Focus on Recovery, Regeneration and Rehabilitation
Our Head Coach, Derek Hansen, will be hosting a Conference on March 7th, 2009 in Vancouver, BC with a theme of Recovery, Regeneration and Rehabilitation. You can download the conference brochure by clicking here. (PDF)
Last year’s conference, Mobility and Movement, was a huge success.
If you live in the Pacific Northwest or the West Coast, Vancouver BC is an easy 2 hour flight for under $200. Plus, our exchange rate gives you an additional 25% off on everything you buy, and you can get back your GST tax on your hotel and other items. Just don’t forget your passport!
The Olympic Oval is now open, so this is a great chance to see it before the Vancouver-Whistler 2010 Winter Olympics.
I will be there, most likely filming the session, so if you come, be sure to say hello to the camera man!
Here is a quick summary of the presenters, and their books:
Donald Chu, PhD, CSCS, ATC, NATA
Presentation Topic: The Role of Recovery, Regeneration and Rehabilitation in Elite Performances
Donald Chu received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1974. His degree in Physical Therapy is also from Stanford. He has a Masters in Kinesiology & Physical Education from CSU, Hayward. He is a Professor Emeritus from CSU, Hayward after a teaching career spanning over twenty years. During the time from 1997- 2001, Dr. Chu served as the Program Director of the Ohlone College Physical Therapist Assistant program. From 2001-2003, Dr. Chu served as the Director of Athletic Training & Rehabilitation at Stanford University. He is a Past-President of the NSCA. Currently, Dr. Chu is the President of the California State Board of Physical Therapy, and serves as a public member on the Board of Interior Design for the State of California.
Dr. Chu is the author of “Jumping into Plyometrics: 100 Exercises For Power & Strength“, “Power Tennis Training“, “Explosive Power & Strength: Complex Training for Maximum Results” and “Plyometric Exercises with the Medicine Ball, 2nd Edition“. He has authored several chapters in books on Sports Medicine, particularly in both the area of rehabilitation and performance enhancement.
Dr. Chu has consulted with elite athletes at every level on the development of training and conditioning programs. His past clients include athletes from the 1984, 88, 92, 96 and 2000 Summer Olympics, and professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, and MLB. He designed training programs for 2002 Winter Olympic hopefuls in the skeleton and bobsled events. He also designed the strength & conditioning programs for Erica Wheeler, 2003 US National Champion in the Women’s Javelin. He currently develops strength and conditioning programs for the 2004 US Olympic Synchronized Swimming team.
Chad S. Brenzikofer, BA, CSCS
Presentation Topic: Neurodynamics in the Evaluation and Treatment of Hamstring Injuries
Chad S. Brenzikofer received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science in May of 1999 from Fort Lewis College. Since finishing his degree, Chad has taken over 30 manual therapy courses, completed a one-year high velocity spinal manipulation course, earned his strength and conditioning (CSCS) credentials by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), and completed a massage therapy program at the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado. In 2006, Chad became the first Kinetic Control Accredited Tutor in the United States. He is also a certified instructor for Performance Stability, has assisted Michael Shacklock of Neurodynamic Solutions, and has done consulting work with Al Vermeil, strength & conditioning consultant to the Chicago Bulls. Chad is the owner and director of Muscle Management Therapies, Inc in Denver Colorado offering Massage Therapy, Manual Therapy, and Fitness Training & consulting services.
Lyle McDonald, BSc
Presentation Topic: Nutrition and Supplementation for Enhanced Recovery and Regeneration
Lyle obtained a degree in exercise physiology from the University of California in Los Angeles, graduating in 1993. He has dedicated nearly 20 years of his life to studying human physiology and the art, science, and practice of human performance, muscle gain, fat loss, and body recomposition. He applies a combination of cutting edge research, canny tinkering, and sometimes, a little bit of intuition to develop my hypotheses which I then test in the real world on various guinea pigs (often including himself).
Lyle has worked with athletes from numerous sports including bodybuilding, powerlifting, cycling, Olympic lifting and many others, developing training, nutrition, and supplement programs to help athletes maximize their potential. He has published seven books on various aspects of exercise, diet and sports nutrition, and writes a weekly blog on his website at www.bodyrecomposition.com. Lyle has also written for numerous print magazines including Flex and the now defunct Peak Training Journal. He has a regular column in the new magazine, Muscle News. Additionally, I’ve written for numerous online publications including Cyberpump, Mesomorphosis, Mind and Muscle, Read the Core, Intelligent Design, Bodybuilding.com, Ironmagazine, Wannabebig, etc.
John Gray, MSc, CSCS
Presentation Topic: Spine Stability and Movement Retraining in Recovery from Back Injury
With over a decade of experience in exercise therapy and athletic conditioning, John has gained an excellent reputation for his approach toward “core stability” in treating low back pain, preventing injury, and enhancing athletic performance. John completed his Bachelor of Physical and Health Education degree from the University of Toronto and went on to work with the Clinical Mechanics Group to complete an interdisciplinary MSc degree in Biomechanics at Queen’s University at Kingston in Canada. In 2002 he returned to academics to pursue his PhD at the University of Waterloo, working with internationally renowned Spine Biomechanist, Professor Stuart McGill. Since 2002, John has been named an Educational Influential by the Institute for Work and Health. As a Certified Kinesiologist with the Ontario Kinesiology Association, he has specialized in working with athletes of all ages having current injuries or a history of injuries.
Presentation Topic: Innovations in the Application of Electrotherapy for Recovery, Regeneration and Rehabilitation
Giuseppe Gueli has worked in all areas of sport performance including his duties as a coach, consultant and researcher. He has provided coaching expertise to the Italian national swim program, as well as served as a sport performance consultant to the world renowned football club, AC Milan. More recently, Giuseppe has been working in the area of Electrotherapy for application to sports performance, recovery and rehabilitation for the newly Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) technology used widely in professional sports in both Europe and North America. He has also worked extensively in the area of recovery management through the use of heart rate variability analysis and the Omega Wave system.