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The Magic that is Tidewater Physical Therapy: Manual Therapy Greatness An athlete’s skill set + a coach’s mindset = Greatness

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manual therapy1 An athlete’s skill set:
Athletes have a high level of ability to sense their environment and make minute adjustments to maximize their performance. For example: A baseball pitcher will simultaneously feel the dirt below his feet and the slope of the mound while sizing up the height of the batter so that he can adjust the pitch and throw into the strike zone. Great Manual Therapists are great athletes. All Physical Therapists learn manual therapy techniques in school, but great manual therapists are great athletes who can simultaneously take in the sensation of a joint restriction and pain reaction and adjust the force and direction of their technique to affect the winning outcome (the perfect pitch). It is with this type of talent that great manual therapists can “feel” the joint or the muscle tension and perform highly skilled techniques to help patients gain mobility or learn a new movement…

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Endurance Athlete Symposium in Richmond, Virginia

Great event!

Karen Kovacs PT

gogglesThe inaugural Richmond Endurance Athlete Symposium & Expo is February 1, 2014 at the Westin Richmond.  Presenters for this day of motivation and education include Michellie Jones, World Champion Triathlete; Chris Carmichael, former pro and Olympic cyclist and author of “Training for the Time Crunched Triathlete”; and Frankie Andreu, former pro and Olympic cyclist and 9-time Tour de France rider.

Include this event as part of your yearly training plan: surround yourself with inspiring, passionate people. Leave more knowledgeable about some of the unique medical concerns of endurance athletes.  Gain a competitive edge for the upcoming season.

Information and registration are at RVA Endurance Athlete Symposium.

Please pass this along to anyone you think may be interested.  Help promote the event by liking and sharing the RVA Endurance Athlete Symposium Facebook page.

This is not a fundraiser.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Richmond 2015, host of…

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