Nazareth Academy Activates for Success

  In my years working with the Nazareth football team, I have seen for myself the tangible results that Self Activation Technique has had on the whole team. A recent article at Bergsworld.live tells the story. This technique is a true game-changer.      Read the Article...

Here’s how one runner beat his personal records – one belly breath at a time.

I never grow tired of hearing real-life stories about the immediate difference SAT techniques produce. I asked student athlete Dan Santino, from St. Ignatius High School in Chicago, to share his experience with SAT in his own words.   “This fall, I was really excited to run my senior season of cross county. I even set a goal of earning my first All-State honor. The season started off pretty well, but my performance at times seemed to plateau. Maybe it was a combination of muscle soreness in my back and just needing to get to the next level, but I didn’t quite know how to improve. After investigating the SAT process, I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Tom. Looking back, I was skeptical for sure, but was willing to try anything for the sake of improvement. I distinctly remember the muscle-testing results before activation, and then seeing them after. Immediately after activation, I felt loose. There was no tightness, and I felt peaceful after “belly breathing.” The next day we had an invitational race, and I felt the best and was the most focused during that race. I ended up finishing 5th, right behind some of the nation’s best runners, 7 seconds off my personal best. I became a believer as the results were seen immediately for me! As the season progressed with activation and SAT, I gutted out some races and achieved personal records to include Chicago Catholic League Champion, IHSA Regional Champion, and finally I earned my first All-State honor in cross country, placing 24th at the state meet. Activation techniques will be a constant part of my routine from now on.” How is activation a part of your routine? Let us know in the...

VIDEO: How to use a self activation stick to activate your core before a workout

Never used a self activation stick? This simple, inexpensive piece of gear belongs in every athlete’s locker. Using the Be Activated techniques, you can fire up your own core muscles before a workout in just a few minutes – no coach or doctor required. In this video, I show you exactly how to use the self activation stick for the best result.     BUY A SELF ACTIVATION STICK...

How to Introduce Be Activated into High School /Sports Programs

Presented by Dr. Tom Nelson and Dr. Eric Janota   Location: Nazareth Academy 1209 W Ogden Ave, La Grange Park, IL 60526 Time: Saturday, January 23, 2016 8:30 AM to 1 PM Objective: This past 2015 season, Nazareth Academy won it’s 2nd consecutive football state championship with a record low 6 injuries in 14 games. Come to learn how Be Activated was implemented at Nazareth and a few other high schools. See how athletic trainers, strength coaches, and sports programs can come together to create a safe environment to compete. Get hands on coaching on how to activate zone 1 and perform diaphragmatic breathing. Then take it back to your school or sports program to reduce injuries, enhance performance, and see the results possible when the mind and body are connected. Cost: $150 Contact: Joanne Janota joanne@activateanddominate.com Register online by Friday January 15, 2016 Space is limited.   Registration Form Name*Email* SchoolPositionAddress* Street Address Address Line 2 City State / Province / Region ZIP / Postal Code Phone*Captcha EmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left...

Be-Activated Integration Workshop Series – Level 1

Presented by Douglas Heel   Get trained by the Master! Douglas Heel is coming to Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL to teach his Be-Activated technique in this 2-day workshop.  The fundamental principles of breathing and movement drive each of us. Defensive patterns develop which then create muscle limitations that can restrict activity, strength and range of motion. Be-Activated technique incorporates a series of simple muscle resistance and flexibility tests that provide a base measure. The manual techniques are applied and functional tests are repeated. The results are measurable and immediate, but what is most important is the feeling the body has returning to its ideal state of movement. Learn and feel how these changes in your body and mind can improve athletic performance, bring you to a calm, focused and parasympathetic state, while preventing and reducing injury. Come join Douglas on May 6-7 and he will take you on an unforgettable journey.   When:  Saturday May 6th 2017        8:30am – 4:30pm CST and Sunday May 7th, 2017           8:30am – 4:30pm CST Where: Edward Hospital 801 S Washington St Naperville, IL 60540 Cost: Before Friday April 7th, 2017                       $649 After Friday April 7th, 2017                          $699 Contact: Joanne Janota joannejanota@gmail.com   Doors open at 8:00am both days. Register online; space is limited. Click HERE to register now. Good news! Douglas Heel will also be offering a Level Two workshop on May 8-9. GET THE INFO FOR BE-ACTIVATED WORKSHOP LEVEL...
In November of 2014 I was diagnosed with mononucleosis and the parvo virus. The severe pain caused me to miss the whole 3rd quarter of school and my whole wrestling season. My days consisted of therapy, specialists and hospital testing. I was referred to a pain doctor, as at this point I had zero quality of life. He referred me to Dr. Thomas Nelson for a new type of manipulative therapy. At my first visit with Dr. Nelson, he explained what he does and he started treatment. When he was done I jumped off the table and I was able to run without pain for the first time in 3 months. The work Dr. Thomas Nelson is doing is amazing and a breakthrough that should be known to all. I’ll be forever grateful to him. I have my life back!
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