Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall…

…Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, All the Kings horses and all the Kings men, Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again. Well they just didn’t have the right people, but I do!

I’m really excited to have signed a new sponsor for 2011 – Alta Physical Therapy & Pilates.  I’m fired up to be working with them on several different levels. They will not only help me with any injuries I have, but we will also be doing what I like to call “pre-hab.” Rather than waiting til you are injured and have to do re-hab, do preventative work first to stop the injury from ever happening in the first place. Being able to train day in and day out without having to slow down or reign things back because of injury is paramount. Working with the PT’s at Alta, I will (knock on wood), stay injury free all season and be able to Rock the Casbah!

I had my first session with Mike Kohm at Alta on Monday. We started with a Selective Functional Movement Assessment. SFMA for short, is a comprehensive assessment that classifies movement patterns. This system helps the clinician recognize meaningful impairments and integrate the current best evidence (manual therapy and therapeutic exercise) for treating musculoskeletal conditions. It is designed to target and identify dysfunctional movement patterns. So what does all that mean?

It means, they run a short series of tests to find weaknesses and imbalances in your body. You then are given some exercises to help correct these dysfunctional movement patterns. That way they can get your body firing on all 16 cylinders (I like to pretend I’m a Bugatti Veyron), so that when you are in full on training, you are less likely to get injured.

Right now I am in the early stages of training for the 2011 season (8 days in), so I’m feeling pretty good and am completely injury free  (which I hope lasts a long time). As the season continues to progress and little twinges develop or don’t develop, I’ll document all the treatment and things we do to fix them and prevent more in the future.


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