Teams: Not Just for Athletes


The importance of teammates: it's one of our core beliefs at Made 2 Move: The support of your teammates leads to greater success in all endeavors, be it work, school, goal building, or athletics. If you are an amateur athlete who plays a team sport, it can be detrimental to have a lone wolf mindset. You need your pack! Let’s break this importance of teams down further.



Why are teams so important?

The bond that teammates share is strong and resilient. You do everything together. Eat, train, practice, hang out, compete. They go through the grind with you. They understand your crazy schedule because their schedule is the exact same. Who else is going to want to go with you to Waffle House at 12:45am on a Wednesday because you just got off the bus after a mid-week game? Your schedule is what brings you together, but it is the camaraderie that keeps you together. Teammates are with you 24/7.

The camaraderie that develops helps you on and off the field. Let’s look at baseball for instance. Since baseball tends to be such a technical sport, it is tough to talk baseball with someone who isn't in it with you. They won't understand the little things you did right or wrong in your last outing and they definitely won't understand the tweaks you're making to your pitching/hitting mechanics in practice. Teammates can offer a unique set of eyes and ears to help you develop as a player. Teammates make you a better player, and arguably a better overall human.

But teammates are not just limited to athletic teams. You can be a part of your gym team, work team, volunteer team, church team, friend team; the options are endless. What’s important about your team is this: Are they people that push you to be a better version of yourself? Do they create a positive, motivating atmosphere but also call you out when you’re out of line?

How do we use teams in our Made 2 Move treatment and programming?

At Made 2 Move, we pride ourselves in offering individualized athletic training programs that are catered to your individual needs. However, there is something to be said for the team aspect of training. It gives you an extra spark in the weight room when you're on your last set of squats and you look to your right and see your teammate giving it his all in his last set of squats. It's motivating. Iron sharpens Iron.

This is the reason why we structure our team weight lifting programs in two parts: core team lifts and individualized lifts. Being a part of a team provides a unique opportunity to have 20 other people holding you accountable for how hard you work. It's why businesses often love hiring former athletes. They've been trained to work hard and push others to be better. Teammates push you to reach another gear.

You have good games and bad games as an athlete, just as you have good moments and bad moments in school, work, and life. It's part of being a human. Being a consistently good teammate helps you endure the bad and relish the good. Teammates pick up the slack when you have a bad night at the plate and they're the first to circle around home plate after you hit a walk-off to win it. Without your teammates support, you are likely to get overwhelmed by the highs and lows of competition.

The Made 2 Move Team

We have our team of PTs, but we also see our patients as members of our team. Our therapists lean on each other for professional support and value our patients feedback on what worked and didn’t work for them treatment wise. If Dr. Rachel needs some advice for a patient of hers, she knows she has a team of 5 other PTs she can lean on for knowledge and professional support.

Froom our girls soccer strength camps to our ACL performance lab to our weightlifting team, we have a team for almost any patient that is coming to see us at Made 2 Move.

Know that when you start PT at Made 2 Move, you’re joining a team of motivated PTs and patients that are working alongside you to push you towards the best movement and overall health possible.

This is a big reason why one of our favorite mantas at Made 2 Move is, "Make a teammate better today." It puts the focus on someone else rather than yourself. Work hard for the person beside you because you would want them to do the same for you. You are in the same boat. Win together, lose together. How can you concentrate on being a good teammate this week?

For a consultation or to set up an appointment, email us at frontdesk@made2movept.com or stop by our clinic today! We can’t wait to have you on our team.