Keith Scott is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) via the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) thru the National Strength and Conditioning Association

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Keith received his Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a concentration in Sports Medicine from the University of Arizona. During his 13 years in Tucson, he had the satisfaction and possibility to paintings with hundreds of athletes every 12 months within the youth, excessive college and university degrees.

Keith focused on damage prevention, submit surgical/injury rehabilitation, and Strength and Conditioning. He worked extensively with athletes of all tiers and lots of one-of-a-kind sports activities, with over 15 years working immediately with athletes in the trenches. Keith currently resides in Southern New Jersey.

CB: Keith, how do you operate your heritage of athletic remedy while designing programs for human beings and taking them thru their workouts? How would possibly they fluctuate from someone like myself with best a minor history within the region of Rehabilitation?

KS:
I actually have a very robust heritage in the evaluation, so I take a lot more time evaluating a variety of movement in all essential joints (a few minor joints too), muscle and tendon energy, joint integrity, and basic movement styles and mechanics.

I will take an entire session just doing an assessment sometimes. I additionally take quite thorough records on each person, locating out about preceding injuries, continual problems, ache, etc… And no longer to forget…The person’s revel in a degree in education.

Once I have a great understanding of the person’s state of affairs I layout my applications just like I coulda rehab program for someone with an arm. After all, I have not begun to satisfy anyone that doesn’t have troubles, imbalances or ache someplace, so it is absolutely no extraordinary.

I create a “problem listing” first and form this system around that. For instance, if a person comes in with very tight hip flexors, tight dorsiflexors, and horrible scapular control (like a whole lot of people that we probably see) those go on my trouble list. I create an application round the one’s areas first and work on those matters proper away. I may not introduce an exercising in those regions until we accurate them or at the very least, are on the street to correcting them.

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People that can’t manage their hips, or ankles, for instance, haven’t any commercial enterprise squatting any kind of weight until the ones things are dealt with, yet we see trainers, and coaches doing just that every day.

What I have seen with loads of running shoes and coaches is this “hassle list”, if ever truly generated inside the first region, receives lost in the program and things in no way without a doubt get addressed that have to. Ultimately, the athlete gets injured or in no way improves. Each application has to be different because each athlete is exclusive. Of route, this takes more time and effort from the instructor/educate.

All of my packages make use of numerous arms on work – myofascial work (freeing), coaching of self-myofascial work, muscle activation, and arms on stretching (PNF patterns…Contract/loosen up, and many others…). I am a huge proponent of closed chain proprioception too, for upper and lower extremities in addition to joint mobilization techniques and exercises.

I also use loads more recovery techniques with my athletes in particular after schooling sessions. Different varieties of bloodless and heat therapy as well as exceptional kinds of remedy massages and stretching.

CB: what are the standard muscle corporations, lifts, and physical talents that you attention on whilst training young athletes for sports activities?

KS:
Assuming that we’re speak approximately excessive school-age athletes first, I use the same sort of muscle institution training that I would an older athlete. This assumes that there are not any primary troubles that need attacking first.

I work a number of posterior chain with all of my athletes. Every one in every one of my applications has glute paintings -extension, abduction, stability, as well as adductor work (which I believe is overlooked in plenty of applications)

My programs will always have top extremity pulling physical games covered for the posterior chain, and rotator cuff works, especially the external rotators, but a very good share of subscapularis paintings as properly…That muscle is overshadowed loads by means of the alternative internal rotators and is extraordinarily essential.

I want to educate the rotator cuff as a stabilizer more than just as internal/outside rotators. Its process is to stabilize first. Here is wherein I will throw in a few closed chain proprioception, PNF patterns, and so on.

Along with the pulling and rotator cuff paintings, I will cope with scapula stability and characteristic lots. Sometimes that is just coaching the athlete correct movement of that location. Young athletes are in a super location to begin to broaden accurate scapular motion patterns, and balance of that shoulder complex.

If time permits, I will do a little releasing or the athlete will him or herself (foam rolling, and many others.), accompanied via a sincerely exact lively heat up. Mobility drills and big muscle organization warm up (lunges, leap rope, push-ups, and many others..) Active stretches, proprioception work (balance, coordination work)

Teaching and studying come next – younger athletes want to be trained the way to do the lifts, or mechanics efficiently, so I will spend some time there at the start. It’s crucial with children that you repeat matters and get the movement patterns ingrained.

Depending on whether or not it is a pace day, the athlete may additionally do some velocity, footwork, primary agility paintings first, and a few reactive schooling. This can be accompanied with resistance education (essential lifts first – dl’s, squats, cleans, presses, and so on..) And then any additional work on the stop. I will consist of numerous core education within the session normally between sets for more advanced athletes.

Most sessions cease with a few static stretching (ex: hip flexors, calves, heel cord, hip rotators, shoulders), after which restoration modalities if feasible. Depending on which season the athlete is in, a few strength system work would possibly comply with.