What all manual therapy specialists share in common, specifically in the context of treating athletes, is the administration of pressure and release in order to restore and enhance the systemic function of the body for the demands of sport.
Ryan Horn answers questions about reducing and managing jumpers knee, applied sports science and sports nutrition, collaboration with team coaches, teaching speed to college basketball players, and creating a team athlete monitoring system.
By James Smith Sports are defined by movement and bioenergetic supply mechanisms provide the energy for muscle contraction. The two primary bioenergetic domains (Anaerobic and Aerobic) are differentiated based upon the biochemical substrates which they metabolize in order to synthesize adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which is essential to facilitate muscle contraction. Simply put, the human organism […]
Coach Behm answers questions about hurdle technique, coaching voice and philosophy, the importance of mentorship and developing acceleration.
Athletic trainer Randy Ballard answers questions about athlete screening, applied athlete monitoring, shin splints, evaluating manual therapists for sports medicine, and the art of combining sport psychology and sports medicine in the context of injury.
Track & Field was more than just a sport to former Illinois and Florida State women’s track & field head coach Gary Winckler; it was an opportunity to help young women succeed both on and off the track. Nationally regarded as one of the nation’s most premier coaches, Winckler’s Illinois teams regularly battled for Big […]
Plyometric exercises were developed by scientists in Russia and Germany. Plyometrics were initially applied to only track and field athletes. Plyometrics were so successful that eastern countries soon dominated Olympic track and field events. The rest of the world took notice, especially an American track and field coach named Fred Wilt. Plyometrics grew into a worldwide phenomenon utilized by athletes across all types of sports.
Finding the right pair of track spikes might seem like a daunting task to anyone getting into track and field for the first time, but after spending a bit of time learning about which spikes will work for each event, it doesn’t have to be. There is no magic or witchcraft involved with track spikes, […]
Steve Magness answers questions about muscle fiber types, muscle tension and tone, blood testing and monitoring.
Electronic timing at practice will one day be as common as spikes. Here are ten reasons why.