Sports Performance at UPMC Sports Medicine has the expertise to provide individuals with the tools and techniques to achieve peak performance in sports and in all of life’s physical activities. We strive for efficiency of human movement through the enhancement of functional movement, practice of integrated movement training, and correction of imbalances in sports – and in life.
Our team looks at the entire person to help you achieve overall wellness. Our philosophy is that everyone is an athlete. We believe that by doing an in-depth functional movement assessment (FMA), we can help identify what is keeping athletes and active people from reaching their individual peak performance.
The information gained from the FMA is used to create a personalized strength and conditioning program designed to fit each individual’s needs. In collaboration with sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, and sports nutritionists, our program combines all the offerings needed to achieve optimal performance.
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From movement assessments to sport-specific training, we have research-backed programs to help both individuals and teams improve their athletic skills. Our program consists of expert-led physical and mental practices to help:
Sports performance testing helps us get to know you inside and out. From flexibility to strength, breath control, posture, and more – the latest technology allows us to identify where you shine and where you may need to focus in order to avoid injury and improve performance. Patients may participate in one or all of these assessments, which include:
Functional movement assessment (FMA) – identifies performance issues, including muscle imbalances that can lead to joint and muscle pain or lead to injury, via a posture assessment, walking and/or running gait analysis, and clinical evaluation. Learn more about the FMA.
Instrumented muscle strength testing – assesses joint torque and helps strengthen muscle via multiple current technologies with real-time results.
Force plate testing – measures vertical jump and strength, for example comparing one leg to the other, to help detect imbalances.
Return to play testing – assesses an athlete’s readiness to return to play following an injury. Certain injuries, including those to the ACL, have specific evaluations one must complete in order to return to play. We’ll help you through them.
Pre-training Performance Assessment – establishes a pre-training baseline of joint mobility and muscle flexibility. This includes force plate testing for the counter movement jump, depth jump, and an isometric mid-thigh pull strength test. This provides us with your dynamic strength index, which helps determine whether you require more strength or power. Microgate® timing system measurement of the 10-, 40-, and 60-yard dash, as well as other strength tests for upper and lower body and core, may also be included.
At UPMC Sports Medicine, we take athletic performance as seriously as you do. We know that reaching your athletic goals takes greatness in all areas of mind and body. That’s why our experts offer a wide array of services. We’ll provide you the knowledge and skills you need to excel in your athletic pursuits. Services we offer include:
ACL injury prevention program – an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury can happen to both athletes and non-athletes. To help lower the risk of injury, we work on training and conditioning, proper warmup, agility in landing and changing directions, strength, and more. Learn more about our ACL Program.
Please contact us for further individual and group training details, as well as pricing.
UPMC Sports Medicine experts also offer specific performance programs for:
Ron DeAngelo, director of sports performance at UPMC Sports Medicine, is nationally known for training many notable athletes in professional hockey, basketball, football, tennis, and golf – as well as working with recreational and competitive athletes of all ages.
He has worked in the sports medicine field for over 35 years as a certified athletic trainer and has worked in sports performance since the concept really first began in 1994. Ron is a movement specialist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and a certified performance enhancement specialist by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Ron earned his bachelor of science degree in physical education from St. Bonaventure University, and received certification in athletic training from the State University of New York at Cortland. He earned his master of education with a sports medicine concentration from the University of Central Florida.
Strength and performance manager Colleen Rosensteel is an Olympian, certified strength and conditioning specialist, youth exercise specialist, corrective exercise specialist, K-12 physical education and health teacher, and US track and field level one coach. She has worked at UPMC since 2004 and specifically with South Fayette high school since 2012.
Colleen earned her master of science degree in exercise and sports science from the University of Florida. She has been recognized numerous times for her athletic achievements, including earning Most Inspirational Female Judo Athlete in 1998, Best Comeback for 2000 Judo Athlete in 2001, Distinguished Alumni for the College of Health and Human Performance in 2003, and being inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.
Ryan Dandrea is the sports performance manager at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has a master’s degree in exercise science from California University of Pennsylvania. Prior to working at UPMC, Ryan spent time as a strength and conditioning coach at Saint Francis University, Coastal Carolina University, and Duquesne University. Ryan has experience coaching athletes in many sports from the private sector and collegiately.
UPMC Rooney Sports Complex
3200 S. Water St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203