Tuning Your Sailing Body

Shroud tension. Check. Mast bend. Check. Keel faired. Check. Optimize backstay, traveler, outhaul, Cunningham. Check, check, check, check. Tune body. Body?

Keith Kocher

At the March monthly meeting, Keith Kocher will show us how to tune that critical bit of sailing gear, the human body. He’ll offer a functional lower extremity exercise routine that addresses balance, core and lower extremity strength for injury prevention and performance enhancement.  
The meeting is Tuesday, March 10, beginning at 7 pm at Dave & Buster’s, Tempe Marketplace. Here’s a map link. It’s near Lucille’s Smokehouse on the north side of Tempe Marketplace, so park on either side of Lucille’s. To locate our meeting room, ask the host at the front desk or make your way to our private meeting room in the back of the gaming area. Please arrive early for dinner since our program begins right at 7. Guests are welcome.

Keith has been a  part of the medical staff for major league baseball organizations, has helped pro baseball players around the world, and was on the Phoenix Suns medical staff for 19 years. 
He received physical therapy training from Washington University in St. Louis and has over 25 years of experience in physical therapy and optimal performance training of pro athletes. He worked with Dr. Frank Jobe, the man who performed the first “Tommy John surgery” on then-Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John and was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame. Dr. Jobe and another baseball medical legend, Dr. Lewis Yokum, let Keith use his advanced manual therapy to rehabilitate and train pro athletes.
Keith is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society. He practices in Tempe.

Are you in shape for a big hike? Photo: Mike Ferring