Chronic Pain and Muscle Imbalances
This area, which I referred to as “Prepairing2Perform” is an area of extreme personal interest. Over my years as a Strength and Conditioning coach, and now mentoring fitness trainers in the industry, I’ve realized that a pretty large gap exists between clients who have injury or low function and clients who have high function (Athletes). Not only does pain prevent clients from developing functional ability, it also causes changes to clients’ energy, sleep patterns, moods and overall activity levels. For these reasons, I created my own Functional Progression certification titled ‘nashFIT’, which creates individualized training programs based on the myofascial slings, the assessment thereof and highly effective coaching.
The importance of this discipline goes far beyond finding a financial niche for trainers to be successful; it’s an opportunity to provide professional assistance to clients, set them up for long term success, and prevent them from becoming injured during high intensity training. Finally, it’s a method to individualize a client’s personal training prescriptions & experience. To me, any trainer who doesn’t understand the art of error detection and correction isn’t fully providing their clients with the personalized experience they deserve.
Certification: Therapeutic Mobility (coming to internal Steve Nash trainers in 2016), FRC (Functional Range Conditioning), MAT (Muscle Activation Technique), DNS http://www.rehabps.com/REHABILITATION/Home.html , FST (Fascial Stretch Therapy), TP (Trigger Point), Feldenkrais (http://www.feldenkrais.com/accredited-trainings ),
Books: Movement, Anatomy Trains, Becoming a Supple Leopard, Optimal Muscle Training, Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance, Fascial Stretch Therapy
On-line Resources: http://www.fasciaresearch.de/publications/clinicians https://www.youtube.com/user/tptherapy