An interesting article came out in Forbes today. It talked about the change in how NFL draftees are preparing for the NFL combine. Each year agents have to pitch to their clients and these days having a facility for their clients' needs are crucial. The reason why this is important to us sports physical therapists is because as we continue to evolve we will become part of this system more and more. I have treated many NFL draft hopefuls who are going through rehab leading up to and after the draft. Many times they have a facility to do their training and understanding how their process works is very important. Knowing how to communicate between the agent, doctor, and strength coaches can become very difficult when all of them are in different places. However, understanding why and how these players are being treated is vital to making their process successful.
Be sure to understand everyone involved in the player's care. It's a team effort.