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...exas Physical Therapy Association , and Jerry Durham, MPT, physical therapist and owner of San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy .   The BlogTalkRadio call-in number is 646-...
Monday, 13 April 2009

...ce or provide further information regarding this issue, please contact me at 512-914-0871 (email, or the Texas Physical Therapy Association at 512-477-1818 (email ...
Thursday, 12 March 2009

...ut as a consumer, what do I need to be aware of in order to do so optimally and effectively? What do the sports sciences suggest are the best options? And what competent self care can I pursue to help...
Tuesday, 17 February 2009

I will be taking the message of the Smart Life Institute (and Smart Sport International) to the airwaves! The inaugural BlogTalkRadio show, entitled "Consumer's Guide To Competent Self Care&quo
Tuesday, 03 February 2009

...h a celebration!   Today marks the 5 year anniversary of the opening of the first Smart Sport International office in Austin, Texas. Throughout this time, the focus has been on physic...
Monday, 12 January 2009

36. A Conspiracy Of Silence - Part I: Training
(Blog/Professional Issues)
...t most of them continue to promote concepts of training that do not even consider the last 20 years of sports science and physiology literature. If we were to then look at any 10 groups training fo...
Sunday, 30 November 2008

37. Stretching The Truth
(Blog/Clinical Insights)
...nbsp; Stretching has become a panacea. So let's attempt to put a few things to rest with some good sports sciences evidence - though I suspect much of it may come as a surprise to many. &...
Monday, 27 October 2008

38. Best Of 2009
(News/Other News)
...etitor magazine is holding their annual "Best Of" reader's survey. Show your support for Smart Sport and Allan by voting today! Vote in "Sports Injury Clinic or Doctor" and/or "Running Club"...
Tuesday, 21 October 2008

39. The Reality Of Aero
(Blog/Coaching Insights)
...rflow (or lack thereof) on heating and cooling. If there is one thing that is critical in an endurance sport, it is maintaining homeostasis and core temperature. If the operating temperature of the...
Sunday, 12 October 2008

40. Usain, Michael, And Lance
(Blog/Thoughts From The Edge)
...trong. What do they have in common? That should be an easy answer. It's certainly not their chosen sports - track and field, swimming, and cycling. These three fine athletes have shown us a glim...
Thursday, 11 September 2008

41. The "Aha" Moment
(Blog/Thoughts From The Edge)
...s, let's remember that we've seen any number of athletes in any number of pro and collegiate and amateur sports test positive for a plethora of supposed "performance-enhancing" drugs. And le...
Thursday, 17 July 2008

42. Recovery: The Forgotten Training Tool
(Blog/Coaching Insights)
...;Twenty workouts to your best Ironman."   And so on and so on - and it doesn't change from sport to sport.   While the search goes on for that one special workout that is going ...
Thursday, 26 June 2008

43. RunSmart Book Release - Austin
(Blog/Thoughts From The Edge)
...time with introductions and some words from the author, Allan Besselink, PT, Dip.MDT - Director of Smart Sport International and the Smart Life Institute.   For those who weren't able to make...
Friday, 16 May 2008

44. Allan empowers his patients ...
(In Their Words/PT Testimonials) take charge of their injury and not be dependent upon him. I feel like Allan understood my love of my sport and my desire to get back into training. Allan is very patient and takes the time to expl...
Tuesday, 18 March 2008

45. The Forgotten Role
(Blog/Education) biomechanics - and foster it. She inspired me to forge ahead, to learn more about the biomechanics of sport, to explore my passionate interest in the topic. Then, after I had graduated with my PT d...
Tuesday, 18 March 2008

46. Eight Ways To Ruin A Marathon
(Blog/Coaching Insights)
...rhaps. Many people have an adverse response to fructose - especially during longer duration events. Many sport drinks have - you guessed it - fructose. Know how your body functions in training - and i...
Wednesday, 06 February 2008

47. The 10,000 Milestone
(News/Other News)
Over the past couple of days, Smart Sport International and the Smart Life Institute have reached a significant milestone - 10,000 website visitors! This has all taken place since data collection star
Wednesday, 26 December 2007

...unning". You will be able to purchase it directly from this website or by simply contacting Smart Sport International. Cost is yet to be determined. Keep checking in for updates as we get close...
Tuesday, 13 November 2007

49. Reflections On Kona 2007
(Blog/Thoughts From The Edge)
... - "Kona giveth, and Kona taketh away" ... as it can be one of the most fickle locales for any sporting event. Madame Pele - the Island's goddess of fire - certainly has her ways! Now o...
Wednesday, 17 October 2007

50. Running Injuries - Part 3
(Blog/Clinical Insights)
...hat apply to the majority of the population, and not the minority. The rules of human physiology and the sports sciences, those that are well-documented in the scientific literature, will guide us saf...
Monday, 01 October 2007

51. Running Injuries - Part 2
(Blog/Clinical Insights)
... finding out what is expected in their training program, assessing it critically, and implementing sound sports-science based approaches to their progression. If you've not succeeded in returning the ...
Thursday, 30 August 2007

52. Running Injuries - Part 1
(Blog/Clinical Insights)
...erything" far too often (and as I always respond - "buyer beware"). Given all of the good sports science literature that is available regarding training and injury rehabilitation, I am ...
Sunday, 19 August 2007

... would like to announce the grand opening of the Smart Life Institute, a health initiative that provides sports science solutions for training, rehab, and life. August 13 will be a landmark day in the...
Monday, 13 August 2007

54. The Culture Of 755
(Blog/Coaching Insights)
...8 Summer Olympics - the topic of "performance enhancement" swirls about our culture. When sport performance equates to dollars and cents, then there are always the questions of "ho...
Friday, 10 August 2007

55. Competent Self Care
(Blog/Self Care)
...nderstanding of self-image and it's impact on your world, and gaining a knowledge and application of the sports sciences. Add to this the power of mechanical diagnosis and therapy - the mechanical, sy...
Wednesday, 18 July 2007

I am pleased to announce that Smart Sport International is now located at South Congress Athletic Club. The physical address is 1109-B South Congress Avenue - in the heart of the 78704 ZIP code in dow
Wednesday, 18 July 2007

57. "Base" Happens
(Blog/Coaching Insights)
...y limiter to performance.It's now time to reconsider the premise - and the constructs - because the more sports science you read and digest, the less emphasis that is put on the cardiovascular system,...
Thursday, 07 June 2007

58. The Core Of The Matter
(Blog/Clinical Insights)
... solid base of support? Yes. Is it the panacea for all things orthopaedic? No. If I want to learn a sport activity, or any activity for that matter, I need to be able to recruit the muscles neces...
Wednesday, 02 May 2007

59. Health Mentors
(Blog/Thoughts From The Edge)
..."a wise and trusted guide and advisor". Perhaps this sounds like a crazy idea - but if we have sports coaches and life coaches, what about health coaches? Or better yet, let's put the right ...
Tuesday, 17 April 2007

60. Limiters Of Performance
(Blog/Coaching Insights)
The debate over limitations in human performance has been waged for decades. In the endurance sports world, the commonly-held perception is that the cardiovascular system is the primary limiting fact
Monday, 19 March 2007


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