Aquatic Training for Healthy Athletes

September 10, 2014 from 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT

 

Presented By:  Timothy DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers

HydroWorx 1200

 

Do not limit yourself to utilizing the dynamic properties of water strictly for rehab purposes! Learn to elevate your healthy athletes’ training and recovery to a new level by taking the workout to the pool. Sometimes you need something different to throw at your athletes so they don't get bored, stale or hit a plateau. The key is to do this without sacrificing the high performance training that they need to excel in their sport. Hydrotherapy can be the missing piece to the training and recovery puzzle. Check out this webinar to see exactly how!

 

Attendees of this webinar will learn:

  • The properties of water that benefit healthy athletes
  • How to use aquatics for injury prevention
  • How to prepare athletes for an aquatic workout
  • How to use the water to avoid over-training
  • How to make aquatic workouts sport-specific
  • Examples of research that indicate the benefits of water vs. land workouts 

 

*Continuing Education (you must attend the live webinar in its entirety):

Athletic Trainers: One CEU available for Athletic Trainers through BOC
All Others: Certificates will be available if you wish to petition your certification agency for CEUs.

 

how the use of aquatic therapy during recovery periods can revitalize and amplify athletic performance.
According to the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies, the use of contrasting temperatures – also known as contrast therapy – has been used as a healing tool for thousands of years.  The contrast between heat and cold is believed to exert a physiological effect on the body’s pain mechanism.
In this webinar Lance and Lindsey will share ways to reduce soreness and enhance muscle recovery in your athletes using water therapy.  They will demonstrate how water therapy has given their athletes at Michael Johnson Performance an edge by performing  recovery exercises in the pool to actively flush the body, add additional caloric ‘burn’ to the weekly microcycle, and incorporate joint motion in deloaded states.
Attendees will learn how they can see better outcomes by utilizing active recovery in the water rather than passive recovery during breaks from intense training sessions in order to keep the muscles moving as they heal from exercise-induced microscopic tears.

*Continuing Education (you must attend the live webinar in it's entirety):

Athletic Trainers: One CEU available for Athletic Trainers through BOC (Course ID: P3003-2000)
All Others: Certificates will be available if you wish to petition your certification agency for CEUs.

P3003-2001

What Past Webinar Attendees are Saying:

 

The presenters did an excellent job of explaining the rationale for the exercises. This
was an interesting look at how to develop speed both on land and in the water.”

 - P.S. (webinar previously attended: "Use of Aquatics for Improving Linear Speed Mechanics", May 21,2013 presented by Lance Walker )

 

 

"Thank you for sharing this information.  It is "value added" to the use of our HydroWorx pool!"

- J.M. (webinar previously attended: "Use of Aquatics for Improving Linear Speed Mechanics", May 21,2013 presented by Lance Walker )

Thank you for sharing this information.  It is "value added" to the use of our Hydroworx pool!
(webinar previously attended: "Use of Aquatics for Improving Linear Speed Mechanics", May 21,2013 presented by Lance Walker )

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SPEAKER BIO:

Timothy DiFrancesco graduated from Endicott College in 2003 with his Bachelor’s degree in Science/Athletic Training. He then went on to the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006. In 2007, DiFrancesco co-founded TD Athletes Edge, LLC, which offers a systematic, results-driven approach to performance training and rehabilitation. He spent two seasons as the Head Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA-Developmental League from 2009 to 2011. In December of 2011 he was named the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. DiFrancesco enjoys helping athletes of all levels connect movement, training and nutrition with results!