The Sports Health Leader


TRUE or FALSE? There's nothing you can do about injuries!

  • True or False
  • "There's nothing you can do about injuries"! This is FALSE, however it is said repeatedly in regards to Pro Sports Teams and athletes as if it were TRUE. I have heard more than one trainer respond with the above quote when I offered to demonstrate how quickly my work can heal up soft tissue injuries such as sprained ankles ala Stephen Curry & Rodney Carney. Matt Steinmetz says in his blog that "Curry already has missed three games this season because of his ankle". Not TRUE! He has missed that many games because of the lack of effective treatment. With new owners of the GSWarriors, it is time for some accountability for the numerous injuries and injured players over the past decade. I have offered to show the Warriors trainer my expertise in Rapid Recovery From Injury numerous times in the last decade and he has continued to ignore my offer saying he was too busy to check out what I do. Too busy dealing with injured Warriors I guess! Here is a video from 13 years ago showing how the NFL Vikings utilized work similar to mine. 

    Does anyone care? Is anyone going to find out what might be done in addition to the options the Warrior players currently receive? Joe Lacob, are you listening? Let's hope so fellow Warriors fans!


    Structural Integration is in the press!

    This article shows that Structural Integration is becoming known and acknowledged in the press. I say that Structural Integration is the Future of Healthcare, NOW! Click on the link to read the article.


    Boston Red Sox Head Trainer learns about Structural Integration.

    A few months ago, Mike Reinold, Head Athletic Trainer for the Boston Red Sox invited Tom Myers, author of Anatomy Trains and teacher of Structural Integration to speak to his training staff. It is clear to me from reading Mike's blog post that he learned from Tom how Sturctural Integration can be an asset to any Professional Sports team. Click on this link to read all of what Mike had to share.

    For years I have taught my clients that, Function Creates Structure. How we use our bodies determines how they move or get stuck. I like how Tom says this, "Movement becomes habit, which becomes posture, which becomes structure."

    This picture of Tom releasing Pec Minor is very well done.


    SF Giants - 2010 World Champions!

    What a GREAT season, so many thrills and exciting moments. Torture never felt so good. Kruk and Kuip really outdid themselves. Amazing how Tim got himself right for the months of September and October plus November 1st when he beat Cliff Lee for the 2nd time in the series! This short video captures some of the joy and excitement. I keep replaying it! GO GIANTS. When does next season begin?


    November is National Adoption Month

    November is National Adoption Month, a month set aside each year to raise awareness about the adoption of children and youth from foster care. As an adoptive family, my wife Adrienne and myself have supported friends to also consider adoption as a way of having the incredible opportunity to be a parent.

    Adrienne wrote the following article this year to spread the word about this important topic, Adoption!



    As an adoptive mother of 3 teenagers, I first acknowledge and thank all the birth parents who were aware that they could not provide for their children and were willing to have them be adopted. If not for these birth parents, couples like my husband and I could not be parents. In California alone there were 20,832 foster children (North American Council on Adoptable Children* www,*-December 2009) waiting to be adopted.

    Foster care was intended to be temporary, but many California children remain in care for years. The average length of stay in foster care is about two and a half years. A law is in place where all children 3 and under are placed in foster/adopt homes. This means that the foster family is willing to adopt if the child becomes adoptable. As you can imagine, older children are not as likely to be adopted as younger children.

    After adopting two infants, we decided we wanted to become foster parents as we had heard there were many babies who needed placements. We had not intended to adopt a third time. Our youngest son came to us at 5 months old with multiple problems. He had already had two placements.

    Social Services’ goal is to reunite families and they work with the birth parents to assist them in doing what is needed. Birth parents have about 18 months to problemsolve their issues. We thought our foster child would be returning to his birth family, but they were not able to provide what was needed. At 18 months of age, he became adoptable; we loved him and definitely wanted him. We were advised if we didn't want to adopt him he would be placed in yet another foster home. It took OT, PT, speech therapy and Hellerwork before he was able to walk and talk.

    I share our story with you to let you know that anything is possible. Our son is now 15 years old, runs cross country and is a freshman in high school. This is a picture of him running in a cross country meet a few weeks ago! 


    The best I can share is the words from an adopted child who said "It is great to have a family of my own who love me and are willing to take care of me". If you have ever thought about adopting, I encourage you to inquire about opening your hearts and your home. Most children adopted in California are adopted by foster parents and relatives. The state of California is committed to finding homes for all children. If you are interested in finding out more, please feel free to contact me at home (707) 766-9795.



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