This is Peter (in blue). Peter both instructs as well as competes in Judo. Judo is a martial art which requires a person to utilise their own movement to leverage and throw an opponent.
In April 2021, what seemed to be a routine training session, led to Peter tearing his left Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in his knee. This put a hold on Peter’s judo, but also made it difficult to keep up with the physical demands of running his own garden plants production nursery. He began physiotherapy straight away and had an ACL reconstruction surgery in September 2021. Following his physiotherapy he was referred on to us at Fleurieu Exercise Physiology to continue specific rehabilitation and conditioning to get him back to what he loved to do. Tate has a special interest in strength and conditioning and loves working with athletes on maximising performance, as well as return from injury. Since his initial assessment with Tate, Peter worked extremely hard both in and out of the clinic to smash his milestones along the way.
‘Initially his training with me focused on building strength through isolation exercises, specifically for quadriceps and hamstrings. We then worked towards foundational compound movements such as deadlifts, squats, and hip thrusts. And from here we then progressed into plyometric (power) exercises, and exercises specific to his Judo. His goals were initially to be able to complete a single leg squat with each leg and to also be able to compete in Judo again.’ – Tate Marino
Through Peter’s hard work he has since been able to return to Judo competitions without any restrictions, and above is a photo of him completing that single leg squat he strived towards. We love seeing clients achieve their goals and work with each person individually depending on their needs.
Tate Marino (Accredited Exercise Physiologist)