There’s no question that soccer players put their bodies through a lot. This Friday, we talk to Dr. Jesse Saenz, sports scientist and team chiropractor with the Sacramento Republic FC, about his work keeping these athletes fit and healthy. He answers questions ranging from proactive care and periodization to the importance of data in player rehabilitation.
Peak power performance plays a role in training for any sport, whether mixed martial arts, golf, or motorsports. In this Freelap Friday Five post, we talk to certified strength and conditioning specialist William Wayland, about the importance of the squat, peak power shifts, conquering the mental side of injuries, and more.
As part of its weekly Friday Five series, Freelap USA talks shop with Bob Alejo, the world-renowned strength and conditioning coach currently with NC State. Discussion topics include periodization, sports science, and medicine ball rotations and other training techniques.
Freelap Friday Five with Doug Kechijian Doug Kechijian is a performance-based physical therapist who specializes in treating orthopedic injuries and chronic pain. He recognizes the continuum extending from acute rehabilitation to high-level sports conditioning. His comprehensive and integrated approach helps to not only relieve one’s symptoms, but also address the underlying biomechanical and neurophysiological patterns […]
In this Freelap Friday Five discussion, SimpliFaster talks to senior sports nutritionist Alex Cotie about all things real food: clean eating, digestive health, fasting, team nutritionists, and more. Great nutrition can have a huge impact on an athlete’s strength, speed, mental clarity, and health and wellness, and also reduce the chance of injuries.
Accelerometry and velocity testing on the ice with portable IMUs is leading the next wave of athlete testing technology in the hockey industry.
Rugby coach and researcher Jake Schuster talks to SimpliFaster about speed and power training, including sled resistance training, the value of individualized athlete profiling, and the best ways to use GPS data.
The foot and ankle have very specific functional and structural segments that contribute to overall foot function during gait. It’s now common to see multiple athletes injured and out for the season, or most of it, because of non-contact injuries from pre-season training and games. This discussion explores the reasons and methods to evaluate and modify the structure and function of the foot using foot pressure mapping technology.
The Right to Dream Academy in Ghana has turned out many national and international level soccer players, including Joshua Yaro. It does this by focusing on more than just soccer skills—including healthy behaviors, character development, education, and self-reliance. Freelap USA talks to the RtD Academy’s Richard Evans about player development, as well as the future outlook for the sport.
Done right, manual therapy has the potential to beneficially alter an individual’s posture and movement in order to relieve stress on the body as a whole. These changes can become permanent through the reinforcement of habits and preferences, and by slowly allowing the entire system to adapt to the reorganization.