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The irony of focusing on injury reduction in the professional ranks is paradoxically the quickest way to get hurt. Exhaustive corrective exercises, functional anatomy, and sport specific is not reaping more benefits to athletes in the pro setting. On particular player has had two different injuries requiring 2 cortisone shots and is looking at surgery at the end of the season. Who to blame? The private guy? The Sports medicine staff? The team strength coach? Hard to say, but injury cascades are real and they are worse than the domino effect because they tend to spread and not just move linearly. A good resource to this is Kristian Thorborg is one of my favorite therapy experts in sports rehabilitation and a interesting benchmark in asymmetry can be found here. Over the next year I predict that some of the Copenhagen research will be very popular with both the coaching and therapy community.
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Carl Valle

Carl Valle

Track & Field Coach
Carl is an expert coach who has produced champions in swimming, track and numerous other sports. He is one of the foremost experts in the fields of nutrition and restoration.
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