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Body Mechanics Sports Massage Therapy interview with Artie Ulmer

Artie Ulmer Interview Retired NFL Player Download PDF file HERE This interview recorded November 8th, 2009 at 7:48 pm by John Alderman for Body Mechanics Artie Ulmer Interview John: Hello Artie Ulmer – I contacted you because Don Myers said that you had been a client of Body Mechanics for a number...

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Body Mechanics Sports Massage Therapy interview Samuel Awosolu

Posted by admin | Posted in Testinonals category | Posted on 02-02-2010

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Samuel Awosolu
Physical Therapist

Samuel Awosolu is a physical therapist in the Atlanta, GA area. He completed his PT education at the State University Of Buffalo New York. Since then he was worked in some of the top rehab hospitals in the country including NYU Medical Center at Rusk Institute For Rehabilitation Medicine and Emory Hospital University At Midtown in Atlanta GA. He has been practicing as a physical therapist for over 13 years.

Body Mechanics Sports Massage Therapy Interview with Retired NFL Player Lester Archambeau

Posted by admin | Posted in Testinonals category | Posted on 09-12-2009

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Brian Glotzbach suggested I contact Lester Archambeau as someone with many years
experience with Body Mechanics Sports Massage Therapy. This interview was transcribed from
the recording I made of our conversation.
Body Mechanics and my NFL career:
Brian and his staff at Body Mechanics helped me survive the 2nd half of my NFL career. While
they helped me recover from the usual stuff (low back pain, shoulder pain, tendonitis). The
biggest issue I had was a nagging groin injury that last half of my NFL season. Every week
following the injury I would wonder how I was going to feel good enough to play. Yet, after time
on Brian’s table, I was good to go on Sunday again. Turns out, I had symptoms leading up to
‘malnap’ (an athletic neuralgia – a sports hernia). The doctors were misdiagnosing my problem
and were unable to give me any kind of relief, so I could do what I did professionally. But, Body
Mechanics were great and they helped me play through my season with that problem.
For me, the things Body Mechanics massage helped me through were fantastic.
But the other piece for me (and I think it is even more important for the market you are
looking at) is just general injury prevention.
In 1996 I learned about taking care of my body from Brian Glotzbach of Body Mechanics.
Brian and Body Mechanics was the first massage therapist group that I found I could trust to
help in my athletic performance.
Body Mechanics did a ton of work on me while I was playing. They helped me feel good going
into my Sunday competition, and also helped me recover on Monday after those competitions.
The Body Mechanics’ approach was amazing in enabling me to perform, while avoiding serious
injuries. In fact, after 1996 I never had a strained or pulled muscle. The only serious injury I had
only one high ankle sprain with which they helped me.
Body Mechanics allowed me to be more athletic. They enabled me to keep my explosiveness
and speed up and avoid injuries.
I played 11 years in the NFL, and I never missed a game due to Injury. An exception is when I
broke a thumb and missed a game.
And so for me I always felt like what I did with Brian and Body Mechanics allowed me to stay
healthy through my 11 year professional career, playing 16 games per year.
Body Mechanics from a parent’s point of view:
I personally see this therapy fits for athletes of all ages of all kinds. You don’t have to be a
highly competitive athlete to benefit from this sort of massage. There is a cost involved, of
course, and that shrinks the pool of people who can take advantage of your practice.
I always refer people I know all the time. Not everyone takes me up on it, but high school
athletes who have injuries, I refer them and they usually get very positive results.
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www.BodyMechanicsAtlanta.com
12/6/2009 7:26 PM
As a Professional Sport Agent for NFL Athletes:
I have been a sports agent for the last 6 years, and I often send my clients for massage therapy
as well. Body Mechanics have seen a number of my clients over the years with repetitive
injuries.
Summary:
So from all angles; for my clients, as a parent, and as a 11 year NFL professional I can and do
enthusiastically recommend Body Mechanics as a great way to improve performance and
prevent or ameliorate injuries.
Lester Archambeau
Atlanta, GA

Body Mechanics Sports Massage Therapy Interview with Jared and Kay Neumann

Posted by admin | Posted in Testinonals category | Posted on 23-11-2009

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Jared is a 15 year old soccer player living in Oregon.  His mother is the sister of one of the Body Mechanics therapists, Cheryl Allison.

When Cheryl was recently visiting the Neumann family, she applied Body Mechanics ‘Optimized Athletic Performance®’ techniques to her nephew Jared.

