JAMES CASTRELLO, ATC, CSCS, is the Head Body Coach at the TB12 Performance & Recovery Center in Foxboro. Originally from Lynn, Massachusetts, James earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Southern Maine and a Master of Science in Applied Nutrition with a concentration in Sports and Performance from Northeastern University.
“The most rewarding thing for me is taking a client who, following a surgery, can barely walk, and watching them progress back to what they love to do,” James says. “Whether it’s their sport, favorite activity, or simply being able to enjoy their daily life.”
We asked James to share insights from his experience in working with TB12 clients recovering from knee surgery or injury.
I build trust through being open and honest and assuring my client that I will never ask them to do anything that I am not already 100% confident in their ability to achieve. If they listen to me, I will get them to where they want to be.
The goal of rehab shouldn't be to just get back to where you were prior to getting hurt; instead, it should be to surpass where you were before getting injured. I always strive to put the client in a position to be a BETTER athlete than they were before.
Bridging the gap between rehabilitation and performance is a gap in our industry that, in my opinion, a lot of places get wrong. We get it right here.