THE GENESIS OF PHASE IV
In 1980, Robert Forster, PT started his physical therapy business with a single client who would be later known throughout the world as Flo-Jo: the world’s fastest female sprinter. Florence Griffith Joyner’s Olympic gold medal record stands unbeaten. Since then, Forster has been treating and training world-class and recreational athletes with his proprietary formula for success: PHASE IV. At the Forster Physical Therapy Clinic in Santa Monica, California, rehabilitation of injury takes place in three phases. The fourth phase of rehabilitation: PHASE IV, optimizes individualized health, fitness, nutrition, injury prevention, weight management, and performance under one roof in an exercise laboratory where metabolic and structural science are inseparable. PHASE IV Scientific Health and Performance Center also in Santa Monica, is considered the “Whole Solution” to health and fitness, and is an international destination for performance athletes.
PERIODIZATION: THE PHASE IV PEAKRIGHT© PROCESS
Through their work with elite athletes, Olympic gold medalists, some of the best coaches and most respected strength, conditioning, and nutrition experts in the world: PHASE IV’s staff has seen and studied first-hand the most successful programs in existence. This is how we learned and embraced The Principles of Periodization. These Principles are scientifically proven to achieve results for world-class athletes, or anyone desiring to improve their health. Developed in the early 1950s by Eastern bloc sports scientists seeking to develop world-dominating Olympic athletes, Periodization is now the most widely utilized training technique among professional and elite athletes. When strength, power, speed, endurance and diet make the difference between winning and losing, research has shown Periodization to be significantly more effective than non-periodized programs. By combining injury prevention and health maintenance programs with Periodization scientific training techniques, PHASE IV is the realization of Forster’s vision of providing real solutions to people of all ages and abilities achieve a healthier life. PHASE IV provides a comprehensive approach to your individual life, health, and fitness needs.