Triangle Volleyball Club is pleased to announce a partnership with Trinity Wellness Center. Led by Luke Buffum, MPT, OCS, Trinity Wellness Center will assist Triangle’s injury prevention initiatives with on-site physical therapy support and consultation services. . The collaboration is focused on improving overall athletic performance while reducing the injury potential of Triangle student-athletes.
Luke and his staff will partner with Triangle’s lead strength and conditioning coach, Corey Johnson CPT and Triangle’s Movement and Mobility Specialist, B.J. Lawson, MD to deliver a comprehensive injury prevention and intervention support program that complements Triangle’s recent “Body Control” curriculum teaching safe and efficient movement.
“Partnering with Triangle Volleyball Club is an exciting opportunity to take injury prevention and athletic performance to the next level, especially with young athletes engaged in highly competitive youth sports,” comments Luke. “Our practice’s mission is empowering people to enjoy a lifetime of active fitness, and we look forward to working with Triangle in pursuit of that goal.”
According to Triangle Executive Director Sherry Fadool, “Triangle is one of the first volleyball clubs in the country to combine objective movement assessment using the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) with a strength and conditioning curriculum that trains safe movement patterns and improves our athletes’ mobility and stability. We are excited to partner with Trinity Wellness Center to further this educational effort, and continue to develop our staff and athletes’ knowledge of how to best develop and maintain their full athletic potential.”
Trinity Wellness Center services will be offered weekly on-site at Triangle typically on Monday nights.
Trinity Wellness Center is owned and operated by Luke and Emily Buffum. Since 2002 they have offered direct access, quality physical therapy services with an emphasis on individualized care, patient education, manual therapy, and personalized home exercise programs. All Trinity Wellness Center physical therapists are FMS (Functional Movement Screen) certified-the foundation of Triangle’s “Body Control” program begun at the start of the 2014/2015 club season.
Luke received his Bachelor's degree in Zoology from NC State University in 1998. During his undergraduate studies he also played men’s varsity basketball for NCSU. After graduation Luke continued his education at UNC-Chapel Hill graduating in 2000 with a Master of Physical Therapy. Luke is an American Physical Therapy Association Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist and serves on NCSU’s sports medicine team. At NCSU Luke assists athletic trainers with coordination of long-term rehab for multiple sports with a concentration on football and track and field. Luke has been a frequent speaker for numerous groups including: The Capital RunWalk "Ask the Experts" series, Galloway Running Group, Duke-Raleigh Walking Club and ACO Continuing Education.
Luke and his wife Emily (also a physical therapist) have four daughters, Ginny Grace, Caroline, Victoria, and Amelia Claire.