computer and weight can be removed by 1% increments. The Alter-G is geared toward patients who are seeking an opportunity to train at a higher level or through injury without pain, or rehab from surgery. The unweighting technology reduces the impact of walking or running, while your body goes through the normal healing process. The Alter-G is useful to clients who are looking for reduced impact training and conditioning or weight control and reduction. The Alter-G can be utilized for performance therapy by including over-speed training (8%-13% faster than fastest speed), interval training (30 second speed repeats/1 minute slow jog), and hill training (up to 15% incline). Athletes looking to increase their speed or recover from a hard training session have seen that training on the Alter-G has helped them achieve their overall fitness goals.

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.

Complete Consent Form