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

I walked into Dr. Nelson’s office unsure of what to expect – and left completely amazed. The ankle pain I had been dealing with for nearly a year and a half had completely disappeared. I was in my first ballet class since my appointment with Dr. Nelson when suddenly, something in my mind just clicked. I was able to find those muscles my teachers were always talking about.
Yaman Kelemet