Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group, LLC Blog

Beware of the Consultant

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Sat, Jul 10, 2010 @ 08:07 AM

Instead of bringing in a consultant to evaluate your workplace, bring an alien in and have it ask you difficult questions.  The alien knows nothing of your job. Has no emotional attachment as to how the way “things have always been done.”  The alien wasn’t taught how to apply a certain rehab technique or strengthening exercise at your alma mater. The alien simply wants to know why.

The Consultant is inherently biased – they’ve done your job, worked your hours, and sat in your desk. And of course, will tell you how to do your job more like the way they did it when they were in your shoes.

I mean, they were the very best at their job at one time – just ask them.


Art Horne is the Coordinator of Care and Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Men’s Basketball Team at Northeastern University, Boston MA.  He can be reached at


Topics: athletic training, discipline