Everton have re-enlisted the help of a man who delivers a radical form of sports science to help players recover faster.
The ECHO understands that Inge Jarl Clausen has been working at Finch Farm over the course of the past week to aid the recuperation and performance of certain squad members.
Everton have just come through a tough run of games where they played four times in 10 days over the festive period.
Clausen has worked with Blues’ players on and off since 2013 where he was first asked to help Seamus Coleman during a period where the full-back was picking up regular injuries.
Coleman is said to have seen dramatic improvements in his form and fitness after working with Clausen during the 2013-14 season.
The Norwegian’s expertise have been utilised by the highly-respected Dan Donachie, the club’s Head of Therapy Services, who is known for his use of cutting edge techniques and practices.
Clausen is believed to be just one of five practitioners in the world to use what is known as Vegetative Training which claims to, among many things, remove tension in the body, help heal old injuries, improve co-ordination, focus and vitality in double-quick time.
The Germany-based therapist has also worked with Manchester City, clubs in La Liga as well as cyclists riding in the Tour De France and Olympic athletes.
An 80-year-old technique, Vegetative Training has been described as a “paradigm shift” in sports medicine.