The methods I use in treatment is a mixture of mobilisations, manipulations, myofascial release technique, M.E.T. and other physiotherapy and osteopathic treatments. I use a lot of selfcorrecting and self mobilisation techniques as well.
When and why should CrossFitters use your methods?
If they experience decreased mobility, weakness, pain or anything else unusual in their movement system.
How long have you been a therapist?
On paper: 4 years. In real time: 6 years.
Whats the most typical CrossFit related problem that people have when they come to you?
Backache after bad lifthing technique or messed up shoulders after bad technique or too many pullups.
How often should you get a therapy session?
Depending on the injury, often 1-3 x is enough, but again.. If you keep on messing yourself up.. it’s gonna take a while.
Can your method help crossfitters perform better in CrossFit workouts?
Ha ha! I can only say, that I am able to fix a lot of problems, and I can help my clients’ body to heal the damage that they, or others, have done to them(selves). This will of course make their performance better. If they don’t listen to their body, I will have a pretty good business going… And they probably won’t get any better in their performance.
Anything else you would like to add?
The interesting part should be how not to get injured. As a physical trainer and physiotherapist my greatest advice would be “Think, and don’t get injured”. Most of us are just plain stupid. We tell everybody else what to do, while we screw ourselves up. To have a mindset focused on not getting injured and getting stronger in the long run, getting ready for the CROSSFIT CHALLENGE, is often 10x better than having the best time of the WOD every single day in the box.
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