This technique is derived from proven stretching and myofascial techniques that are currently in popular use. The difference between this technique and other techniques is that it has combined the efficacy of an active isolated stretch with the concept of pinning and stretching the muscle, so that both techniques’ potentials are utilized. It also introduces a third concept of specifically targeting tight fibers, or aspects of muscle and fascia. It is the precision of this technique that makes it uniquely therapeutic. The technique specifically incorporates a tool, the FAST Rx™, to facilitate application of the treatment. With the FASTRx™ the application of pressure is more predictable and consistent over a variety of users including one’s self. It also allows the user to administer pressure and access structures previously elusive via stretch. It is a technique that can be easily replicated which makes it accurate, effective and easy to apply. It is broken down into steps that make it manageable for the lay person, and easy to recreate the treatment amongst various practitioners. Being easily replicated makes the technique easy to study and organize the results, which makes it a great tool to further the clinical relevance of muscle treatment.
In high school, Dr. Rob DeStefano sustained injuries playing football and was treated by a chiropractor who got him back on the field. Experiencing these injuries helped Dr. DeStefano to understand the injuries of others—in fact, in high school and college, he was known for helping his teammates to recognize and address injuries and other issues. Throughout his academic sports career, he excelled in track, football (earning a scholarship to Kutztown University), decathlon, powerlifting, lacrosse, Rugby (earning a scholarship at Palmer College of Chiropractic) and triathlon. To date, he has competed in over 300 races, including 9 Ironmans and 2 Ironman World Championships.
From the early 90’s to the present, Dr. DeStefano has lectured and taught at over 100 ART seminars and related teaching and lecturing events. He has assisted in certifying thousands of ART providers. In the world of athletics he has worked with athletes of all levels, including the US Olympic Bobsled/Luge/Skeleton teams, US Olympic Hockey Team, the NHL, NBA, LPGA, and the NFL.
In 2002 he became an official ART provider to the New York Football Giants, seeing them through their 2008 Superbowl Championship and continuing at present as the official ART provider and also the official Chiropractor.
Andy Klein, MS, DC, DACBSP – Past Chiropractor for the Minnesota Vikings
Strength and Conditioning Principles for the Prevention of Injury
Attendees will learn how to use different screening tools and decide which tests will be most useful for different conditions. You will learn which exercises help decrease chance of injury based on the findings of these tests. Emphasis will be placed on ankle and knee injuries.
Dr. Andy Klein is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and is board certified in Chiropractic Sports Medicine by the ACBSP. He was the chiropractor for the US at the Goodwill Games in 1998, and the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. Dr. Klein served as the team chiropractor for the Minnesota Vikings from 2004-2008. He developed the PT3 course, which emphasizes active care, at Northwestern Chiropractic College, and has instructed there since 1995. He teaches postgraduate education for multiple chiropractic colleges.
Alan Sokoloff, DC, DACBSP – Chiropractor for the Baltimore Ravens
Can You Hear Me Now: Reducing Risk and Improving Communication in Youth Sports