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OA Centers for Orthopaedics - Parisi Speed School

Our 2018 Chief Uniform Sponsor and Partner

About OA

 

OA is the chief sponsor for the River Rat Organization for the 2018 season!  This makes the 3rd year in a row that we have partnered with them and we couldn't be happier!

OA is the premier orthopedic practice in Maine. Our highly specialized physicians are experienced in the latest diagnostic techniques and treatment options available. Our specialty orthopedic centers offer you the best patient experience and most comprehensive orthopedic care under one roof. At our Portland center and supporting satellite centers in Windham, Saco and Brunswick, OA sees over 60,000 patient visits a year. That means OA performs more orthopedic procedures than any other practice in Maine. Whether you're an elite athlete with a serious injury or a writer with carpal tunnel syndrome – the OA team will help you return to an active lifestyle quickly and safely. OA, a physician owned practice, is committed to providing you with the highest level of orthopedic care possible. This commitment is one reason why OA maintains such high patient satisfaction levels.

OA offers River Rat Athletes the following;

  • OA will provide rapid access to our athletes to be evaluated by the sports medicine physician team. They have locations in Portland, Saco, Windham and Brunswick.
  • OA will also provide our athletes with preferred evaluation scheduling for OA Physical Therapy services. * Athletes will be responsible for costs of all physical therapy services.
  • OA will also provide our organization with the most current injury prevention information thru seminars specifically designed for baseball players!

For a full list of services, please open and review document below.

About OA Parisi Speed School

 

The Parisi Speed School is the nation’s leader in performance enhancement training. Having trained over 500,000 athletes and producing 1st round draft picks in every major sport including Olympic Gold and Silver medalists the Parisi training methods are second to none. The OA Performance Center and the Parisi Speed School have partnered to create Northern New England’s finest speed, strength, and agility training facility for athletes. This modern training facility features nationally recognized and certified training staff as well as the industry’s most cutting edge strength and performance enhancement training equipment. The Parisi Speed School offers a variety of individual training packages, customized team training, speed camps, as well as educational clinics for athletes, trainers and coaches. At Parisi Speed School, athletes get faster, stronger, more confident.

For more information about the Parisi Speed School including how you can experience one of our classes for free please call (207) 710-5509.

OA Parisi Speed School will offer the following discounts to River Rat Spring Travel Players for the 2015 season!

  • A reduced rate for Southern Maine River Rat Spring Travel Athletes to join OA Parisi Speed School membership program. River Rat players will pay $89/month for unlimited training sessions with no annual commitment. (normally $169/month with no commitment or $99/month with a 1 year commitment). *You must be on a 2018 River Rat Spring travel roster to receive this discount.

OA Staff

Stan Skolfield

Stan Skolfield is a certified athletic trainer and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He specializes in the injured throwing athlete and returning them back to competition. He has been with OA since 2000. He is currently the Manager of the OA Performance Center as well as Athletic Training Services.

 

Motivating and empowering the lives of our community’s youth through the restoration and optimization of health provides me with the highest level of personal and professional fulfillment.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • USAW Olympic Lifting Coach Level 1

Professional Memberships

  • National Athletic Trainers Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association

Education & Training

  • University of Southern Maine, BS, Gorham, ME

Other

  • Athletic Trainer, Waynflete School (2000-2003)
  • Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning coach, Boston Red Sox (1996-2000)
  • Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of Southern Maine (1997-1999)
  • OA/Maine Medical Center Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship training program, Sports Performance instructor

Continuing Education Units

  • Parisi Franchise Summit (Presenter), 2016
  • Sequencing and Exercise Progression of Postural Restoration, 2016
  • Polar Bear Sports Medicine Conference (Presenter), 2016
  • IHRSA Annual Convention and International Trade Show, 2016
  • The 67th Eastern Athletic Trainers Association Conference and Clinical Symposium, 2015

Adam Tielinen

Adam is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, a certified level 1 golf fitness instructor for Titleist, and certified for precision nutrition and functional movement screen certified. Adam specializes in training the overhead athlete, utilizing proven methods to improve the athletes’ rotator cuff health, mobility, velocity, strength and speed.

 

I have a passion for athletics, and nothing makes me feel better than using my knowledge and enthusiasm for  strength and conditioning to help athletes and anybody who wants to be better at their sport or activity.”

