Sports Medicine - Introduction to TRX ® Suspension Training ® For Rehab Professionals ׀ by Dino Laurenzi, L-ATC, MA, MBA, TRX Trainer & Kevin Conto, MPT, ATC, COMT, TRX Trainer
Dino Laurenzi, L-ATC, MA, MBA, TRX Trainer, graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. He has worked with clients ranging from professional to fitness athletes. Dino has developed various sports medicine and athletic performance training programs to assist his clients to achieve better performance and improved fitness. Dino is currently the Director of Rehabilitation at United Hospital System.
Kevin Conto, MPT, ATC, COMT, TRX Trainer, received his athletic training degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and obtained his Master of Physical Therapy degree from Concordia University. He has his certification in manual therapy from Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and is currently a physical therapist at United Hospital System. Kevin works with a variety of patient populations and also specializes in industrial rehabilitation and orthotic fabrication.
Overview of TRX Suspension Training
the rehabilitation and performance training settings there are a
variety of tools available to assist with achieving desired
objectives for a patient or client. One such functional tool, the
TRX Suspension Trainer™, has become quite popular not only in the
training setting but now in the rehab setting as well. The TRX
Suspension Trainer leverages gravity and the user’s bodyweight to
enable hundreds of exercises. It is designed to utilize suspension
training bodyweight exercise to develop strength, balance,
flexibility and core stability simultaneously.
The TRX can be used safely indoors or outdoors on a non-slip surface
approximately 8’ x 6’ wide. Anchor points may include weight racks
and machines, chin-up and overhead bars, doors, railings and tree
branches; anything that can support bodyweight.
Although there may be a variety of tools available to the physical therapist, athletic trainer or personal trainer, the TRX Suspension System is the most versatile tool available which utilizes Suspension Training to assist with achieving strength, balance, flexibility, mobility and injury prevention needs. It is durable as well and can be used safely for clients of all ages with proper training. Workshops are available for the TRX Suspension Trainer and advised prior to implementing in the rehab or performance setting. Additional information can be found at Fitnessanywhere.com or by contacting Dino at email@example.com or Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are handouts of instructional exercises involving the TRX for core training, upper body training, lower body training and flexibility/mobility training which can be printed and utilized for exercise instruction.
TRX Strength Exercises - Core Handout
Last revised: June 18, 2010