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Adam Loiacono

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Nick, Gabe, and Adam Loiacono

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What’s up what’s up? This episode features Adam Loiacono PT, DPT, CSCS the Director of Rehab for the Phoenix Suns! He talks with us about his time in the bubble and how it’s changed the way his team collaborates as well as a fresh perspective when it comes to the concept of “prehab” (or lack thereof) when it comes to professional athletes. Check it out!


13 Oct 2020

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Adam Loiacono on the Need for Systems, Values and Processes

Physical Preparation Podcast – Robertson Training Systems

Adam Loiacono is the Director of Rehabilitation for the Phoenix Suns. His decade-long career in professional sports includes working as a Performance Therapist for the Atlanta Hawks and serving in various roles for the NBA, MLS, and NWSL. Equipped with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree, Adam blends his experience from sports science, performance training, and physical therapy to manage and monitor the wellbeing of various populations in sports, from youth athletes to professional sports teams. Adam joins me today to discuss the challenges he has faced working in professional team sports. He explains why he joined the Phoenix Suns despite his hesitations about going back to team sports. He highlights the importance of building team dynamics and camaraderie and explores the process of building a performance team from the ground up. He also illustrates what it’s like to work with professional athletes and explains why rehabilitating an athlete is not merely like passing a baton from the athletic trainer to the physical therapist. When you get into sports, you have to take it upon yourself to learn true performance and training principles. – Adam Loiacono This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast: The challenges of working in team sports and what enticed Adam to join the Phoenix Suns team Cultivating team dynamics and camaraderie The importance of building training systems versus giving out random trendy workouts Why physical therapy gets a bad rap and how a rehab professional can develop their systems and processes Why aspiring coaches and physical therapists need to get exposure as much as they can How the athletic development process has evolved over the years How access to information allowed people to bridge gaps between professions in sports science Smoothing transitions in program design What life is like working around professional athletes The importance of respect and trust and the benefits of team diversity Related Content: Adam Loiacono on Coaching and Culture Across Professional Sport Physical Preparation with Adam Loiacono Connect with Adam: Adam Loiacono on Facebook Adam Loiacono on Twitter Adam Loiacono on Instagram Adam Loiacono on LinkedIn Momentous: The Cleanest Recovery Products in the World Momentous is a world-renowned sports performance and recovery supplement. Preferred by top-level athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and NCAA, Momentous is NSF and Informed Sports Certified. Experience the best-tasting, cleanest recovery products in the world and take your performance to the next level. Choose Momentous. For more information on Momentous or to place your first order, visit www.livemomentous.com/robertson – use the coupon code: Robertson20 at checkout to receive 20% off your first order or receive a free 3-pack sample. Subscribe, Rate & Share! Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of The Physical Preparation Podcast with Mike Robertson – your one-stop-shop for fitness trainers, coaches, and athletes. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Google Podcasts and leave your honest review. I’d also love to connect via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit our website. And last but not least, please don’t forget to share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media. Thank you! The post Adam Loiacono on the Need for Systems, Values and Processes appeared first on Robertson Training Systems.


2 Oct 2020

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Adam Loiacono (Director of Rehabilitation at Phoenix Suns)

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Episode 48: Andy McDonald chats to Adam Loiacono the Director of Rehabilitation at the Phoenix Suns NBA team. Adam has a wealth of experience and has enjoyed previous roles at Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Pride and New England Revolution. In this episode we will be discussing some of the principles behind a recent presentation that he delivered via the Altis platform.   In this episode Andy and Adam discuss: Adam’s background in sport  Approach to performance therapy  Role at the Phoenix Suns organisation  Developing return to sport principles  Injury causation and analysis  'The bank' heuristic of MDT involvement  Technical and tactical drills  Where you can find Adam: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter Arizona Human Performance Collaborative Sponsor Inform Performance is sponsored by VALD Performance, makers of the Nordbord, Forceframe, ForeDecks and HumanTrak. VALD Performance systems are built with the high-performance practitioner in mind, translating traditionally lab-based technologies into engaging, quick, easy-to-use tools for daily testing, monitoring and training Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following Inform Performance on: Instagram Twitter Our Website Our Team Andy McDonald Ben Ashworth


10 Sep 2020

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Ep318 | Being A Pro Team PT During Odd Times With Adam Loiacono

The P.T. Entrepreneur Podcast

On this week's episode, I am joined by Adam Loiacono, who is the director of rehab for the Phoenix Suns, formerly of the Atlanta Hawks.  Before that he was a strength & conditioning coach for the New England Revolution.  I had a chance to pick his brain a little bit on how he is navigating the pro community during this strange time and how he is handling the NBA Bubble in Florida. Reach out to Adam: Via Instagram: @adam.loiacono


11 Aug 2020

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Adam Loiacono on Coaching and Culture Across Professional Sport

