“It was truly enlightening to have Rick come into our facility and give us an aquatic training using our pool and equipment. His experience and expertise in aquatic rehabilitation made the session most valuable to us. It allow us to push our players in their therapy progressions as we strive for quicker recovery/return to play."
Traditional uses for aquatics in sports performance programs tend to have primarily focused on the unloading properties that the water provides such as when the athlete cannot tolerate the full gravitational influences of land-based training such as during rehabilitation. I find the water to be a powerful medium that can be used in any phase of an athlete’s training-from rehabilitation to the highest levels of sports performance.
I have been incorporating water into my athletes’ training programs for a number of years and have also had the opportunity to work with professional sports teams throughout the country to share my passion for aquatic sports performance training.
Now more than ever before, there is research in the strength and conditioning journals validating the benefits of aquatic training for sports performance training.
The Water is a Buoyant, 3- Dimensional, Holistic, Non-Momentum Environment That is the Opposite of the Weighted, One-Dimensional, Momentum-Prone Environment Found on Land.
Trainers quickly realize that by just performing land based exercises in the water the pool program quickly falls short. The goals can be the same as land based training but the principles are entirely different.
By using the water effectively trainers and therapists can balance muscle groups faster, improve strength, correct dysfunctional movement patterns, improve power with less soreness to name a few.
How will we meet?
We’ll meet for 3-4 hours via Zoom Meeting. Along with Email support in between our meetings if needed.
After that time I would then like you to practice the techniques in the pool that we go over. (After all we are Kinesthetic learners). Usually 2 or sometimes even 4 weeks.
We will then follow up with another 1-2 hour meeting to review any areas you want to focus on.
What you will need…
Internet Connection, Web Cam and Microphone
We’ll be using Zoom Meeting
You’ll need to download Zoom Meeting. I will send you an invite with the meeting time and link.
Make sure you check your microphone and web cam settings before our training.