I just got back from the 60th annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. It’s a HUGE meeting. The conference program had nearly 300 pages worth of scientific sessions, presentations, posters, and workshops to choose from. Everything for every body involved in sport and physical activity.
By the end of the week I was full of science-speak. That’s the language of these folks. Studies and standard deviations, randomized control groups and statistical significance. It’s important to get it right and to prove it works. The challenge then is to communicate it in a way that makes sense to the folks who can apply it in the field. To bring it to a world full of people who desperately need to put physical activity back into the national action plan.
Fit2Finish is committed to staying in tune with the scientific conversation and translating it into language, games, activities and training programs that work. We make Science-Speak into Sports-Speak and work hard to see that nothing gets lost in the translation.
In the next 7 posts I will share the nuggets I took away from the conference. Here are my selected topics along with some teasers:
- ACL recovery and return to sport – it takes longer than you think
- ACL injury prevention – everybody’s dynamic warm up program is different, what works?
- Concussions – diagnosing it is getting easier but can we bring down the risk?
- IT band injuries – when it’s chronic, massage and running form changes are your friend
- ACL repair in the youngest athletes – waiting until growth plates fuse may not be advisable
- Overtraining – call it under-performing to avoid accusing – begs for accurate monitoring of training volume and intensity
- Lessons from a team physician – the field of play is our classroom and our lab; we need to give it back to the athletes
If you’re an athlete or if you parent or coach one, you’ll find news you can use right here. Mixed in, you’ll find some surprises that science has right around the corner. I’m pleased to be able to bring them to you. Come on back.
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