"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."
- Henry David Thoreau
With diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative approaches geared at returning tissues/bodies/patients back to an original or enhanced state, moreso than merely the relief of pain, Dr. Morgan's 'Sports Therapy' philosophy was adopted with the needs of athletes in mind.
As noted within 'The Athlete Difference' page of the this site, non-athletes respond and benefit from the applications of these principles equally well. In this light, Dr. Morgan's practice is for athletes and non-athlete's alike, even if the theme appears athlete-centric.
Dr. Morgan considers the neuromotor function of the human body as a biomechanically modifiable machine. An in-depth knowledge of biological material mechanics (i.e. parameters of loading on tissues such as connective tissues, muscular tissue, bone, nerve, etc.) allows Dr. Morgan to induce the intended tissue and/or functional adaptations in a targeted, controlled and intuitive manner. The protocols and parameters used to induce such modifications can ultimately draw from the same set of foundational principles in athletes vs non-athletes alike, however, the baseline abilities and performance goals of the individual need to be integrated into the therapeutic and/or performance enhancing decision making tree.
'Sports Therapy' is a philosophy of practice that addresses physical and physiological roadblocks to performance, whether performance is high end athletics, weekend warrior, or of the 'mom & pop' living life level.
'Sports Therapy' is a collection of 'stimulus and response' treatment methodologies that progressively advances a patient/athlete functional capacities via the 'overload principle'.
'Sports Therapy' is a meritocracy of sorts, in that one cannot progress to a higher level of therapy or training until they have earned such a right, as marked and measured by the occurence of sufficient adaptations at lesser, foundational levels. Otherwise, we are building castles in the air.