Active and Passive Recovery Clinic

Saturday, March 2
11AM - 12PM
Fleet Feet Pittsburgh

Learn the best ways to recover after a single workout and throughout a training season. During this workshop we discuss the difference between active and passive recovery, and teach you when to use each one. We'll discuss recovery modalities such as assisted stretching, myofascial release and compression in-depth to give you the latest and most well-researched techniques in the field.

About the Coach

Frank Velasquez, Jr., ATC, CSCS, is the Director of Sports Performance for the Allegheny Health Network (AHN).  AHN Sports Performance has locations; at Cool Springs in Bethel Park (South Hills of Pittsburgh) and at the Wexford Health + Wellness in Wexford, PA (North Hills of Pittsburgh).  Frank is a Certified Athletic Trainer and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist who has over 25 years of experience working with active adults, youth, high school, college and professional athletes, including 16 years in professional baseball and nine years with the Pittsburgh Pirates as their Head Strength & Conditioning Coach.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan where he served as a student athletic trainer in several sports, including Big 10 Championship teams in football and women’s swimming and diving.  Frank founded and co-owned VESLA 360 Sports Performance & Physical Therapy in Cranberry, PA from April 2012 to Sept 2015. 

Frank is an experienced distance runner completing several full and half marathons as well as other smaller road race distances.  He takes joy in and is very well versed with building strength, wellness and recovery programs for recreational to professional endurance athletes to help supplement their running/biking/swimming programs.  

In addition to his role at AHN, Frank is currently a Senior Advisor for the Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning Coaches Society where he plays an active role in planning the continuing education seminar for the strength coaches in professional baseball at the Baseball Winter Meetings. Frank was also the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the gold medal winning TEAM USA for the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Frank has built a department/professional staff that includes physical therapists, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, massage therapists, sport psychologists and registered sports dieticians that work with developing youth, performing athletes and active adults in the areas of high performance, health, nutrition, stress management and overall wellness. 

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