Charlie Weingroff SFMA & DNS – Charlie Weingroff Nike SPARQ – Charlie Weingroff Physical Therapy
In a casual conversation that moves quickly between the Nike SPARQ program over to DNS, through the FMS and into the SFMA, Craig Liebenson leads Charlie Weingroff in a recap of his current thinking on a wide range of topics.
“First of all, if you’re only going to do what the literature says, that means you’re only going to do what someone else did two years ago. We have to be cautious of that. We do need the literature, but we should also understand evidence-based means ‘What’s in the signs?’ This isn’t always what’s in the literature. Signs might be evidence-led or where the trends are, because we’re in a multi-variant environment versus literature, which are usually very small variables since that’s how good literature is published.
“However, we also forget about the third point of evidence-base, which is common sense. I not only mean face validity of ‘That’s how we’ve done it for 20 years and I feel pretty good about it.’ That’s one way, but common sense is based on our logistics and what drives us.” ~Charlie Weingroff
• Charlie on Nike SPARQ (2:45)
• SPARQ Methodology (7:25)
• SPARQ, FMS, & SFMA (12:00)
• Charlie’s Motivation (24:05)
• DNS (26:35)
• Optokinetics (32:05)
• Cueing (35:00)
• Attack Success (45:45)
• Resetting the Body (49:00)
• Mobility vs. Stability (52:25)
Charlie Weingroff is a physical therapist, certified athletic trainer, and strength & conditioning coach who blends aspects of neurological training with traditional methods of training for strength, speed and endurance. He most recently was the Director of Physical Performance and Resiliency and Lead Physical Therapist for the United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command, and was previously the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Philadelphia 76ers. Charlie’s 12-hour workshop DVD entitled, Training=Rehab, Rehab=Training can be found on his regularly updated website at charlieweingroff.com.
Craig Liebenson is a chiropractic physician and the Director of L.A. Sports & Spine, a pain management, rehabilitation & performance enhancement center. He is the editor of the book and DVD set entitled Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Practitioner’s Manual, and recently released the DVD series, Yoga & Ergonomics; Core Stability Training; & Functional-Performance Training. He is currently a consultant for the M.L.B. Arizona Diamondbacks, Athletes Performance International and the Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group. He regularly updates his blog at craigliebenson.com.
Jennifer Pilotti –
I thoroughly enjoyed this. I thought some excellent points were discussed both in the utilization of various methodologies (in this case, FMS and DNS), and the limitations of pigeon-holing yourself into just one school of thinking when it comes to movement. Staying open-minded with movement is critical and I think it is important to understand some things work really well for certain people while others might need a different tool. Thank you for another fascinating discussion.