” date=”1315350462″]What is the best piece/part of z-health to study/attend for track&field; coaches. I am not willing to go the Master Trainer route but I would like to take maybe one of the courses.
I totally understand. I’ve spent a ton of money there for sure!
Honestly, the R Phase, while it is 2 long weekends (some times there is a 1 week version) is enough for you to figure out most of the rest.
I Phase is an extension of R Phase, but in different planes of motion. They do add some visual (oculomotor) and vestibular work too. I’ve found oculomotor (eye movements, done with eyes open and closed) to be helpful in difficult cases about 10-15% of the time. I have only used vestibular work only on 1-2 people ever. A few cases need a combination of both. This is the exception vs the rule.
Most people I worked with were looking for performance based changes, but pain during movement was their main issues. I also tend to see the hardest cases. The better you get, the more difficult cases you get and the logical conclusion is that you are left with a bunch of people you can’t fix; thus the main reason I don’t do as many cases now (nor advertise it much).
S Phase would be nothing new for most coaches here–basic running, change of direction and sprint mechanics. Nothing too crazy advanced, but good if you don’t have a background in any of it. If you pick up a Lee Taft DVD or any of the other great DVDs here you will be well on your way.
T Phase is more tissue/hands on based. I consider this to be off limits for 99% of most trainers, nor is it really needed in my experience. I view engaging the tissue of someone as a last resort (excluding LMTs doing relaxation work) and rarely needed. Even the “scar work” I do now is just exercise—find an exercise that moves the tissue where I think it should go, test that exercise, and go from there. I’ve used tissue taping once this year as a favor to a friend and it is rarely needed.
I hope that helps a bit. If you go to the R Phase, be sure to tell them I sent ya. Yeah, I make a couple bucks off referrals (full disclosure).
If you are interested in a faster route, the Movement does offer The Biomechanics of Physique Enhancement as a 2 day course only, which I feel is superior (again, I am very biased). If you need more info, let me know as it is an invite only, and people will be required to show results with actual clients to pass. You can’t show up, suck oxygen and add letters to your name–that is a bunch of BS in my opinion.
Any other questions, let me know