Avita Therapy

At Avita Therapy, our goal is to provide the best possible care for your athletes. Our highly skilled athletic trainers and physical therapists work one-on-one with athletes, coaches, and parents to assure appropriate injury prevention and management. We pride ourselves on the relationship between our sports medicine team and the school. Besides treating the athlete, we also aim to set a precedent throughout the school community of the importance of proper sports training through education and example.


All coaches and administrators are given contact information for members of the sports medicine team to assure athletes are seen in a timely manner. A 24-hour call back "guarantee" is an advantage like no other. If a coach, parent, or athlete leaves a message with one of our staff members, they will make contact with them within 24 hours for non-emergency situations. The Athletic Trainer will ensure the athlete is seen or referred as necessary.


If an athlete is injured or unable to participate, Avita Therapy offers free athletic screenings in our Ontario clinic within 48 hours. Because our goal is to safely return the athlete to play, our therapy approach is much different. All exercises and activities are geared to be sport-specific.


For many athletes that suffer a season-ending injury, getting back to pre-injury status is a must. Traditional approaches consist of prehab, surgery, and rehab, followed by the wait for medical "clearance" from their physician. At Avita Summit, we offer an opportunity to bridge the gap between rehab and return to play. Through our injury and sport-specific ACCELERATE programs, we can facilitate a safe and effective return to play program.


This program is designed for post-surgical athletes who have completed therapy but are not quite ready for a full return to play with no restrictions. We also use this program for athletes that have met their insurance visit limit but need to continue therapy. The therapist will work one-on-one with our ACCELERATE professional to design an individualized program using the principles of periodization that will be appropriate for the athlete. During the program, the athlete will work one-on-one with the ACCELERATE professional.


Avita Therapy and Sports Medicine in Bucyrus is a key part of the Avita Center for Sports Health. This outpatient rehabilitation center serves athletes from many of the Crawford County schools and beyond. Strategically located in the heart of the N10 league, this clinic offers unique programs and services to area athletes.

Sportsmetrics ACL Prevention Training

Sportsmetrics is the first ACL injury prevention program scientifically proven to help young athletes avoid non-contact ACL injuries. The program is most effective with soccer and basketball athletes, but can help properly train any male or female athlete. This training incorporates a number of drills that encourage the proper form of jumping and landing during athletic participation. It pre-positions the entire body to safely manage accelerating (jumping) and decelerating (landing). These drills range from simple jumps to multidirectional, single foot hops and plyometrics.

Ongoing Staff Training in Graston Technique

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization relieves soft tissue restrictions by effectively breaking down scar tissue and reducing inflammation that causes pain and restricts mobility. This allows quicker intervention to the tissues to affect the condition at the site of the pain to treat the cause. Once the tissue dysfunction has been identified, the instruments break up scar tissue, which absorbs into the body. Treatments of stretching, strengthening, and icing can then be incorporated to rebuild soft tissue.

V-Force Whole Body Vibration

Vibration on our standing platform allows tight tissues to relax, and works injured tissues in sport-specific positions and exercises. Vibration allows targeted muscles to contract several times per second and builds strength quicker than regular resistance-based exercise. The platform also reduces spasms involved with low back and soft tissue neck injuries when sitting, kneeling, and moving into other positions.

Custom Orthotic Fabrication and Fitting

Through the Dartfish software and a one-on-one biomechanical assessment, orthotics can be processed with a physical therapist. Casts taken of the feet are fabricated and have specific orthotics placed in the shoes of the athlete to give ideal joint comfort from the feet to the knees, hips, and lower back. Retraining with orthotics in the shoes through sport-specific activity can take place since pain is no longer a factor.

Aquatic Therapy Pool

Early weight bearing activity after an injury is possible in water. When returning athletes back to their sport, it is important to maintain conditioning. Water provides resistance to exercise and keeps the athlete active to maintain cardiovascular conditioning.