Paul is the the only player in NCAA history to lead the nation in rebounding for three consecutive years. He was selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round (47th overall) of the 2006 NBA draft and averaged 7 points and 5 rebounds per game during his rookie season. Shortly after his rookie season, Paul and then teammate Ronnie Brewer became the first Jazz players to start testing and training at P3.
Paul came to us with limited power in movement and reporting significant knee and back pain, which had bothered him throughout his college career and first season in the NBA. During his initial evaluation it was clear that Paul had major biomechanical issues at the ankle and hip which caused poor ground foot interactions and lead to compensatory motion in the lumbar spine, and thus caused his knee and back pain.
Much of our work with Paul has emphasized ankle dorsiflexion to achieve better ground foot interactions, hip relaxation to achieve a full range of motion, and stability work to shift demand from back to hip. This has enabled Paul to interact with the ground in a much safer (reduced jump landing force across knee joint by 30%) and more efficient manner.
Through training Paul has increased his overall power by a significant margin, his ability to get in and out of cuts, accelerate from a small movement to top velocity very quickly and improved his second jump considerably.
Passed over by every team but Utah on draft night, Paul is now one of the top power forwards in the Western Conference. His on court production has improved every year and he has been extremely durable, never missing more than 6 games in a season.