081 – Promoting Strength through Adaptive Training
DURING THIS PODCAST SOME STRONG LANGUAGE IS USED. IF THIS IS A TRIGGER OR MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE, LOOK AFTER YOURSELF AND DON’T FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE TO LISTEN.
Dr. Amanda Iannotti is an occupational therapist with Fairfax County Public Schools in Fairfax, VA, where she supports students at the primary and secondary level, including young adults who attend a career training centre. Dr. Iannotti leads the Mental Health Collaborative Learning Team, and is passionate about facilitating increased independence and participation, especially regarding mental health & wellness promotion and post-secondary transition. Outside of school-based practice, Dr. Iannotti contracts with Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, utilising hippotherapy as a treatment strategy and is a Level 1 CrossFit® Coach. She recently received her Adapted Training Certificate.
Those in the industry may be aware of some severely racists actions by the, then head of the Crossfit® organisation. This was recorded prior to that happening and this episode in no way condones the actions of former CEO Greg Glassman or anyone else at Crossfit®. Also let it be known that Adaptive Training is a completely separate entity to the Crossfit® organisation and this is where our focus lay in this recording.
This episode we discussed the progression of adaptive training focusing mostly on the functional fitness world. Exploring the training of those with a disability from a coaching to a competing perspective.
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