You have done all your ‘functional screening” and you have found all these restrictions and limitations. What do you do now? How do you approach fixing those things? Can they be fixed or are they part of that individual’s movement signature or fingerprint? Are these legitimate questions and concerns or am I overreacting? I know that I am a coach. As a coach my job is produce results, do no harm, and progress them toward their goals. For me the ultimate accountability is what occurs on the field. I could not help but think as I watched Roger Clemens and Greg Maddux pitch an inning last night – what would a function movement of those guys show? I think it is pretty predictable; there would be some terrific imbalances. Where do you intervene? How do you intervene? Will it matter? Remember everything is connected. Some connections are very visible and some are quite transparent. The body will protect where it needs to, loosen where it needs to, it will accommodate and adapt, so lets train and rehab it as the highly adaptive organism it is. GIVE THE BODY CREDIT FOR IT”S WISDOM!
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Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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