STRENGTH TRAINING - FROM INJURY TO PERFORMANCE
A high profile rugby player (prop) sustained a significant back injury during training.
While performing heavy sand bag throws (imperfection training) he experienced severe low back pain – which was later diagnosed as a disc protrusion at the L5/S1 level
Fact 1: A prop forward in rugby is a high impact, strength/power position – with training combining both maximal effort (heavy) and dynamic effort (speed) lifts in the gym.
Fact 2: A disc injury can have a long healing time and is vulnerable to re-injury with high impact, strength/power training.
So how do we progress the client/athlete from rehabilitation through to end stage strength and conditioning?
This 3 hour lecture will be a ‘what you need to know’ presentation on how to bridge the gap (grey area) between the rehabilitation and post rehabilitation models
- Perform a retrospective analysis to identify both the starting and end points in training
- Starting point based on clinical/subclinical concerns
- End point based on the biomotor demands of the sport
- Learn how to qualify the client/athlete for loading and advanced training methods
- Understanding the orthopedic profile for lift/technique selection
- Understanding the strength profile for lift/technique selection
- Imperfection training and injury prevention
This unique presentation is a must for anyone working in the sports performance and injury rehabilitation fields.