No matter your sport, sports performance is an area that is continually challenging and exciting from a rehabilitation perspective. Last weekend 4 of our clinicians here at Advance Physical Therapy went to Lincoln Nebraska to attend a Sports Performance Enhancement seminar at the Postural Restoration Institute.
When the core of the body is well positioned through an empowered system of breathing, and balanced movement, then all the “parts” that attach (for example – the poor arms and shoulders in the Durham Bulls pitcher seen above) can work from an ideal place. When an athlete wants to improve performance or heal a new or nagging problem, we can help them identify patterns of movement, breathing and body position that may be holding them back.
It is quite gratifying to see a skater able to glide on a left outside skate blade with ease for the first time (ask me to tell you about the balloon), to see vertical leap quickly improve, or runners able to resolve nagging knee or hip pain,
…….. and of course, we’ll be happy to help the Bulls as well!