Sue Falsone Yoga – Yoga for Strength Programs – Yoga Drills for Personal Trainers
Sue Falsone, the popular presenter of the Thoracic Spine lecture, spent the past year diving deep into the practice of yoga to discover its value in strength and conditioning and physical therapy. Her reflections will help you discover whether it’s a useful practice for you and your clients.
“Often I’ll prescribe yoga to an athlete who needs a lot of fundamental strength and stability and balance work. Yoga is great for establishing this foundation of movement. Yoga isn’t great for power. Yoga isn’t great for when I want to work on acceleration mechanics with an athlete. Yoga isn’t great for when I’m trying to improve multi-directional movement of an athlete.
“But yoga is great when I want to work on re-establishing normal movement of a motion segment. Yoga is great for when I want to re-establish psycho-motor control of the body. Yoga is great when I want to re-establish somatosensory control of the body. And yoga is great for fundamental performance. ~Sue Falsone
Sue Falsone is the President and Founder of Structure & Function Education and Falsone Consulting, along with being an Associate professor at A.T. Still University in the Athletic Training program.
After graduate school, Sue spent 13 years at Athletes’ Performance where she began her focus on Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance, working closely with the performance and nutritional teams to create an integrative experience for all athletes.
For over two decades, Sue has immersed herself in the culture, education, and advancement of the athletic training, physical therapy, and strength and conditioning professions.
“Over the course of her career, Sue has been one of the very few individuals who has had a chance to work in all different domains of sports medicine, including injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance training. This unique experience has given her an amazing perspective on how all three of those areas can, and should, work together. Her new book, “Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance,” overviews her approach to this spectrum and shares an amazing perspective laced with clinical pearls that only someone with her experience could offer.”
~ Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, Champion PT and Performance, Boston, MA
“My rehab process with Sue was like getting a personal MBA! Outlining the process of bridging the gap from rehab to performance educated and motivated me on a daily basis and allowed me to return to the field healthier and stronger than before my injury. I didn’t just rehab my shoulder injury…I felt like I was rehabbing my whole body and mind. I came out moving better and more efficiently, knowing the concept and process before beginning the rehab process created immediate buy-in and allowed me to be relentless in focusing on the daily process toward returning to the field better than before. Sue is simply phenomenal!”
~ Matt Kata, Manager of Youth Baseball Development, Cleveland Indians, Former MLB player