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

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!
Jackson Branum