Pain&Rehab

The Fix for Back and Knee Pain

People are often surprised about the treatments for low back and knee pain. The therapist will probably spend some time addressing the place that hurts, but then most of the session is dedicated to exercises that seem unrelated to the knee or back. That’s because...

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FitnessPain&Rehab

The Glute and Core Guide

We learned it from Chubbs… “It’s all in the hips.” When looking across all athletic performance this rings true. That’s because the hips are the powerhouse for the human body. The hip is a combination of big movers and smaller stabilizers that work together to...

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Swimming

Swimmer’s 30 Day Plan to End Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is beating up too many swimmers.  But with the right tools and plan, you can strike back.  A proven plan that has worked with swimmers of all levels includes these 3 steps: Get Ahead of the Pain Nagging shoulder pain is wrecking your mechanics....

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Crossover 101Fitness

End Your Pain by Retraining Your Brain

By: C. Shante Cofield, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF-L1 As Perry Nickelston of Stop Chasing Pain always says, Pain is a request for change. Meaning your shoulder doesn’t hurt for no good reason! The nervous system senses a problem and is asking for you to fix it. Notice I...

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Fitness

How Strong Do You Need To Be For Kipping Pull-Ups?

Does the kipping pull-up add enough benefit to outweigh the increased injury risk? For the person with zero interest in pushing that level of intensity, no, it’s simply not worth it…. But if an athlete at any level is feeling the kipping mojo, it’s a really great movement to develop athleticism and coordination, overall strength, and most importantly an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. So should every noob be allowed to swing like a banshee? Definitely not! But neither should the Games hopeful without exhibiting the following prerequisites, one of which is not X number of strict pull-ups. Read More
Baseball

Are You Prepared For The Season?

Are we able to predict arm injuries before they occur? Turns out, we might be able to. A 5-year MLB Study concluded that Preseason weakness of External Rotation and Supraspinatus strength is a predictor of in-season throwing-related injury. Read More
Baseball

Get Tommy John Velo Gains Without Surgery

“30% of coaches, 51% of players, and 37% of parents believe Tommy John surgery should be performed in the absence of elbow injury to enhance performance” (Ahmad, et al.) But you can actually get all the same gains faster by doing this instead. Read More
Baseball

The New Prescription for Arm Care

The power of arm care is incredibly understated simply because it’s done so poorly. An effective system doesn’t just “loosen up” the arm before games, but rather it should be a daily ritual of repair, development, and maintenance around the entire shoulder complex. Read More