The mission of the Department of Sports Medicine and Men’s Basketball Athletic Trainer Brad Floy is to provide the complete healthcare for the student-athlete. Floy is on the forefront of the latest trends and technology in sports medicine and performance. He provides daily access to the team including injury prevention, management, and rehabilitation; and ensuring the highest level of medical coverage for all Iowa men’s basketball student-athletes.
The sports medicine team is composed of orthopedic surgeons from the University of Iowa Sports Medicine Center as well as primary care physicians that specialize in family practice, emergency medicine, and pediatrics.
The sports medicine team is composed of orthopedic surgeons from the University of Iowa Sports Medicine Center as well as primary care physicians that specialize in family practice, emergency medicine and pediatrics.
The sports medicine team has at their disposal the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics that encompasses physicians representing all other medical and surgical disciplines. With an orthopedic surgery department that U.S. News & World Report ranks among the nation’s top 10, the best possible care is available for all student-athletes.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
Strength and conditioning coach provides year-round comprehensive, men’s basketball-specific training programs for each member of the Hawkeyes. Each program focuses on many components including: strength, aerobic and anaerobic endurance, flexibility, coordination, speed, agility and power. Coach Bill Maxwell also consults with the nutrition, sports medicine, and sport science staff to develop the individual strength and conditioning programs. This cohesive relationship ensures that men’s basketball student-athletes have every opportunity to maximize their performance potential. Additionally, access to state-of-the art performance technology provides instant feedback ranging from training loads, jump power, height, and velocity, which ultimately prepares players for the loads endured throughout their career as a Division I athlete and beyond professionally.
Carver-Hawkeye Arena is the home of the men’s basketball program. This 10,000 square-foot facility is home to our strength staff and sport science department.
The University of Iowa Sports Nutrition department is setup with one goal in mind: to provide the latest evidenced-based sports nutrition information that can be easily, effectively, and safely put into action to ultimately help our student-athletes to improve their health and performance.
Sports Nutrition is a cornerstone element to enable our student-athletes to be resilient to the academic and sporting demands.
Director of Sports Nutrition Nicole White is responsible for the development and coordination of optimal nutritional services at Iowa and for the nutritional development and care of student-athletes. White provides direction and communicates the value of nutrition programs specifically designed to promote their health and performance.
The mission of the University of Iowa Sport Psychology team is to promote mental well-being, safety, and optimal performance in all aspects of student-athlete life. Staff Psychologist Aubrette Kinne and Sport Psychology Services provide confidential personal counseling, performance psychology services, and psychological rehabilitation from injury. Additionally, they provide consultation to coaching, medical, strength training, and administrative staff. Mental skills training and team building activities are also available for teams. Collaboration with other staff is encouraged as appropriate.