Three things that Fred do;
A. Athletes with problem
Fred will determine the cause of pain - whichever muscle/joint that is problematic - and provide pain management to the area. Historically most patients experience immediate relief within the first half of their session.
After that he runs a full investigation to find out the root cause of the problem. It may be just two levels to the root cause of problem, but sometimes there may very well be as much as 5 levels to the problem - the purpose of this investigation is to find out ALL of the possible levels that contribute to the problem, and fix them.
E.g., a patello femural pain syndrome (knee pain) may be caused by tightness of the hip muscles, that leads to excessive external rotation of the hip. This is a two-level problem. A multi-level problem is when a flat foot caused the ankle to evert, thus rotating the knee to the side, causing the lateral rotators of the hip to work harder, tightening the glutes which then led to improper form during a squat that cause lower back pain.
- Immediate pain relief/management
- Investigation to find out root cause of problem
- Provide solution to fix the root cause of problem and prevent relapse
- Teach athlete the know-hows to solve issues in case of relapse
B. Athletes without problem
Athletes NOT suffering from a condition does not need pain management; and will therefore be given a thorough assessment to figure out any and all potential problems they may face with their current mobility. Then, a treatment will be done on the athlete to fix any uncovered issues.
If there are any posture or movement issues that inhibits the athlete's performance, Fred will find it and he will fix it.
Additionally, if you are in competition season Fred will do a checkup and maintenance for accelerated recovery so that you can train at the highest intensity with significantly reduced risks.
- Thorough assessment to find any potential problems
- Sport massage and treatment to fix potential problems
- Posture and movement correction for increase body efficiency during heightened performance demands
- Checkup & maintenance for safe performance in competition season
Sedentary individuals or those new to training who sustained injuries usually got it from lifestyle factors (i.e. too much typing/sitting/standing, habitually doing activities that favors only one side of the body, etc.). For cases of injuries, Fred will do to patients what he does for athletes under Item A - Athletes With Problem.
For patients or new trainees who see Fred for health/maintenance purposes, they will be treated with Item B - Athletes Without Problem.