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1. Adjunct Services
(SSI Services)
...e fitting? Shouldn't I go to a bike shop to have this done? I approach the problem of bike fitting from a sports science-based perspective - as opposed to anecdotal evidence. I have 22 years of bike f...

2. Athlete
(Allan Besselink, PT, Dip.MDT - Director)
...finisher. Along the way, he's played soccer, tennis and has been on a bicycle since he was a wee tot. His sports experiences have definitely given him an understanding of the athlete’s perspecti...

3. Coach
(Allan Besselink, PT, Dip.MDT - Director)
..., pro triathletes or those new to exercise, Allan’s strong coaching skills and understanding of the sports sciences shine through. He has been actively involved in furthering his coaching expe...

4. Educator
(Allan Besselink, PT, Dip.MDT - Director)
...rcos. Allan is also involved in the continuing education of his peers, having developed the program "Sports Science Solutions for Rehabilitation and Training”, a continuing education progra...

5. Mission Statement
(What is SSI?)
The mission of Smart Sport International (SSI) is to provide a seamless integration of sports science solutions for training, rehab, and life. Life Is A Sport. Play Smart. SSI is a division of the S

6. Physical Therapy / Physiotherapy
(What is SSI?)
... recovery. This could be a muscular or joint injury, a post-surgical orthopaedic condition, or even a non-sports related injury that prevents you from participating in your sport or recreational activ...

7. Smart Life Institute
(SSI Services)
...eveloped a number of educational programs which are primarily classroom-oriented and are based on current sports medicine and sports sciences. These are geared to many different populations - both cur...

8. Smart Life Institute Educational Programs
(What is SSI?)
... educational program. Courses and seminars are offered on a wide variety of topics emphasizing up-to-date sports sciences, sports medicine, and self-care competencies. These sessions are designed for ...

9. Smart Life Manifesto
(What is SSI?)
The Smart Life Institute is a health initiative that provides sports science solutions for training, rehab, and life. The mission of the Smart Life Institute has five key elements: 1. Build a g

10. Smart Sport System
(What is SSI?)
...imary cause of overuse injuries in sport. Up to 60% of runners will face an injury every year. Many other sports, especially endurance sports, are reflective of this trend. The most common training er...

... of the debate, the personalities involved, and the motives underlying the debate. We need to utilize the sports sciences research, and we need to examine our own belief systems. More on that later. ...
Sunday, 23 May 2010

12. MDT: A Powerful Tool With Athletes
(Blog/Clinical Insights)
...of my career working with athletes, be they recreational or elite. They have run the gamut from endurance sports to power sports, and all points in between. Over 12 years ago, I completed the highest ...
Sunday, 25 April 2010 time for the latest episode of "Consumer's Guide To Health". There has been a great deal of sports science research devoted to training strategies for endurance athletes and for power at...
Sunday, 11 April 2010

...keletal conditions that has gained considerable support in the scientific research. But as it stands, the sports world is relatively devoid of McKenzie practitioners. With it's focus on self care stra...
Monday, 15 February 2010

...ents Center (900 Barton Springs Road). Allan Besselink, PT, Dip.MDT, Austin physical therapist, endurance sports coach, and author of "RunSmart: A Comprehensive Approach To Injury-Free Running", will ...
Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Allan Besselink, Austin physical therapist and endurance sports coach, will be in-store at RunTex Riverside (422 W. Riverside, Austin) on December 12 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM. Besselink will be discussing
Saturday, 05 December 2009

17. Is Running Becoming A Health Risk?
(Blog/Thoughts From The Edge)
I am starting to think that our currently held beliefs on running and, specifically, running a marathon, are creating a new type of health risk. The November 23 issue of the Austin American-Statesma
Sunday, 29 November 2009

...mance – and thus the primary aspect to address in training. But as we’ve built a body of knowledge in the sports sciences, this has been found to not be the case. The central nervous system and neurom...
Wednesday, 18 November 2009

19. The Rules Of Triathlon
(Blog/Coaching Insights), your own efforts, and without the assistance of a rules infraction was the gold standard in endurance sports – and triathlon in particular. ...
Thursday, 29 October 2009

...'s special guest will be Austin personal trainer and massage therapist Robin Warnken, owner of Austin Sports Massage And Fitness ( The BlogTalkRadio call-in number ...
Wednesday, 09 September 2009

21. The Heat Of The Moment
(Blog/Coaching Insights) in the heat. I've posted a podcast here that includes some helpful information. Many thanks to Austin sports nutritionist Meredith Terranova for her contribution to the podcast. Be careful ...
Sunday, 19 July 2009

...he summetime heat.   The special guest for this epsiode is Meredith Terranova, an Austin sports nutritionist and ultrarunner. Meredith will provide some insights into the issues of hy...
Monday, 29 June 2009

23. Allan worked with me on the track ...
(In Their Words/General Testimonials)
...Rogue training site,  I had suffered 5 stress fractures and had been advised by one of the leading Sports Medicine Doctors in the area to quit running.   Allan worked with...
Thursday, 30 April 2009

...But 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 hel...
Tuesday, 17 February 2009

...national office in Austin, Texas. Throughout this time, the focus has been on physical therapy, endurance sports coaching, and education.   On the physical therapy side, we have conti...
Monday, 12 January 2009

26. A Conspiracy Of Silence - Part I: Training
(Blog/Professional Issues) 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 f...
Sunday, 30 November 2008

27. Stretching The Truth
(Blog/Clinical Insights)
...  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

28. Best Of 2009
(News/Other News)
...quot;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" (RunSmart). The results will be announce...
Tuesday, 21 October 2008

29. Usain, Michael, And Lance
(Blog/Thoughts From The Edge)
...strong. 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 gli...
Thursday, 11 September 2008

30. The "Aha" Moment
(Blog/Thoughts From The Edge), 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 l...
Thursday, 17 July 2008

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