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Improve Performance & Decrease Injury - A Sports Physiotherapy Update

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Presented by Elite Athlete Sports Physiotherapist - Kusal Goonewardena
APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist.

With over 15,000 treatment sessions in sports alone Kusal Gooonewardena shares the latest clinical findings on improving performance, perfecting biomechanics, decreasing injury rates and hleping athletes perform at their peak.

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Improve Performance & Decrease Injury - A Sports Physiotherapy Update

  1. 1. PHYSIOTHERAPY UPDATE IMPROVING PERFORMANCE PERFECTING BIOMECHANICS REDUCING INJURY RATES Kusal Goonewardena APA Elite Athlete Sports Physiotherapist
  2. 2. 14 year career - Sports Medicine. Founder/Director of Vigor Sports Med, Elite Akademy Sports Med.
  3. 3. Over 15,000 treatment sessions completed in sports injuries.
  4. 4. Melb Uni Sports Physio since 2002. Head of Sports Medicine at Melb Uni since 2008.
  5. 5. Uni. Lecturer, Consultant – China, Sri Lanka.
  6. 6. The Latest Clinical Findings The Nerves  Very, very sensitive  65-85% of athletes will have neural ‘tightness’ if and when they increase their training load.  Can decrease your Sports Performance Indicators (SPI’s) by 25% Normal Nerve Affected/Dysfunctional Nerve
  7. 7. The Latest Clinical Findings 75% of Injuries occur due to…
  8. 8. The Latest Clinical Findings 75% of Injuries occur due to…
  9. 9. The Latest Clinical Findings 75% of Injuries occur due to…
  10. 10. The Latest Clinical Findings 75% of Injuries occur due to…
  11. 11. Tx + Lx + Gluteals + Subscap = 75% WHY???  The pressure going through these areas  Ground reaction forces  Repetitive actions that you are unaware of  Habits  Posture
  12. 12. Sports Specific Meditation  Research has shown that this is the most under- utilized area in sports development and preparation  Increases awareness  Increases focus  Improves discipline and concentration  Performance under pressure
  13. 13. Sports Specific Meditation
  14. 14. What you can do… Posture  What is good posture?  Relaxed muscle groups vs overactive  What to feel…  Upper spine  Lower spine/pelvis positioning  Lets practice
  15. 15. What you can do… Posture  Motor Learning – posture and control  Keep it simple  Keep it precise  How many times before its perfect  Magic number: ………………..
  16. 16. What you can do… Posture and Control  My PhD Increasing the control of the Tx and Lx Spine in the POWER phase of any sport can improve the SPI’s by 30-80%
  17. 17. What you can do… Posture and Control  Taping  Thoracic Spine
  18. 18. What you can do… Posture and Control  Taping  New – Core tape technique  8 months to perfect – ideal during sport/training
  19. 19. Loading vs Tolerance 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Athlete 1 Athlete 2 Loading Tolerance
  20. 20. What you can do… Loading vs Tolerance - Exercises ‘Rolled Up Towel’ Exercise
  21. 21. What you can do… Loading vs Tolerance - Exercises The Spinal Roll Exercise
  22. 22. What happens at Elite Akademy Sports Medicine…  PD Hours: 215/year  Assessment  Analysis  Diagnosis  Treatment  Results: Measured Highly/Tangible  Make a difference in 3 sessions or less.  PD Hours: 33/year  Assessment  Analysis  Diagnosis  Treatment  Results: Measured Moderately to High (Good practitioners) Elite Akademy Sports Med Industry average
  23. 23. What happens at Elite Akademy Sports Medicine…  Free Biomechanical Assessments
  24. 24. What happens at Elite Akademy Sports Medicine…  Unique Pricing Structure  Elite Athletes $40,000 p.a. towards scholarships  Special for everyone today Usual Pricing
  25. 25. Final Thoughts  Our mission To help our athletes achieve the best results, in the shortest period of time.  We love what we do.  We love sport.
  26. 26. Thank You. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to send a note or call. My email address is: kusal@eliteakademy.com My twitter address is @kusalkumar The Elite Akademy twitter address is @EliteAkademy We share our athletes success stories and advice on our facebook site www.facebook.com/EliteAkademy

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