Dr. Tommy John operates Tommy John Performance and Healing Center out of San Diego, a private practice that provides both athletes and entire families with integrative, individualized care plans and treatment to improve their quality of life by reducing physical and emotional pain from injury and aging and minimizing the use of pharmaceuticals or surgery. Dr. John has Master Degrees in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University and a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life University, in Marietta, Georgia.
This book will serve as an excellent primer for any sports parent (or coach) who needs a real guidebook on how to train and train properly. --Rick Wolff, Ask Coach Wolff A great prescription for movement, diet, and other exercises that will help your athletes stay healthy and perform better. --Changing the Game Project A straightforward, sensible program of strength-building, nutrition, and injury avoidance for young athletes...[It] wisely warns parents against 'pushing a passion on their progeny' and will help them ensure their active kids' health. --Publishers Weekly Tommy John was one of the fiercest competitors I've ever managed in my career. He never quit--and his son has that same spirit when it comes to protecting kids from what's wrong in youth sports today. --Tommy Lasorda, two-time World Series champion manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers Parents are worried about their children being cut from the team, when they should be concerned about needless surgery and an epidemic of injury due to overuse. This book serves as a wakeup call for us all! --Randy Cross, three-time Super Bowl Champion and football analyst Too much organized sports at a young age is bad for nearly all American tweens and teens. Dr. Tommy John's Minimize Injury Maximize Performance is an invaluable guide to reducing young people's orthopedic problems associated with contemporary sports mania.' --Gregg Easterbrook, author, The Game's Not Over