Performance Enhancement Specialist

Dr Tim Bhakta is a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Athletes of all levels wishing to go to the next level need a customized program that will help them meet their goals. As a PES, I specialize in elite level training principles that are soundly based in the latest research. The goal is to train the athlete efficiently (quality vs. quantity of training) by systematically targeting sport specific parameters that are required by the athlete and enhancing them.

What does that mean? Simply put, athletes that are serious about getting to the next level (be it high school, college, semi-professional, or professional) need customized training that is specific to the sport and the position in the sport. Doing a general workout is not going to help enhance specific skill sets, such as, reaction time, speed, agility, quickness, aerobic endurance, anaerobic capacity, strength, power, and biomechanical stability. A target program has to be designed to develop these skill sets over a period of time.

The most important aspect of athlete training is reducing the risk of injury. A well designed training program should have a corrective exercise regimen implemented into the core design. It should be aimed at correcting faulty mechanics, altered muscle-tension relationships, bad workout habits, and bad lifting techniques that were developed by improper training. There are countless athletes that have missed out on getting scholarships or professional contracts because they were injured with a preventable condition that never healed properly.

Both the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) have detailed guidelines on how to properly create a training program. Both of these organizations preach that a systematic, well designed program is required for athletes of all ages. Our clinic offers various options from budget friendly customized workouts, to hands-on active training. Team programs aimed at overall injury reduction, assessment, instruction, and training are also available.