8/20 – Injury Prevention and Function Motion Screening Clinic

The Strawberry Canyon Track Club Presents:


Greetings runners, coaches and athletes:

Please RSVP to coachcarlrose@gmail.com. This clinic is free to attend and offers a dynamic format for evaluation of movement and injury prevention analysis. PA-USATF link here: http://www.pausatf.org/data/2011/painjurymotionclinic.html

The clinic will be split into two segments: a verbal presentation from each of the clinic’s four presenters, and a subsequent portion will be devoted to a more physical demonstration of their hands-on work. In this second segment, those attending the clinic will be divided into four sub-groups and rotate to each practitioner for more specific interactions with–and demonstrations of–their work. All PA-USATF members are encouraged to attend this clinic.

WHEN and WHERE: August 21, 2011, 12:00 Noon – 4:00 p.m., University of California’s Berkeley campus, at the Martin Luther King Student Union Building, in the Madrone Room on the 4th Floor. This is across from Sproul Plaza which is accessed on foot from Telegraph Avenue and Bancroft Way. We will have some sort of signage up, and the MLK Building is visible from Telegraph and Bancroft. Parking is free on the city streets and in parking meters, but it will be crowded with an in-flux of students returning for school in the fall, so there are links to parking lots available below.

DIRECTIONS: The best exits to take off of I-80 are University Avenue or Ashby Avenue in Berkeley. The best exit to take from Hwy. 24 is College Avenue. Since Telegraph runs one-way north to south and Bancroft runs one-way east to west you will want to access Bancroft from College Avenue or Telegraph Avenue. Access to the MLK Student Union parking garage from Telegraph is trickier. When you get on Bancroft Way be sure to get in the right lane as the student union parking garage comes up almost immediately below Telegraph and is hard to find. This is Cal’s back-to-school move-in day, so be careful of wayward pedestrians as they have are known to walk against red lights in Berkeley.

Here is a link to the Madrone room, which has a capacity of 100:

Here is a campus map detailing the site of the MLK Student Union Building:

Here is a yelp listing of the MLK Student Union Parking Garage:

Here is a link to Cal’s visitor parking lots and rates:

– Set-up, panelists arrive: 12:00-12:30 p.m.
– First speaker begins at 12:30 p.m.
– Amol Saxena, DPT will go first and will be allotted more time. He is unable to stay for the entire clinic as he must catch a flight and will have to leave us at 1:15 or thereabouts.
– Second speaker begins at 1:00-1:15 p.m.
– Third speaker begins at 1:15-30 p.m.
– Fourth speaker begins at 1:30-45 p.m.
– Panel takes questions and responds 1:30-45 p.m. – 2:00-15 p.m.
– 2:00 – 3:30-45 group broken up into four equal-sized sub-groups. They will rotate to each panelist who will physically demonstrate their techniques and interact individually with attendees of clinic


– Carl Rose – Coach (coachcarlrose@gmail.com)
– Joe Binder – President (jbinder@berkeley.edu)
– Jack Wallace-Coach of Cal Running Club (j_wall64@berkeley.edu)
– Club web site: www.strawberrycanyontc.org

It is recommended that you bring water and typical sportswear, perhaps even running warm-ups attire, so you can participate comfortably in drills, functional movement exercises, and receive hands-on evaluation.



Andrew Ezer received his massage/deep tissue certification from the South Bay Massage College (Manhattan Beach, California) in April, 1999. He established his deep tissue and sports massage practice in Berkeley later that year. Since that time he has worked with a range of athletes—high school, collegiate, recreational/competitive, and professional, including US Olympians and NCAA national champions. Deep tissue massage helps diminish the build-up of scar tissue; promotes increased blood flow and is ideal for recovery from workouts and competition.

Andrew learned how to swim at age 3 and swam his first competitive race at age 4. He continues to swim and coach with the Manatees Masters Team in Oakland. Andrew lives in Oakland with his wife, son, and cat.


As a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM), as well as a Functional Movement Screen Specialist (FMS), Lafayette-based Dana Hemmingsen brings a unique blend of coach and trainer to his business at Optimal Athletic Performance. What is unique about Functional Motion Screening is that this is relatively popular in all major sports: NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL, etc., but has yet to gain significant mainstream popularity in track & field and distance running.

After years of working with high school and collegiate bound athletes, combined with his own athletic endeavors, Dana recognized that the area of injury prevention was a neglected focus in many training programs. This led him to the Functional Movement Screen™ which is a simple but comprehensive method to identify and alleviate movement imbalances and deficiencies that can often lead to injury and poor performance.

Dana continues to coach football at Monte Vista High School in Danville where he lives, and enjoys time with his family including two young granddaughters.


Amol Saxena, DPM, is a podiatrist in the department of Sports Medicine at the Palo Alto Division of the Palo Alto Foundation Medical group, where he is also the fellowship director. He is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. He is Board Certified in Food and Ankle/Reconstructive Rearfoot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is a consultant to Tekartis, Inc. and Alter-G, Inc. He is on the Editorial Boards of journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and Muscle, Ligament and Tendon Journal. He is the podiatrist for the Nike Oregon Project and consults for USA Track & Field. In 2008, he had 31 patients in the US Olympic Track & Field Trials with 14 athletes making the Olympic team. He recently edited the Springer text “International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery,” which comprises 45 chapters.


Anita Acevedo is licensed in Colorado as a certified Rolfer and social worker and has worked with many top Bay Area athletes via her practice in Mill Valley. Rolfers work primarily with the connective tissue or fascial planes in order to enhance the health of an individual and to create a dynamic balance through the structural support of the connective tissue. Each person’s body takes its unique shape through his/her approach towards and experience of living. Dr. Rolf noted that even in utero an infant is negotiating the forces of gravity to adapt its structure to the environment. Physical traumas, like automobile accidents, painful falls, or repetitive use can strain connective tissue, resulting in restrictions. Even inadequate nutrition can create unhealthy tissue, leading to difficulties in moving or being still. When imbalances exist in the fascia or connective tissue, as well as in the fluid body, unresolved strain patterns can create problematic nerve impingement, bulging discs, shortness of breath, diminished life force energy and psychological difficulties.

Rolfing releases the body from lifelong patterns of tension, bracing, or trauma by changing the tone of the connective tissue and re-establishing more appropriate relationships between the various segments of the body. When the head can be supported by the neck, shoulders, pelvis, and arches of the feet, the spine often experiences increased length and mobility, and neurological functioning may be improved. In each Rolfing session the client’s postural alignment and movement patterns are examined, goals are discussed, and manipulation of the connective tissue structure completed, returning the body to a more fluid, graceful state of being.



If you’re interested in attending this event, in order to avoid confusion and help us with seating planning, please email me for confirmation and I will add your name to the invitation list. Please note again the specific date we have selected is August 21st from 12-4 p.m. Comments and suggestions are welcome. My email is coachcarlrose@gmail.com and cell is 925-482-5272.

Sincerest regards and happy trails,

Carl Rose
Coach-Strawberry Canyon Track Club


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *