Another month and another Cricket Australia tour it seems for our Praxis Principal, Stephen Timms. Stephen is providing strength, conditioning and physiotherapy support at the training camp to the MRF Academy in Chennai as a part of the National Performance Squad (NPS).
The NPS program was formerly known as the Australian Cricket Academy and the Centre of Excellence. The program is designed to add to the work done within professional state systems, and prepare players capable of competing at international level for Australia within the next five years.
The MRF Academy tour has a strong focus on spin and adapting to subcontinental conditions, which can include oppressive heat and humidity. The NPS will be mentored by former Test players Chris Rogers and Ryan Harris along with NPS head coach Troy Cooley.
The squad typically spends more than three months at the Brisbane based Bupa National Cricket Centre. Here they have access to world class facilities and coaching and utilise the typically dry and sunny Brisbane winters to make the most of the off season program.
Recent graduates of the program who have gone on to play for Australia include Alex Carey, Matthew Renshaw and Hilton Cartwright.
Stephen has arrived back in Australia but will continue to service the NPS until the end of a series of interstate games September. He will be back in the clinic around mid September. If you are looking for an appointment before that time, please call our central number (07) 3102 3337 so we can book you in with one of our other skilled therapists.
We are always excited to see Stephen and all our therapists flying the Praxis flag and applying the Prevent Prepare Perform motto in elite sport!
For more details on the program and players selected in the NPS, check out the link to the Cricket Australia website here.
If you are Cricketer and looking to Prevent Perpare Perform, book in online with Stephen or one of our other skilled therapists at Praxis Physiotherapy.
Yours in Health,
The Praxis Team
Prevent. Prepare. Perform.