Health is a primary factor for professional athletes, expected to perform their best and see immediate results. One of the many behind-the-scenes forces supporting the ASP World Tour athletes along the road to success is the IntelliSkin Interdisciplinary Sports Medicine Team. After treating several athletes at the 2012 Nike US Open of Surfing just weeks before, the ASP’s medical team traveled to the Hurley Pro at Trestles to provide the world’s best surfers the top medical attention – a full crew consisting of chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, strength and conditioning coaches. In order for these athletes to compete at the intense level of the ASP World Championship Tour, riders are looking for every physical advantage possible to squeeze into that number one spot in the rankings. Doctor Tim Brown is here to help.
Hurley VP of Sports Marketing, Pat O’Connell, mentions the importance of having the IntelliSkin Interdisciplinary Sports Medicine Team onsite of the Hurley Pro event:
“At this point in the Tour, many riders are experiencing the aches, pains and injuries that come along with top-level competition, so it’s a critical time to make sure everyone is as healthy as possible,” O’Connell said. “Every year, we strive to make the sport of surfing better, and that includes elevating the experience the athletes have, which in turn translates to fans around the world.”
With 25 years of experience working with surfers and volleyball players, Dr. Brown is used to assisting the top athletes with regular treatment, such as World Tour competitors Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and Jordy Smith. Expected to perform at the highest level of competitive surfing, peak fitness and health are priorities.
“As sports doctors, we’re always looking for the source of the problem, not just a temporary relief for pain or discomfort,” adds Brown. “With the team we have in place and our diverse areas of expertise, athletes will be given the best medical care on the tour today.”
Dr. Brown’s many years of experience treating athletes inspired him to launch a successful line of apparel worn by many of today’s top athletes. IntelliSkin helps cue the body to create better posture and alignment, thereby improving performance, reducing the risk of injury and aiding with recovery from training and travel. After being taped up every day for years, Dr. Brown’s patients were tired of the high-tech functional Kinesio sports taping method that he developed and requested a garment that could be slipped on and off with ease. Soon after, IntelliSkin was born.
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