We are pleased to share a recent 2.5 minute video we made focused on off-season training for hockey players.
Our own Josh Halas, DPT, along with local star hockey player and goaltender, Ben Vutci, provide an overview of 5 key exercises hockey players can use to improve their skill and fitness during the off-season.
Josh, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, (who notably has a personal background playing hockey) creates an off-season training plan for athletes specific to their sport and potential deficiencies.
When asked why off-season training is important, Josh shares, “It is smart for any athlete to seek or perform some sort of training during the off-season. Following a specific program helps athletes improve form, coordination, strength, speed, agility, target weaknesses and, most importantly, decrease the possibility of injury.”
So why is it beneficial to utilize a physical therapist? “The core reason is that we, as physical therapists, understand whole body movements. We are proficient in prescribing exercises, and we have the tools and tests to assess progress,” explains Josh.
They say that a picture speaks a thousand words and when you watch this video you will see how helpful this type of training can be and sense how effective training with a physical therapist is. And, while this video focuses on hockey players, we are proficient in providing training to a wide variety of athletes (individually and in groups).