Skill vs. Athleticism: There is a Difference

Robert A. Panariello MS, PT, ATC, CSCS Founding Partner, Chief Clinical Officer Professional Physical Therapy There appears to be a theme in the field of Sports Rehabilitation regarding use of the term “sports-specific,” when referring to particular exercises that are prescribed to be executed by the athlete in the clinical setting. During these “sports-specific” conversations, it is inferred that by performing certain exercises, they will correlate to the skills of the athlete’s sport of participation. If this were true, why would it be necessary to hold team practice? Why not just “sport-specific” train and then play the game? The rehabilitation professional should be aware of the diff

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