The Boston Hockey Summit and Basshunter Music Go Hand-in-Hand

     In a few hours Kevin, David, and I will be leaving for the Boston Hockey Summit to listen and learn from the best therapists/strength coaches in the world and hopefully meet some great new people in the process.  I know that a lot of this information is flat-out beyond the scope of my current knowledge yet this is what it is all about to be a true athletic development coach.  It is to learn from those better than you and to apply it to the athletes that you work with.  Anybody who thinks they know a lot is usually wrong (your typical trainer) and if you are being paid by clients because they think you are a professional then you better believe you owe it to all of them to learn everyday, making a conscious effort to help them succeed.  With that in mind these are the speakers, aka any information that you look up on them, you should read. 

Me in the Front Row
“Thomas Myers studied directly with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller. He has also studied less extensively with movement teachers Judith Aston, Emilie Conrad, and in the martial arts. His work is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies he made with European schools of osteopathy. Author of Anatomy Trains(Elsevier 2001) and a set of supporting videos, Tom has also penned over 60 articles for trade magazines and journals on anatomy, soft tissue manipulation, and the social scourge of somatic alienation and loss of reliance on kinesthetic intelligence.”

“Dr. Sahrmann’s research interests are in development and validation of classification schemes for movement impairment syndromes as well as in exercise based interventions for these syndromes.  Her book, Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes describes the syndromes and methods of treatment. She maintains an active clinical practice specializing in patients with musculoskeletal pain syndromes.”

“Dr. Clare Frank-Her clinical career has been greatly influenced by Shirley Sahrmann PT, PhD, and the Prague School of Manual Medicine faculty, namely, the late Vladimir Janda MD, Karel Lewit MD, and Pavel Kolar PT, PhD. Dr. Frank practices at a private clinic in Los Angeles, California. She has been instrumental in setting up the Movement Science Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles and is one of the primary clinical instructors for the program. She is also a certified instructor for Bands, Balls & Balance, Janda’s Approach to Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes and Kolar’s Approach to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization.  Dr Frank also serves as an adjunct lecturer at Western University of Health Sciences and Azusa Pacific University. She has presented at both state and national conferences and has recently published a book on “Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalances:  The Janda Approach” .  She currently teaches in the U.S. and internationally.”
“Dr. Charlie Weingroff (Green Latern himself)- Lead Physical Therapist for United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command, Former Strength and Conditioning Coach and Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Philadelphia 76ers.Through rehabbing patients, Charlie subscribes to a movement-based approach popularized by the works of Dr. Vladimir Janda, Stuart McGill, Shirley Sahrmann, Pavel Kolar, and Gray Cook.  In training athletes and clients, Charlie champions the principles of the Functional Movement Screen, Selective Functional Movement Asessment, and sound evidence-based training principles.  Aside from working with patients, athletes, and clients, Charlie is also under the bar himself.  In 2007, he achieved AAPF Elite status at a body weight of 206 pounds with a total of 1915 pounds.  His best powerlifting competition total is 800 squat, 510 bench press, and 605 dead lift.”


“Peter Viteritti is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians who maintains private practices in two multidisciplinary centers. As a sports chiropractic consultant to several collegiate athletic programs, he integrates patient centered, functional examinations and advanced manual procedures with traditional medical care. 

He has been privileged to serve on the sports medicine staff at various national and international sporting events.  In addition, he instructed on the post-graduate faculty of five chiropractic colleges throughout the country and has been a featured speaker at both national and international sports medicine symposiums.”


These are the keynote speakers, there is also going to be  2 different tracks with hockey and basketball strength coaches.  This is simply going to be hoss-some.  I hope on the way to Boston we are turning the windows down, grabbing a Monster, and fist pumping New Jersey style with this….

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