Licenses & Certifications

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Precision Nutrition and Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

Education & Training

  • University of Maine, BS in kinesiology and physical education, Orono, ME

Other

  • Training work for Maine Premier Soccer, Maine Coast United Soccer, Maine Select Hockey, Tri-Athletes
  • Designed and assisted in United States Tennis Association (USTA) sanctioned events where he performed strength and speed tests for high school tennis players
  • Speaking engagements at Maine AHPERD, the NSCA Maine Symposium, the PGA Maine Chapter, and the Tri For a Cure

Continuing Education Units

  • Perform Better Functional Training Summit, 2016
  • Polar Bear Sports Medicine Conference (Presenter), 2016
  • Cressey Performance Elite Baseball Mentorship, 2014
  • Perform Better Functional Training Summit, 2014
  • Pitchapalooza Pitching Seminar – Tennessee, 2014

 

Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).  He is also a Certified Level 1 USA Weightlifting Coach through United States Weightlifting (USAW). Kevin graduated with a BS in Exercise and Sports Science from Ursinus College with a minor in Coaching. Prior to joining the team at the OA Performance Center, Kevin worked as a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor at the Casco Bay YMCA, working with people of all ages and ability levels. He also worked in the LL Bean Wellness Department, teaching classes and programming for full time LL Bean employees. While in college, Kevin completed a 300 hour internship in a Physical Therapy Clinic with a focus on corrective exercise and injury rehabilitation.

Kevin attended Brunswick High School and competed in soccer, basketball, and baseball, and earned First Team All-Conference as a junior and senior on the baseball team. After high school, he continued his baseball career at Ursinus College, where he was a catcher for four years. He now acts as the head JV and assistant varsity coach at Brunswick High School, working predominately with hitters and catchers.

My love for athletics and helping people achieve goals gets me excited to come to work every day. No matter what your goals may be, dedication, hard work and a willingness to learn are the keys to achieving them.”

Education & Training

  • Ursinus College, BS in Exercise and Sports Science, minor in Coaching
  • Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor, Casco Bay YMCA
  • LL Bean Wellness Department, Employee Class and Program Instructor

Continuing Education Units

  • Method Metabolic, The Method CRA Platform Training Certification, 2017
  • Applied Techniques of Manual Therapy, Comprehensive Treatment of the Shoulder, Great Lakes Seminars, 2017
  • NSCA Maine State Strength and Conditioning Conference, 2016
  • NSCA New England Regional Strength and Conditioning Conference, 2014
  • NSCA Maine State Strength and Conditioning Conference, 2014

Article By Adam Tielinen (Off Season Goals)

Off Season Goals

By: Adam Tielinen BS,CSCS,

Have you ever heard the saying, “Champions are made in the off season”? I’m sure you have or at least have heard something similar to that before. The off season is a pivotal time for baseball as it’s a time for players to prepare themselves for the upcoming year. But here lies a problem.   When is the offseason for baseball? With the school season usually starting around mid to late April followed by summer ball, fall ball and indoor leagues, baseball has slowly become a year round sport.  Not to mention all the camps and showcases on top of that. For most, it’s a host of great opportunities to play, get instruction and improve.  For others, it can be recipe for disaster! With all that throwing, a young, unprepared player can become injured and unable to play. It’s important to devise a strategy mapping out when it’s time to play as well as when it’s time to put the ball down and do something else.

To help get you started, here is an outlined action plan to help ensure you’re on the right track to staying healthy and in the game

  • Take time off - Map out a timeline of when you plan to take time off from throwing. For example, middle school and high school players that I work with stop throwing after their last fall ball game and don’t pick up a ball until the first of January.
  • Identify – Address – Correct – possible physical constraints -   Seek out a professional to find out why your arm gets sore or why your knee and back hurt after hitting or throwing.
  • Build a bigger motor – Get stronger!! Benefits include: A healthier body that can throw harder and more efficiently, run faster, jump higher and hit further. Who doesn’t want that?!
  • Build a world class warm up – Design a warm up that you can do before you throw or workout.  On or off the field. It doesn’t matter. High performance never comes from an athlete who isn’t properly warmed up.
  • Have the right mindset – Establish routines. Get your mind right by staying positive, respecting not only those around you but yourself as well. Act the part. Be a professional and have fun. It’s a process!
  • Have a throwing program– A proper throwing program progresses the player gradually over several weeks not only working on increasing distance and number of throws, but also emphasizing drill work to improve deficiencies in their throwing motion. Don’t just pick up a ball and start throwing. Throw with intent.
  • Establish recovery methods – Learn about proper eating habits. Hydrate. Stretch more. Get an adequate amount of sleep.  You need to keep the machine running smooth!

A glimpse at the baseball board in our weight room. A 7 step action plan accompanied with throwing drills;

Adam Tielinen is currently a Sports Performance Coach at the OA Performance Center in Saco, Maine. He holds a BS in Kinesiology and Physical Education from the University of Maine and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)..