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

Keith received his Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a attention in Sports Medicine from the University of Arizona. During his thirteen years in Tucson, he had the pride and possibility to work with hundreds of athletes each yr inside the kids, high school and college ranges.

Keith targeted on harm prevention, submit surgical/harm rehabilitation, and Strength and Conditioning. He labored substantially with athletes of all degrees and many specific sports activities, with over 15 years working immediately with athletes in the trenches. Keith presently resides in Southern New Jersey.

CB: Keith, how do you operate your heritage of athletic remedy when designing packages for humans and taking them through their workouts? How would possibly they vary from a person like me with handiest a minor history within the area of Rehabilitation?

KS:
I even have a very robust historical past in assessment, so I take lots more time to compare range of motion in all primary joints (some minor joints too), muscle and tendon energy, joint integrity, and fundamental movement patterns and mechanics.

I will take a whole consultation simply doing an evaluation occasionally. I additionally take a pretty thorough history on every person, locating out about preceding injuries, chronic issues, pain, and so forth… And now not to forget about…The individual’s experience stage in schooling.

Once I have a good knowledge of the character’s scenario I layout my applications just like I would a rehab program for a person with an arm. After all, I have yet to fulfill everybody that doesn’t have issues, imbalances or ache somewhere, so it’s truly no special.

I create a “problem listing” first and shape this system round that. For instance, if someone is available in with very tight hip flexors, tight dorsiflexors, and horrible scapular manage (like loads of people that we likely see) those pass on my hassle listing. I create an application around those regions first and work on the one’s matters right away. I might not introduce an exercise in the one’s areas until we accurate them or at the very least, are on the street to correcting them.

People that cannot manage their hips, or ankles as an example, have no commercial enterprise squatting any type of weight till those matters are dealt with, yet we see running shoes, and coaches doing simply that every day.

What I actually have visible with a whole lot of running shoes and coaches is this “problem list”, if ever virtually generated within the first region, receives lost in the software and matters in no way, in reality, get addressed that need to. Ultimately, the athlete gets injured or by no means improves. Each program has to be distinctive due to the fact every athlete is exclusive. Of course, this takes more effort and time from the instructor/instruct.

All of my packages make use of quite a few hands-on paintings – myofascial paintings (liberating), coaching of self-myofascial paintings, muscle activation, and arms on stretching (PNF patterns…Contract/loosen up, etc…). I am a huge proponent of closed chain proprioception too, for the top and lower extremities in addition to joint mobilization techniques and physical activities.

I additionally use a lot of extra recuperation methods with my athletes, particularly after schooling periods. Different sorts of cold and warmth therapy in addition to unique styles of treatment massages and stretching.

CB: what are the standard muscle businesses, lifts, and bodily abilities which you attention on whilst schooling younger athletes for sports?

KS:
Assuming that we speak approximately excessive college-age athletes first, I use the same type of muscle institution schooling that I might an older athlete. This assumes that there are no fundamental issues that want attacking first.

I paintings numerous posterior chain with all of my athletes. Everyone in all my packages has glute work -extension, abduction, stability, as well as adductor work (which I consider is overlooked in quite a few packages)

My programs will continually have upper extremity pulling sporting activities protected for the posterior chain, and rotator cuff paintings, mainly the external rotators, however an amazing percentage of subscapularis work as well…That muscle is overshadowed lots with the aid of the opposite inner rotators and is extremely crucial.

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

Along with the pulling and rotator cuff work, I will cope with scapula balance and feature plenty. Sometimes this is just coaching the athlete accurate movement of that vicinity. Young athletes are in an ideal place to start to expand accurate scapular motion patterns, and balance of that shoulder complex.

If time permits, I will perform a little freeing or the athlete will him or herself (foam rolling, and so on.), observed with the aid of a truly true lively heat up. Mobility drills and large muscle organization warm up (lunges, leap rope, push-ups, and so on..) Active stretches, proprioception work (balance, coordination work)

Teaching and gaining knowledge to come next – more youthful athletes need to learn the way to do the lifts, or mechanics effectively, so I will spend a while there at the beginning. It’s critical with kids which you repeat things and get the motion patterns ingrained.

Depending on whether it’s a velocity day, the athlete might also do some velocity, footwork, fundamental agility work first, and some reactive education. This could be observed with resistance training (essential lifts first – dl’s, squats, cleans, presses, etc..) And then any extra paintings on the stop. I will include quite a few center training inside the consultation generally among units for greater superior athletes.

Most periods stop with some static stretching (ex: hip flexors, calves, heel cord, hip rotators, shoulders), and then recuperation modalities if possible. Depending on which season the athlete is in, some energy system work would possibly observe.