Body Mechanics Sports Massage Therapy interview with Artie Ulmer

Posted by admin | Posted in Testinonals category | Posted on 12-11-2009

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Artie Ulmer Interview

Retired NFL Player

Download PDF file HERE

This interview recorded November 8th, 2009 at 7:48 pm by John Alderman for Body Mechanics Artie Ulmer Interview
John: Hello Artie Ulmer – I contacted you because Don Myers said that you had been a client of Body Mechanics for a number of years when you played pro football and that you had a positive experience with Body Mechanics massage therapy. As you know, Body Mechanics has been doing athletic massage since 1994; and we’ve decided that a good market for athletic massage is high school students.
Artie: I’m actually in college right now.
John: I see. What college?
Artie: Georgia State.
John: I guess you’ve had some experience with Body Mechanics massage, right?
Artie: Right, exactly
John: How long ago was that?
Artie: I saw Don [Myers of Body Mechanics] from 2001 to 2006.
John: You’ve had good experience with that. Did Don Myers work on you?
Artie: Yeah, Don, and actually I started off with his wife, Louann [Nannini].
John: Can you give me some background – what’s your playing experience?
Artie: I played nine years in the NFL.
John: What position did you play?
Artie: Line-backer
John: Nine years is a pretty good run. That’s a tough business, and I’m sure you were injured a lot. That’s what the Body Mechanics people are noted for helping with. Where did you play? You must have played with the Falcons for at least a while, is that right?
Artie: Yeah, I played with Atlanta, Minnesota, Denver, and San Francisco.
John: How long has it been since you’ve been playing?
Artie: I retired after the 2005 season.
John: Where are you going to school?
Artie: I am going to Georgia State for Health and Physical Education.
John: That’s a good thing, and now is a good time to be going to school because at least you can get some education while the economy recovers a little bit, right?
Artie: Yeah, exactly
John: What experiences have you had from Body Mechanics? Could you tell me of a situation where you had a problem and they worked on you?
Artie: Oh, yeah, I mean my neck was messed up for years. It still is. They took care of it, and took care of my shoulders (a lot of pain came from my shoulders). I had ACL surgery, and I also had a PCL tear that was basically allowed to scar over. That’s how it repaired itself. They took care of a lot of things that I don’t think my trainers realized might get injured. You have little scrapes and stuff like that. It’s not the injured part that’s going to mess up on you again; it’s the stuff around it. You start compensating for the part that hurts and it creates problems with other muscles. Body Mechanics and Don took great care of me, to make sure if I did break down they were able to pinpoint the exact problem and take care of it immediately.
John: I appreciate your getting a chance to talk to me. I’ve had a couple of meetings with some high school coaches already. That’s gone very well. I think a lot of the high schools could really use this as an unsanctioned augmentation to their existing programs.
Artie: Yeah, the thing is I don’t know how that works with high school, purely the monetary problems with public schools. I know how much schools are cutting back budgets now and everything like that.
John: All of our massage therapy sessions are paid for by the parents; obviously the schools can’t pay for it. Because the program is paid for by parents, this therapy is not considered a sanctioned conditioning program which is sometimes restricted.
Artie: Right
John: On the other hand, massage therapy is not that expensive. Parents see their kids as potentially going on to playing in college and maybe into the pros. They will pay for athletic massage to improve their kid’s chances for the future, right?
Artie: Oh, I agree. I see it every day especially now the kids are bigger and faster and stronger than we were in high school. I mean they are breaking down just like they do in college. And they play year round. That’s the crazy thing now. It isn’t just three months of the year. It’s pretty much year
round for the kids.
John: I’ve been a friend of both Louann and Don and the rest of the Body Mechanics people for a long time. I used to be Louann Nannini’s client myself a number of years ago. I’ve come in now to do some business management and some marketing for them. This is my chance to help Body Mechanics get their act together and get to be a real company and a force in this area. They have a terrific reputation for doing this very well.
Artie: I agree. I like their whole just their demeanor, the people they are.
John: That’s really great – that’s exactly the sort of thing I want to hear. I’ve been recording this. Would you mind if I used some of your remarks in some of our marketing stuff?
Artie: No, not at all
John: What I’ll do is (it probably won’t happen for a few days or so) put together a transcription of
what we talked about today and ship that over to you and get you to look at it. One thing we are very careful to do is whenever we talk to an athlete like this we only use it with your explicit permission because we don’t what to mess that up.
John: Thanks, Artie. I appreciate your returning my call. Thanks a lot. Talk to you later,