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Human Performance Live Forum

The itinerary:

 9:30AM-10:00AM - Registration

10:00AM-10:15AM - Opening Remarks

 10:30AM-11:30AM - Hands on: 

The Eternal Games: A Look at Structured Play through a "Movement" Lens by Joe Gonzalez Part 1

 11:30AM-12:30PM - Hands on: 

The Eternal Games: A Look at Structured Play through a "Movement" Lens by Joe Gonzalez Part 2

 12:30PM-1:30PM - Lunch

 1:30PM-2:15PM - Lecture: How to Assess the Foot and Applications to Running: Factors to Address When Working with Runners by Brandon LaVack

 2:15-3:00PM - Hands on: How to Assess the Foot and Applications to Running: Factors to Address When Working with Runners by Brandon LaVack

 3:00PM-3:15PM Break

 3:15PM-4:00PM - Lecture: Improving Performance in the Shoulder: The importance of assessing for limitations and using proper protocols to improve the glenohumeral and rib cage mechanics by Doug Kechijian

 4:00PM-4:45PM - Hands On: Improving Performance in the Shoulder: The importance of assessing for limitations and using proper protocols to improve the glenohumeral and rib cage mechanics by Doug Kechijian

 4:45PM-5:00PM - Closing remarks

 

Description:

 How to Assess the Foot and Applications to Running: Factors to Address When Working with Runners by Brandon LaVack

Every athlete needs to run but in the runner population that constantly states that they “just go for runs”, there is even more of a reason to assess running. This presentation will go over important considerations to ensure that an individual is running biomechanically efficient. A complete assessment protocol will be presented in terms of what to look for and how to assess the foot. The hands on will then go over these assessments in person to help familiarize attendees with them. 

Brandon LaVack is a certified personal trainer and licensed massage therapist working at the Beverly Athletic Club in Beverly, MA. Brandon specializes in working with runners, currently working with runners both in-person and online, which includes 14 colleges that he consults for. When not working with runners, the vast majority of his clients are post-rehab individuals.

 

The Eternal Games: A Look at Structured Play through a "Movement" Lens by Joe Gonzalez

What is movement? How do we progress it? What qualities matter when exploring it?! We are creatures of habit and fall into basic patterns and routines without a second thought. The phrase, "use it or lose it" applies here. 
As we progress certain aspects of our training programs, our movement skills should progress as well. There is more to movement than doing bear crawls, spider-mans, lunges i.e. the basic strength and conditioning dynamic warm up. Learn how to build your movement base, increase movement quality, progress your movement skills! In the words of Ido Portal, "Move, because you CAN!"

Joe will have two 90 minute hands on sessions with a break in between. 

Joe is a certified personal trainer working out of Manhattan. He is currently a student of the Ido Portal Method, under Odelia Goldschmidt & Johnny Sapinoso. When not improving people's familiarity on the rings or with Straight-Arm Strength, he works with many clients in the gray area between post-rehab and performance

 

Improving Performance in the Shoulder: The importance of assessing for limitations and using proper protocols to improve the glenohumeral and rib cage mechanics by Doug Kechijian

Glenohumeral performance stems from optimal control of the scapula, rib cage, and all the respective muscles that complete the chain. The ability to assess the glenohumeral joint and create a proper protocol is very important for long term shoulder health and performance. Doug will be going over neuroanatomical and diaphragmatic influences on asymmetry and its influences on the relationship between the rib cage and scapulae. He will go further into about how to assess and differentiate between positional limitations, capsular, or muscular through upper extremity positional testing. Then he will go over manual techniques to restore optimal function and exercise progressions to bridge the gap between rehab and performance. 

Dr. Doug Kechijian, PT is a performance-based physical therapist who specializes in treating orthopedic injuries. He recognizes the continuum extending from acute rehabilitation to high-level sports conditioning. A co-founder of Resilient Performance Physical Therapy in NYC. Doug consults with professional sports teams, military and law enforcement special mission units, and has been featured in Men's Health. Doug received his AB in Biology from Brown University and MA in Exercise Physiology/Doctor of Physical Therapy from Columbia University. He is Postural Restoration Certified and has undergone advanced training in joint and soft tissue manipulation, movement screening, and dry needling.