PODCAST: The unique challenges of Basketball
March 23, 2018
After a morning shoot around at Madison Square Garden, New York, Orreco’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr Charlie Pedlar, caught up with Casey Smith, the Director of Medicine at the Dallas Mavericks, an Orreco client.
Casey has over 14 years of experience in the NBA including a championship win in 2011. He works closely with legendary players like Dirk Nowitzki, one of only 7 NBA players to reach 30,000 points, and exceeding all expectations as a 39 year old veteran of the game.
In our brand new podcast, Casey discusses some of the unique challenges of basketball, where the younger players entering the league simply have to learn to survive the gruelling game schedule. Players sometimes have to cope with 4 to 5 games in 7 days, travelling from coast to coast, across multiple time zones. He calls for a future where evidence-based best practice not only sets a standard for protection from injury and subsequent recovery, but also covers player readiness, sleep, and nutrition, aimed at protecting player wellness and maintain high performance.
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