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The Edge Performance Institute (EPI)

The Edge Performance Institute (EPI)

We are excited to announce the newest addition to the Edge Academy, the Edge Performance Institute.  Starting in January 2019, the Edge is pleased to offer our athletes a truly customized approach to sports performance.  Our goal at the Edge Performance Institute is to maximize performance, prevent injury, and help players become better athletes.  This will all be done with our specifically tailored state-of-the-art programs run by our very own licensed, experienced, and highly sought-after Physical Therapist and coach Ryan Brown - see complete bio below...

Our sports performance programs will be offered for all professional, collegiate, high school and youth athletes.  These programs will focus on complete athletic development and are customized for your specific sport.

Our customized programs start off with an individualized 1-on-1 bio-mechanical and movement assessment.  This allows us to create a customized program based on your goals, needs, sport, position and current training experience.  Programs will combine mobility, agility, strength, power and endurance into one program.

All of our programs will include:

1) Sport Specific Training - Programs will be based on the unique needs of each athletes individual sport

2) Total Body Strength - Total body strength training that incorporates the upper body, lower body, and core into a customized program that focuses on enhancing the athletes overall performance.

3)  Explosive Power - Development of vertical, linear, lateral and rotational explosiveness through the use of plyometrics, jump training, medicine balls, kettlebells, and Olympic lifting.

4)  Core Stability - Integration of core stability, strength, and power to maximize movement efficiency and power transfer.

5)  Mobility and Flexibility - Development of proper mobility through self-myofascial release, foam rolling, stretching, and dynamic movement prep.

6) Endurance - Sport-specific conditioning to enhance quick sprints, long runs, and total game endurance.

7) Injury Prevention - Focus on correcting specific imbalances, enhancing mobility issues, arm care, jumping and landing training.

Through our unique training technology, each athlete's training plan will be optimized to their team's unique training calendar.  All training programs will be customized to meet the individual needs of the athlete.  All athletes will have access to their programs 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, through a very unique application on their smartphone.  This application will provide specific data with regards to workout progress and completion, gains and losses, which will allow us to make necessary modifications on the fly.

More info to come very soon so stay tuned.

Ryan Brown

Ryan Brown - Licensed Physical Therapist (MPT)

About Ryan Brown

Ryan Brown is a co-founder of The Edge Performance Institute, located in Portland, ME.  A highly sought-after physical therapist and sports coach for healthy and injured athletes alike, Ryan has helped athletes at all levels - from youth sports to the professional and Olympic ranks - achieve their highest levels of performance in a variety of sports.  Behind Ryan’s expertise, The Edge Performance Institute will establish itself as a go-to high performance facility among Maine.  Ryan is very well known in the sports community as a rehabilitation specialist.

Ryan is a Licensed Physical Therapist (MPT) through the American Physical Therapy Association, received his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy through the University of New England.  Ryan went on to do a two-year fellowship from the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (OMPT) in Woburn, MA, where he specialized in manual and manipulative therapy. Ryan is one of few fellows of physical therapy in the state.

Ryan has a very unique background for a physical therapist.  He has done extensive continuing education in the field of baseball, most notably a baseball mentorship for the upper and lower extremity through Cressey Sports Performance.  Ryan is a certified speed and agility coach, as well as a certified USA weightlifting coach. He has also done training through Stuart McGill, who is considered one of the leaders in spine exercise research in the world.  Most recently, Ryan has done training through Mike Reinhold, a leader in research for the throwing athlete.

Although prepared in a variety of bodies of knowledge, Ryan specializes in applied kinesiology and biomechanics as they relate to program design and corrective exercise; maximal relative strength development; and athletic performance enhancement.

Ryan is a practicing physical therapist within the community at OA Centers for Orthopedics, a division of Spectrum Medical Group.

Ryan’s goal is simple- teach athlete’s what he has learned over the years to help them maximize their potential.  Ryan plans to bring a comprehensive evidence-based approach that is specific to each athlete’s sport, position, gender and training level.  Ryan plans to use a multi-disciplinary approach utilizing expertise from coaches, strength coaches, sports specialists and nutritionists.

Each athlete will have an evaluation, from which a specific training profile will be developed.   Athlete’s will have access to their program via one of the most state of the art platforms in the state of Maine.  All data will be tracked, which will allow athletes and coaches to witness progress as it occurs or make necessary changes for injury prevention.