Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Recovery and Sports

Dr. Rick Rosa is a Sports Recovery Specialist and will be presenting his course on Oct 15-16 at the New York Chiropractic Colleges Levittown health Center in Levittown NY .

 The role of a sports chiropractor has expanded and increased significantly over the past 20 years. From treating the many local weekend warriors to professional and Olympic level athletes, I feel that we as chiropractors are best situated to act not only as the team doctors but as recovery specialists. While working with athletes over the past few years, it has never ceased to amaze me the amount of focus that is placed on training and performance of an athlete’s daily life. This is not a bad thing, of course, as the strides that have been made in sports science are constantly improving performances. But why not have an all encompassing approach that goes beyond the best post-workout sports drink? 

If the medical and coaching staff intensified the monitoring and augmentation of recovery as the second part of training, then athletes could recover faster and train harder. Early on in my career I began to think that I could do a lot more for my athletes as it relates to performance and prevention of injuries by looking into the recovery side of training. Every day in my clinical practice we are constantly looking at improving the recovery of patients, not only in an effort to speed up the process, but also to help prevent exacerbation and re-injury. What if we approached athletics the same way? What if we looked at the workout as a traumatic event and did everything we could to promote healing, not only for speed of recovery, but for proper recovery as well? There is a reason some athletes get injured all the time while others have very few injuries during their careers. I feel this is an issue that needs to be addressed, and can be done so by focusing on recovery.

 Throughout my career, I began to develop the concept of six separate pillars of recovery. Using these six pillars, I have established recovery plans for athletes that will encompass all aspects of healing and not just one. 

The Goal of this course is for you to gain an understanding of all the aspects of recovery based on Dr. Rosa’s Six pillars of recovery: 1. Awareness of state 2. Rest 3. Play 4. Nutrition 5. Physical 6. Psychological Dr. Rosa will demonstrate how to use each of the pillars to maximize the recovery process for athletes, thus enhancing their performance. In addition, he demonstrate the latest and most effective techniques including two awesome new technologies that will enhance any sports practice; Dartfish Software & Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. The use of Dartfish High Definition Video Motion Analysis system will be demonstrated and its use to evaluate athletes from bike fits, treadmill analysis, to basic movement assements. The second, highly favored by Dr. Rosa, is the use of MSK Ultrasound. MSK Ultrasound gives an in-office view while on the field that provides a tremendous insight to extremity injuries. What are some of the new devices and treatment modalities that are being used to aid the athlete? -Dartish High Definition Video Motion Analysis -Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrsound -Restwise -Suunto's MovesCount -Blood, Urine and Saliva Testing -Kineso Tape -Biofeedback, -Graston -Level III & IV lasers -Supplements -Nutrition.

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Recovery and Sports


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