"Walking Karen"(1.19.2012)

Mike going overhead....

*Vagabond Physical Therapy Sessions offered by Dr. Rich Mclaughlin from Easton Orthopedics on Saturday, February 4th, 2012 @ 10:00 am*

Dr. Rich has offered his services to Vagabond on Saturday, February 4th, 2012 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am for any Vagabonds who want to get some nagging injuries looked at and to get some evaluation done on their pain areas in their bodies. This is free of charge, and Dr. Rich will take time in explaining some therapeutic activites that you can do on your own, and also make a detailed analysis on what could be the problem with your PROBLEM AREAS! Take advantage of this opportunity to work with one of the best, young physical therapists in the area, and get some work done.*

I. Bio and Information byDr. Rich:

I am an East Bridgewater High School graduate (2003), and later earned my Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Northeastern University (2009). During my time at Northeastern I completed a clinical affiliation at the West Bridgewater Life Care Center, a sub acute/long term care facility. I also gained clinical experience at Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Foundry Sports Medicine and Fitness, which are primarily orthopedic/sports medicine facilities. I began working at the Orthopedic Care Specialists rehabilitation department as a cooperative education student for 6 months in 2006, and was then hired as a full time Physical Therapist in 2009.
I am involved in post-graduate continuing education opportunities including advanced modalities, level I and II kinesiotaping techniques and applications, and a lumbar/pelvic seminar emphasizing diagnosis and treatment techniques. I serve as a clinical instructor for Physical Therapy students completing their school requirements. Also I am a certified member in the nationally recognized Sportsmetrics™ injury prevention program and have recently been implementing the program in the South Shore area.
I am an Assistant football coach for Cardinal Spellman High School in the fall and assist with the team’s strength and conditioning program. I work out at the Lauzon MMA training facility training in boxing, wrestling, no-gi jiu jitsu and mixed martial arts. I have  been training at Vagabond Crossfit since September 2011.
What I can offer during Vagabond seminars is biomechanical analysis/evaluation in order to identify imbalance and pathology and provide therapeutic exercise or referral to appropriate medical professionals. I work with several other physical therapists that possess other specialty credentials that can help/provide further follow up if necessary. Many of the injuries and nagging problems that I have seen thus far while training at Vagabond are primarily biomechanical issues and things that can be resolved with stabilizing exercises and/or specific stretching techniques.
Kevin and the other Vagabond trainers do an excellent job designing and implementing graded level programs, which help to avoid creating biomechanical problems. A lot of the injuries that I have seen and/or heard from transitioning to a “normal” gym program to a higher level of training/fitness is the change to the demands on the body. These are things that can be avoided and quickly managed if they are not allowed to become more chronic issues.

Kelsey reaching for the sky...

I. Dynamic and Mobility Specific Prep Warm-Up:
Coaches Option x 5 to 7 Minutes x Dynamic Stretches
90 Degree Quad Stretch
Wall Ball Review
II. Lifestyle Phases Strength and Conditioning:
A. Fitness Phase:
A. Bulgarian Split Squats x 3 sets x 8 each side @ 3030
B. DB External Rotations x 3 sets x 8 each side @ 3030
C. “Karen Broken”
150 Wall Balls For Time
*Every time ball dropped, you must complete 40 meters of DB or KB Carry*
*People may choose weight that will be tough*
B. Competition Phase:
Mobility x 60 Minutes… This is mandatory and must come in to work on mobility and any problem areas that you have…
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