How Nazareth football cut injuries in half

The Be Activated technique is simple to incorporate in a team sports environment – and just as simple to evaluate for results.

 

Dr. Nelson implemented his self activation program over four years with the football team (120+ players and 23 coaches) at Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park, Illinois. He deliberately kept it simple, focusing on Zone 1 activation to improve neuromuscular sequencing.

The goal was to see if activation could reduce injuries. For the purpose of this data, “injury” was defined as any adverse physical condition preventing a team member from participation in a practice or a game.

How activation works

Going in for an activation with Dr. Nelson the day before the ACT was one of the best decisions I could have made. The increase in my breathing and visual awareness helped me to stay focused and relaxed during the four hour long testing period. I went up 4 points from my previous scores. I can’t thank Dr. Nelson enough for his help in building my future.
Maryclaire McKenna