Competitive Edge rehabs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Safety,
Tampa Bay Buccaneers' wideout, Arrelius Benn talks about rehabbing
his knee at Competitive Edge during the NFL lockout
WTSP - Travis Bell, 10 News
Oldsmar, Fla. -- Arrelious Benn was having a
strong second half in 2010 when he suffered a torn ACL in December. He
says to expect a better Benn once the 2011 off-season - and hopeful
season - begin after the lockout. "I know I'm gonna come back stronger,"
Benn said. "I've learned a lot about my body.. (and) know the little
things that I need to do for my body to be better and have that edge."
Working at Competitive
Edge in Oldsmar, Benn is rehabbing his surgically repaired
left knee three days a week. He also worked out with his teammates
during last week's player-organized three day minicamp.
The fact that the number of players was above 50 was
a good sign for the Bucs' second-year wide receiver. "Just to have all
the guys out there... that just shows you how hungry we are," Benn said.
"where we want to be and the strides we want to take for this next year
That's what pushes Benn. He expects the team to live
up to the expectations that follow a 10-win season, and he wants to
continue being a part of the young, explosive offense. "I'm ready for
(the lockout) to be over," Benn said. "I'm ready to be around the
coaches and the guys and that type of atmosphere. I'm ready to be on
edge. I haven't been on edge in a while."
St Petersburg Times
Online Tampa Bay - John Huston,
PGA professional golfer
You have to hole a lot of
putts to get to 20 under par, John Huston's winning score Sunday at the
Southern Farm Bureau Classic. To be in position to make those putts,
however, you have to hit the ball close, something Huston said would
likely not have been possible if not for a visit with a trainer whose
efforts were "pretty miraculous."
Huston, 43, had been bothered by a sore left elbow
and shoulder most of the year, and while they did not cause excruciating
pain, they affected his swing. After missing the cut at the PGA
Championship, Huston, who lives in Clearwater, decided to take a
prolonged break. He also sought the help of Hap Hudson, a physical
trainer in the area who has worked with the Philadelphia Phillies and
came highly recommended by Scott Rolen, now with the St. Louis
St Petersburg Times New business model - Match made in therapy sprouts
Waz started in October as Ewing and Thomas' new
chief executive and immediately began crafting his vision. He's leading
the company through an $800,000 expansion that will take the practice
into fast-growing Trinity and Oldsmar.
Thomas said she likes Waz because he's a visionary,
not a yes man.
"I think when you look for a successor, outward
appearance isn't important," Thomas said. "We are as different as night
and day, physically, in gender and in age. And yet if you talk to Jason
for even a short time, the core values of what we want for the business
are the same. Isn't that just the neatest thing to find such a match in
values? That's the beauty of a small town."
Waz recruited David "Hap" Hudson, a former athletic
trainer with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Hudson now spends a lot of time training local high school athletes and
helping them recover from injuries and surgeries.
CBS News Scott Rolen, MLB St. Louis Cardinals - professional baseball
player, third baseman
How in the world were the St.
Louis Cardinals able to pull off one of the most underappreciated feats
in baseball last summer, winning 100 games while playing most of the
season without their star third baseman? ...
... "I'm feeling good now, like a normal shoulder. I
can't tell you how much respect I have for Dr. Kremchek, and
Hap Hudson (the
long-time trainer and physical therapist who rehabbed Rolen).
There's no better man than Hap Hudson.
"I can't thank both of them enough. Doc put me back
together and Hap got me playing baseball again."
St Petersburg Times
Online Tampa Bay New Port Richey - High School Steroid Abuse
NEW PORT RICHEY - Mike DeGennaro was concerned. The River Ridge High
School football coach has read stories of steroid use in professional
sports. He has seen reports of professional athletes failing drug tests.
He has seen the ads for athletic supplements in bodybuilding magazines.
He knows his kids have seen the same things.
That's why Hap Hudson, a trainer for 20 years in
Major League Baseball, was at the River Ridge gym on Tuesday lecturing
football players about the risks of using so-called
performance-enhancing steroids and supplements. But, Hudson asked the
more than 50 football players assembled, what are they really enhancing?
"How is bigger going to help me?" Hudson said. "Because it doesn't
Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals, Scott Rolen rehabs with
Eckstein, Pujols, Rolen and Carpenter have
all been to the All-Star Game before, so the event doesn't necessarily
carry much in the way of novelty for the Cards. But for Rolen, getting
to this stage in '06, just a year removed from major shoulder surgery,
was an achievement worth savoring.
"This is a special All-Star Game for me," he said.
"You know, [the Mets'] David Wright was voted in and certainly earned
that. I kind of had to earn my way on this one, which is great."
When he went under the knife, Rolen had no guarantee
that his career would ever be the same. But a season in which he's hit
.331 with 14 homers and 57 RBIs has again established him as one of the
game's premier third basemen.
"I had a pretty extensive surgery on my left
shoulder, and you never know what's going to happen the following year,"
Rolen said. "All I can say is that I have thanks that I need to hand out
to people -- Dr. [Timothy] Kremchek in Cincinnati and
[athletic trainer and physical therapist] Hap
Hudson, who was training me for a lot of years. They helped
me from the beginning and did an unbelievable job. They worked as hard
or harder than I did and gave me an opportunity to be here today."
St Petersburg Times
Online Tampa Bay - Professional trainer helps local youth
Hap Hudson wants to help. That's what David Kelly "Hap" Hudson is all
about. The 43-year-old has spent 20 years helping injured athletes from
Venezuela to Japan using what he learned as an athletic trainer with the
St.Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies.
During his time in the major leagues, Hudson worked
with - or worked on - Willie McGee, Terry Pendleton, Ozzie Smith, Curt
Schilling and Darren Daulton.