HARDIN SPORTS MEDICINE
TRAINING WITH A PURPOSE
ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE (ART)
FUNCTIONAL AND KINETIC TREATMENT WITH REHAB (FAKTR)
In the training environment what makes it 'performance therapy' is the capacity for appropriate treatment delivered in a timely manner to positively influence the athlete's ability to perform the training prescribed on any given day. In this way the therapy delivered can have a significant impact on the quality of training performed over the course of a training block. In turn this makes therapy a key factor that directly and positively influences progression and training outcomes over time. This exemplifies that timely therapy intervention can have a direct effect on training input, the training outcomes that result, and ultimately the athlete's performance capacity and capability.
Where this expertise is available, therapy can similarly play a highly complementary and potentially decisive role during competition. In this context, directed, timely and appropriate treatment intervention can have a direct and highly positive effect on performance in competition. For instance, relieving restriction and associated inhibition can positively impact upon the athlete's ability to function and their readiness to perform. Again, this describes the potential for a direct link between the application of therapy and performance.
Returning to the 'directed' aspect of performance therapy, the monitoring process that prompts and informs treatment intervention is incumbent not only on the coach but also the athlete themselves.