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The Athlete Movement System: Speed, Power, and Agility

presented by Jared Vagy, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

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Financial: Jared Vagy receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.


 Non-Financial: Jared Vagy is a TheraBand Academy Speaker.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 69 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 17 Minutes

Speed, power, and agility are essential components of sports performance and are often overlooked in the rehabilitation setting. This course will introduce practical research-based methods that can be performed in the clinic to assess deficits in speed, power, and agility with athletes. Based on identified performance and movement deficits, exercises emphasizing foundational movement patterns will be recommended and their clinical utility discussed, with the goal of improving sport-specific performance training.

Additional Content


Additional athlete movement system courses presented by Dr. Jared Vagy include:

The Movement System The Athlete Movement System

Meet Your Instructor

Jared Vagy, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Jared Vagy received his doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) from the University of Southern California (USC) and completed a one-year residency in orthopedics and a one-year fellowship in movement science. Dr. Vagy is a clinical assistant professor of physical therapy in the DPT program at USC and is a mentor in both the orthopedic residency…

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1. Speed: Movement and Performance

In this chapter, Dr. Vagy will discuss a framework to assess and treat athletes to improve their speed, power, and agility. He will introduce advanced techniques to properly assess these three key components of sport and present strategies to make them easy to assess within the clinic setting. He will teach you the four main components of speed: reaction time, acceleration, maximum velocity, and speed maintenance. He will go on to show you how to quantify speed with both movement and performance testing in a clinical setting and how to use the results from your testing to improve speed performance.

2. Power: Movement and Performance

In this chapter, Dr. Vagy will teach you research-validated tests to assesses athlete lower extremity power. This includes vertical hop, triple hop, and drop vertical jumps. You will learn how to use a landing error scoring system to assess movement and plyometric tests to quantify power output. Finally, you will learn how to use the results of these tests in a clinical setting to improve athlete power through plyometric exercise progressions.

3. Agility: Movement and Performance

In this chapter, Dr. Vagy will teach you how to assess and treat athlete agility. This includes research-supported return-to-sport protocols that analyze deceleration, lateral shuffle, and plant and cut movements. You will be introduced to performance tests for change of direction speed and reactive agility and will learn how to quantify agility with both movement and performance testing in a clinical setting to improve overall athlete agility performance through fundamental agility exercises.

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