Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"If they give you ruled paper, write the other way"-Juan Ramon Jiminez

The epigraph on the first page of one of my favorite books of all time, Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

How does it pertain to athletic training?
Never be afraid to question what you have learned...even if it is coming out of a prestigious university.  As the health care dollar shrinks, marketing becomes more intense & protocols which have very little merit are presented as the next best thing.  You can be fooled into thinking you are falling behind if you don't jump on the bandwagon.  Remember that's just part of the marketing strategy.  Do your research-and don't just read the abstracts and make up your own mind.

I heard others refer to this blog site as "outside the box" thinking.  Its really not at all.  It's about the high school A.Ts lack of time and needing to get the most bang for your buck.  Getting it right the first time so the athlete isn't returning time and time again for that chronic ankle soreness or concussion.  Or better yet, preventing it in the first place.

2 comments:

continuingedofanatc said...

Joe-

Your way of thinking is simply one that wants to find the best and most effective answer to the question. Just because everyone else does something a certain way doesn't mean it is right. You challenge your readers and those that are willing to pay attention are the better for it. Keep up the great work.
Bill

Joe Przytula said...

Thanks Bill, really appreciate the kind words.