Physical Preparation Podcast – Robertson Training Systems

Adam Loiacono, PT, DPT, CSCS is a physical therapist and performance coach with 10 years’ experience in sport. Adam has worked with various populations including men, women, and youth athletes. His experiences thus far have included opportunities in the NBA, MLS, and NWSL in various roles including rehabilitation, performance coaching, sport science, and a sport coach. While Adam was a previous guest way back in episode 54, he’s had some really cool experiences since then, and I knew it was time to get him back on. In this show, Adam and I talk about working in both the NBA and MLS, the differences he sees between the two leagues, and why there are more similarities than differences when it comes to developing athletes in youth and pro sports. Show Outline Here’s a brief overview of what we covered in this week’s show: Show Intro: Weekend Recap New Video ==> Coaching and Cuing the Glute Bridge Thank you for the 100+ 5-Star Reviews on iTunes! MR’s Deep Thought: Who is your coach or mentor? Interview with Adam: Adam’s background, and what he’s been up to lately. What’s new in his world, including his recent time in the NBA. His experience in the NBA, what his day-to-day responsibilities looked like, and how it was different that previous positions. Adam’s thoughts on cultural differences he’s noticed between soccer and basketball. The logistical differences he’s seen between the NBA and MLS, and how that impacts both work and day-to-day life. His thoughts on the differences (as well as the numerous similarities) between professional and youth sports. THE ONE piece of advice he’d give to a new coach or therapist to get them started on the right foot. A really fun lightning round where we talk about Hawaii, the books he’s reading, the athlete that has stood out the most to him, and what’s next for Adam Loiacono (hint – he’s a free agent!) Related Links Connect with Adam Adam on Facebook Adam on Twitter Adam on Instagram Books Biotensegrity The Four Agreements The Best Protein on the Market Today? For many years, I simply disregarded the age-old advice of getting liquid protein in either during or after workouts. Part of this was due to the fact that most had so much crap in them I didn’t want to put them in my body, and others might have been high-quality but tasted absolutely disgusting. However, if you’re looking for a protein that’s not only high-quality but also tastes amazing, you need to check out Momentous. I’ve been using Momentous for several months now, and I can tell you it’s hands-down the best tasting protein I’ve ever had. But it’s not just me – I have numerous elite athletes who are very picky with their protein powders, and every one of them raves about how great Momentous protein shakes taste. And while the taste is amazing, the best part about Momentous is that they’re incredibly transparent with what goes into their product. You never have to worry about a tainted or dirty supplement, as all of their products are NSF and Informed Sport certified. If you’d like to try Momentous out for yourself, here’s how to do it: Head over to LiveMomentous.com/Robertson If you want to try a sample, use the code RobertsonSample When you’re order to order, use the code Robertson20 to save 20% off your first order! Regardless of which option you choose, I guarantee once you try Momentous protein shakes, you’ll never go back to anything else! Please Leave a Review! As I mentioned in the show, we just hit 100 5-star reviews of the Physical Preparation Podcast. Thank you! If my show has created value for you (either now or in the past), please take 30-seconds out of your day and head over to iTunes and please give the show a 5-star review. Our next goal is to hit 250 5-Star reviews. Thanks so much for your support! The post Adam Loiacono on Coaching and Culture Across Professional Sport appeared first on Robertson Training Systems.


10 May 2019

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Physical Preparation with Adam Loiacono

Physical Preparation Podcast – Robertson Training Systems

Adam Loiacono has been with the New England Revolution of the MLS since 2009. His role has evolved from a youth soccer coach to now in his 4th season as a fitness coach for both the professional and youth academy players. Previously, Adam held coaching roles in soccer and fitness at NCAA Division III schools and is currently in his final year of a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Adam and I met earlier this year, when he came out to IFAST for 2 weeks to shadow and learn. Anyone that is willing to come out of their comfort zone and learn from others for an extended period of time is good in my book, but Adam is a very bright coach and someone I really enjoy chatting with. In this show Adam and I discuss his various roles with the MLS’s New England Revolution, how he develops the young athletes in the academy system, and how to effectively monitor your athletes. Show Outline  Here’s a brief overview of what we covered in this episode: How his career in soccer got Adam into the world of physical preparation. The various roles and responsibilities he’s had with the New England Revolution (MLS). An overview of the youth academy system in soccer – how it works, what it means to players, etc. How Adam builds fitness in his academy players, when he only has them for 90 minutes, 3 times per week. The strength training program he’s laid out for the academy athletes, and the primary goals he has for them. A birds-eye view at how Adam’s programming changes and evolves over the off-season, pre-season, and in-season periods. Monitoring: What he’s looking at, and the real question – does he ever get any blowback from athletes about it? How to get started right now, TODAY, with your very own monitoring program. The challenge of handling athletes who are national caliber, and how you manage them going between the local club and National team camps and events. The BIG Question. The always exciting lightning round where we discuss people who have influenced him, the books he’s read recently, why he wrote that awesome guest article for my site, and what’s next from Adam Loiacono. Related Links Connect with Adam Facebook Twitter Books Referenced On Intelligence Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers Spark The Brain that Changes Itself Other Links John Cone podcast Darcy Norman podcast Adam’s Guest Article The post Physical Preparation with Adam Loiacono appeared first on Robertson Training Systems.


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