Building & Rebuilding Better Athletes - Sports Physical Therapy & Performance Enhancement In Las Vegas, NV!
Part 1: A Collaborative Approach To Athlete Management: The Merging of Science & Experience
Athletes Physiotherapy is committed to providing a high performance solution to improve the health, well being, and longevity of the athletes and dancers we work with.
While the circumstances behind each athlete encounter varies, the application of a few specific principles and key philosophies allows us to provide each athlete with an individualized solution to their specific needs.
How Can We Help?
The needs of the athlete, which cause then to seek out our services in the first place, often include:
Key Philosophies & Principles of Athlete Management:
There are a number of principles and key philosophies and help our athletes meet their rehabilitation and performance goals. For this overview, I will avoid discussing specifics of interventions and skill sets, and will instead hit on the main philosophies applied to athlete management in no particular order:
1. Athlete Needs Assessment
Needs Assessment can be broken down into 2 major components: the Initial Interview and the Comprehensive Evaluation.
a. Initial Interview: This is where we dialogue with the athlete about why they are seeking our help and what they see as their biggest needs. We get an idea, in their own words, of what has & has not worked for them up until this point, and what are their goals both in athletics and is they relate to their time with us in clinic. We also discuss the athletes history as it relates to their past & present health, training, injuries, etc.
b. Comprehensive Evaluation: The Comprehensive Evaluation is made up of multiple components which give us information about the overall status of the athlete. We have chosen a number of base variables to look at with each and every athlete, and then have another layer of performance testing which is done to match their particular sport or athletic needs.
2. Individualized Programming
Once we have all of the pertinent information from the Initial Interview and Comprehensive Evaluation, we can then write programming tailored to the athlete to meet the needs that have been established.
Programming is at all times:
a. Science-based to get the greatest results in the shortest amount of time
b. Tailored to the individual athlete with attention to the power, endurance, speed, and agility
requirements of their sport or position
c. Progressive & maintains the safety of the athlete at all times
3. Team Approach
We subscribe to the idea that communication is key. Our function is that of a Performance Coach, as the ultimate goal is to maximize the performance of the athlete for their given sport or event. We are fortunate that we are able to wear multiple hats in the field of Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, and Strength & Conditioning in order to get our athletes the results they are looking for. However, it is important to note that we also know our limitations. We are not your skills coach. We are not your technique coach. If you already have a Strength Coach, we will work with them to fill in the gaps. Communication between Athlete & Therapist is just as crucial as communication between Therapist and Coaches. In the ideal situation, we work as part of the athlete's team and are able to regularly dialogue with the athlete and coaches to maximize the athlete's training schedule and be sure that we are all helping to achieve the goals that have been established without overloading the athlete.
Let's Work Together to Achieve Your Goals!
If you are an athlete looking to overcome an injury, improve your performance, or get ready for an event, be sure to contact us or schedule your initial visit online HERE. If you are a coach and would like to partner up and allow us to help your athletes reach their maximum potential, contact us HERE to discuss how we can start working together!
Athletes Physiotherapy - Las Vegas, NV
Thank you for stopping by the Athletes Physiotherapy Blog! Kristopher Bosch founded Athletes Physiotherapy in Las Vegas, NV. He is a Father, physical therapist, athletic trainer, pilates teacher, & perpetual student!
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