Evoker Goes Deep Inside The NFL – The Houston Texans: The ‘How’
Some of you may already be aware that earlier this year we attended a two day meet in Houston with the Sports Medicine team of the American Football Franchise, the Houston Texans.
We wanted to break down for you, all aspects of this amazing opportunity, & elaborate on three key sectors;
- ‘The How’,
- ‘The Why’, &
- ‘The What’ – what this experience means to Evoker, and most importantly – what it means for YOU!
Firstly, THE HOW.
Earlier in 2017, a prominent Houston Texans player chose to attend Evoker for physiotherapy services whilst holidaying in Sydney. This player, who is one of Houston’s top three-star players, carried himself in an extremely professional, polite, warm and friendly manner. Our team at Evoker all commented (voluntarily) on these traits, and each were super impressed by the way this gentleman behaved. So much so, that we felt the need to reach out to the Texans’ Medical team, to not only provide a Physiotherapy hand-over, but to further reference and highlight how well-mannered this player was, and that this was very likely a tribute to the culture that the organisation was building.
Our society, and most media outlets, unfortunately pursue the ‘behavioural’ negatives far more frequently than they do any positives, especially if a professional athlete makes a poor decision. Yet when they (the athlete) do something particularly well, little is heard of this. This is why we felt it necessary to let the Texans know that their player was in Sydney doing very good things for their Franchise.
From this point, an email relationship developed with the head of Sports Medicine at the Houston Texans. We kindly put forward a motion of travelling to Houston and spending time with their team to see how an NFL sports medical machine operates. This was well received. Evoker was invited to Houston, but finding a date became difficult, and this was the next task.
Meetings were originally set in March 2018, and then rescheduled to May 2018, and then December 2017. However, all were cancelled due to late changes to their schedules in Houston. February 2018 became an option, but with the opening of Evoker’s second premium clinic in Martin Place, this became challenging. This was Evoker’s best chance and we pursued this opportunity. We do apologise, and thank all of our clientele involved for their understanding regarding the late changes of their appointments during the period of our travel.
Hopefully this gives you an insight into ‘how’ this experience developed. We will send you more details on why we chose to peruse, and travel, to meet their medical team and we will further elaborate on what was gained from it.
Due to player privacy and confidentiality agreements, we weren’t allowed to video or record anything whilst the players were present in the rehab space or the gym (enormous). However, there are some videos on our Instagram and facebook pages which will give you a visual insight into some of this experience.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR…
ADAM MONTEITH | FOUNDER & APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
MHlth Sc (Manip Phty) BPhty BExSc
After completing a rather unique double degree – a Bachelor of Physiotherapy & Exercise Science in 2003, & a Masters of Manipulative Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 2010 (a voluntary, yet brutal, undertaking for a physiotherapist who wants to be better), Adam established Evoker in 2011. A physiotherapy practice with a difference. & that difference, or ‘niche’, was absolute excellence. 100% of the time. Attention to customer service detail, & excellence in physiotherapy.
Adam’s career in physiotherapy began in the ‘elite’ sporting arena at the Brisbane Broncos Rugby League Club. The lessons learned in this ‘sink or swim’, high pressure environment of the 03/04/05 seasons, created a platform for Adam to really excel in this profession. Adam has accepted invitations to look after the physical health of other Physiotherapists, Doctors, Specialists, Surgeons & none other than the Prime Minister of this country.
Adam Monteith is a highly skilled musculoskeletal physiotherapist. You can be assured that when you see Adam, your complaint will be thoroughly assessed, and he will use the most appropriate and up to date techniques to treat your problem. Adam’s treatment will always be governed by research. He is constantly analysing the results of the most recent clinical trials so that you can receive the most up to date treatment, helping you to get better sooner. Adam only ever uses evidenced based and clinically proven treatment techniques. Adam Monteith is also a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Adam is very time aware and prides himself on seeing his patients on time. With a greater than 10 year history of treating and servicing the busy professional in Sydney city, he respects your time and does his best not to keep you waiting.
25 years combined study & clinical experience in physiotherapy/physical therapy
Worked in the heart of Sydney city for more than 15 years
Worked with both the elite athlete & ‘weekend warrior’
Had great success in treating:
– Acute sporting injuries
– Overuse running, cycling & swimming injuries
– Post operative shoulders, hips, knees and ankles
– Complex neck & back cases.
– Adam is often called on for 2nd and 3rd opinions in these complex scenarios.
Expect: A good listener, time spent in assessment phase, plenty of ‘hands on’ physio and exercise.