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What the GIANTS are Reading - Shirley Sahrmann

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Fri, Jul 8, 2011 @ 07:07 AM

We asked what the Giants in Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, Basketball and Hockey performance training have read or are currently reading and we brought their list to you.  

Click HERE to view our recommended library with an ongoing list from these speakers who presented at the BSMPG "Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants" 2011 summer seminar.


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Keynote Speakers Pete Viteritti and Shirley Sahrmann


Topics: Basketball Related, basketball conference, basketball training programs, athletic training conference, boston hockey conference, Shirley Sahrmann, Pete Viteritti, athletic training books

Success at "Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants" Seminar

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Mon, Jun 6, 2011 @ 07:06 AM

Thanks to everyone for attending this year's BSMPG summer seminar, Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants.  We welcomed over 170 of the top Performance Coaches, Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists from across the country and the world to Boston for this two day event.  Attendees ventured from countries including England, Ireland, Wales, Holland, and Canada in order to attend what has truly become the nation's leading conference in advanced training and care for the athlete.

Stay tuned for more photos, updated speaker presentations and much more this coming week!



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Clare Frank demonstrates during her Intensive Track Breakout session.



Mike Curtis, Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Virginia and Ray Eady, Strength and Conditioning Coach at University of Wisconsin enjoy lunch during day one.


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Keynote Speakers from day two, Pete Viteritti and Shirley Sahrmann.


Topics: Ray Eady, Art Horne, basketball performance, basketball conference, BSMPG, athletic training conference, Mike Curtis, Shirley Sahrmann

Intensive Learning Track Almost Full!

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Tue, Apr 19, 2011 @ 07:04 AM

Yikes!  Only 3 spots remain for the Intensive Learning Track at this year's BSMPG summer conference, "Standing On the Shoulders Of Giants" featuring Shirley Sahrmann, Clare Frank, and Tom Myers.

Register today before we have to close this opportunity!!  Don't worry, there are plenty more spaces available for the regular tracks including hockey, basketball, and sports medicine...

Are you ready for great education, excellent networking, and a clam-chowder-slurping good time!!??  We are!!!  See you soon! : )


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Learn from industry leaders in a small group setting!


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Topics: Brian McCormick, basketball conference, athletic training conference, boston hockey summit, Brijesh Patel, Charlie Weingroff, Brendon Ziegler, George Mumford, Shirley Sahrmann, Tom Myers, Jonas Sahratian, movement impairments, Clare Frank

BSMPG is proud to announce Clare Frank to present in Boston June 3/4, 2011

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Fri, Nov 19, 2010 @ 08:11 AM

BSMPG is proud to announce that Dr. Clare Frank will join Dr. Shirley Sahrmann and Tom Myers as featured speakers in Boston June 3rd and 4th, 2011.

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Dr Frank was born and raised in Malaysia where she found her passion in sports. She started competing at the age of 10 and went on to win several state and national competitions in badminton.  Shortly after representing Malaysia in the International Women’s Uber Cup Championships, she left for the United States to pursue her education as a physiotherapist. While at Northern Illinois University, she earned All American honors and the distinguished Broderick Award in Badminton.  Her experience in competitive, elite sports and training has set the backdrop for her keen interest in the neuromuscular system and its relationship with musculoskeletal pain syndromes and dysfunction.

Dr. Frank received her physical therapy degree from Northern Illinois University. She completed the Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Residency program in 1993 while working on her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy  & Biokinesiology at University of Southern California. She then went on to receive her post-professional doctorate degree from Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California in 2003.  She is a board certified specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT).
Her clinical career has been greatly influenced by Shirley Sahrmann PT, PhD, and the Prague School of Manual Medicine faculty, namely, the late Vladimir Janda MD, Karel Lewit MD, and Pavel Kolar PT, PhD. Dr. Frank practices at a private clinic in Los Angeles, California. She has been instrumental in setting up the Movement Science Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles and is one of the primary clinical instructors for the program. She is also a certified instructor for Bands, Balls & Balance, Janda's Approach to Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes and Kolar's Approach to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization.  Dr Frank also serves as an adjunct lecturer at Western University of Health Sciences and Azusa Pacific University. She has presented at both state and national conferences and has recently published a book on "Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalancels:  The Janda Approach" .  She currently teaches in the U.S. and internationally.

Topics: Art Horne, basketball resources, basketball conference, boston hockey summit, Charlie Weingroff, Shirley Sahrmann, Tom Myers

BSMPG Announces Ray Eady To Speak At Basketball Specific Conference

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Fri, Oct 29, 2010 @ 08:10 AM

BSMPG is proud to announce that Ray Eady, Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Wisconsin will join Brandon Ziegler and Brian McCormick at the BSMPG Basketball Specific Conference featuring Dr. Shirley Sahrmann as a keynote speaker next June 3rd and 4th, 2011.

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Ray Eady is currently the strength and conditioning coach for the women’s basketball program at the University of Wisconsin. He has been the strength and conditioning coach for the Wisconsin basketball program since 2008.  Previously, he was the head strength and conditioning coach for men’s and women’s basketball at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio (2004 - 2008) and Northeastern University in Boston, MA (2003 - 2004).

Originally from Springfield, Massachusetts, Eady holds a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Akron and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA – CSCS), a Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM – PES), and a Club Coach with the United States Weightlifting Association.  He is also a member of the Black Coaches Association (BCA).

See articles written by Ray Eady:

Female Basketball Athletes Need To Get Strong

Push-up Progression


Topics: Ray Eady, Strength Training, basketball performance, basketball resources, basketball training programs, boston hockey summit, boston hockey conference, basketball videos, Shirley Sahrmann, female strength training, everything basketball

Now or Later

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Thu, Oct 21, 2010 @ 07:10 AM

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I’ve asked a number of friends why they don’t include assessments as part of their screening process.  More often than not the answer is because they are “too busy.”

What takes more time? An initial assessment of your athletes on intake followed by some simple corrective strategies or a 6-month post-surgical ACL rehab?

If you are too busy to change today, how will you have time to fix it later?


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: Art Horne, Strength Training, basketball training programs, athletic training conference, boston hockey summit, boston hockey conference, hockey conference, Shirley Sahrmann, Good to Great, female basketball, evidence based medicine, development

Standing on the shoulders of giants

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 @ 06:08 AM

"If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants"

- Albert Einstein

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The Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group is proud to announce a speaking engagement with Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, June 3/4 2011 in Boston.  Complete details to follow.

Topics: basketball conference, athletic training conference, Strength & Conditioning, Health, Shirley Sahrmann, movement impairments, athletic training books, evidence based medicine, Leadership