First, a disclaimer: I’ve known Sue Falsone for almost 20 years and she is a great friend and colleague, and one of the smartest and hardest working people I know. She is passionate about education, but probably more passionate about the athletes she takes care of. They always come first. She has dedicated her career to improving her own skills so she can help athletes return to their sport as quickly and safely as possible. Her ability to blend different approaches and philosophies gives her a vast toolkit to apply in a variety of situations. Now she shares her experience and guiding philosophy with anyone interested in rehabilitating ...Read More
To date there have been numerous books written about rehabilitation for the medical professional. Likewise there have been training books written for the strength and conditioning coach. But these professionals don't work in independent silos; they work together as a team, and understanding the roles of each is imperative to best meet the needs of the athlete. "Bridging the Gap" fills this crucial role, and who better to impart knowledge and experience than Sue Falsone, who has worked in this role her entire career at the highest level of sport. I have known Sue Falsone for many years and can attest to her integrated collaborative approach. "Bridging the Gap" is a must read for anyone working with athletes in the continuum of rehabilitation to performance.
My rehab process with Sue was like getting a personal MBA! Outlining the process of bridging the gap from rehab to performance educated and motivated me on a daily basis and allowed me to return to the field healthier and stronger than before my injury. I didn’t just rehab my shoulder injury...I felt like I was rehabbing my whole body and mind...and I came out moving better and more efficiently...knowing the concept and process before beginning the rehab process created immediate buy-in and allowed me to be relentless in focusing on the daily process toward returning to the field better than before...Sue is simply phenomenal!
Not only are there few people who can make this complex and nuanced topic easy to understand, there are even fewer who have successfully 'bridged the gap' in the sport setting. Sue has taken her years of experience, knowledge, and success, and distilled it into a comprehensive schematic for rehabilitation and reconditioning. Whether you are an S&C coach, ATC, PT, LMT, DC, DO, MD, RD, or skills coach, this book should be on your shelf.
Over the course of her career, Sue has been one of the very few individuals that has had a chance to work in all different domains of sports medicine, including injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance training. This unique experience has given her an amazing perspective on how all three of those areas can, and should, work together. Her new book, “Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance,” overviews her approach to this spectrum and shares an amazing perspective laced with clinical pearls that only someone with her experience could offer.
I have had the pleasure of working with Sue in both the professional and private sector and was able to live “Bridging the Gap” before it was put on paper. Her principles continue to guide my strength and conditioning practice as well as the communication with ATC’s, PT’s and skill coaches. This book is a great source for building or growing your own practice, as well as strengthening your performance team’s bond.
STRUCTURE & FUNCTION
Structure and Function is an education company owned and operated by Sue Falsone, PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, RYT®. As a company we are dedicated to bridging the gap from rehab to performance. We will have several curricula moving forward with both in person and online educational opportunities. We are looking forward to meeting the continual needs of all professionals working within the sports rehabilitation and sports performance continuum.
"Strength: A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence."