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Optimum Performance Sports

Fort Wayne United sponsor, Optimum Performance Sports (OPS) offers sports performance, training and testing, with access to injury prevention, injury care, and comprehensive rehabilitation.

Sports Performance Training & Testing
1701 Freeman St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 435-2631

Injury Concierge Service
(260) 435-2631

Sports Performance Training: Any Age, Any Level

If you’re an athlete, competition is in your blood and having a competitive edge can give you the advantage. That’s where Optimum Performance Sports excels. OPS combines sports medicine services from Lutheran Health Network and Fort Wayne Orthopedics with powerful sports performance training. OPS athletes experience real, measurable results in speed, strength and quickness without increasing the risk of injury. Our five-step process is founded on a thorough understanding of human movement. It’s not just strength training…it’s smarter training. In addition, OPS athletes have access to top-notch injury care as well as comprehensive rehabilitation and therapy. So if you get injured, you can get back in the game as quickly as possible.

Rethink Your Limits.
Rather than building strength alone, OPS athletes also learn how to move efficiently and effectively, using proper muscle patterns. This means greater fluidity of movement and a lower risk of injury.

Athletes in the OPS program are taught how to:

  • Put their bodies in and maintain correct positions
  • Make the right muscles contract at the right time
  • Relax antagonistic muscle groups at the right time

To ensure goals are being met safely, athletes:

  • Athletes are evaluated and tested for power, quickness and vertical-jump height using computerized force plates while being monitored continuously
  • Athletes undergo a Functional Movement ScreenTM, a screening tool used to identify limitations or asymmetries that are key to functional movement quality
  • Small trainer-to-athletes ratio

Injury Care and Recovery
Unfortunately, injuries are an inherent risk for athletes. The stress of practices, training and games, pushing the body to its limits, and playing high-contact sports makes athletes much more prone to injuries—even with proper training and techniques. When injuries occur, OPS is there. OPS offers specialized injury care designed especially for athletes, including minimally invasive surgical techniques, if necessary. We also offer comprehensive rehabilitation and therapy to help you get back in the game and performing at your peak following injuries.

Injury Concierge Service
(260) 435-2631

When an injury occurs, the OPS injury concierge service gives you access to a fast track for care.

  • Schedule an appointment with a board-certified physician
  • Assist with navigation through injury assessment, medical care and rehabilitation
  • Ensure that you receive specialized care based on your specific injury

Get Back in the Game
OPS offers area athletes a comprehensive sports rehabilitation and therapy service. If an injury does occur, you can spend as little time as possible on the sidelines. The goal is to get you back in the game as quickly and safely as possible. Following physical therapy, you can choose to participate in one of OPS many specialized training programs to help keep all athletes performing at their best.

Health and Wellness for the Entire Family
Whether it’s a routine doctor’s visit, a flu shot, a knee replacement or a medical emergency, Lutheran Health Network is here to help with a variety of healthcare options. Find out more at

OPS General Assembly Presentation - November 2016