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  • How to Modify Squats for Painful Knees and Lower Backs

    In the last video Dr. Ryan Debell and myself talked about modifying deadlift variations to decrease stress on the spine.  In this video Dr. Ryan Debell and myself go over the same simple concept in the squat.  With this knowledge in mind we can easily modify the squat for...
  • The Coaches Guide to Modifying Workouts for Athletes in Pain

    Angelo Sisco is the owner of several Crossfit gyms in Chicago.  Every year he invites Dr. Ryan Debell and myself to speak for his gyms.  It’s an educational summit for his coaches.  This past year Ryan and I met up to collaborate on what we felt is the most powerful...
  • How to Modify Kipping Pull-ups for Painful Shoulders

    Having a solid appreciation of why injuries occur is paramount when trying to rehabilitate athletes back to their sports and to keep them safe.  For example in pitchers we know that the extreme external rotation needed for throwing can leads to problems like internal impingement of the shoulder.  That same...
  • How to Modify Deadlifts for Lower Back Pain

    Lower back pain is an enormous obstacle you’ll undoubtedly encounter as a coach.  Many athletes have trouble with lower back pain when they deadlift.  It makes sense, deadlifting really stresses the low back right?  Of course.  Most coaches deal with this on a regular basis. The trouble comes when...
  • Things I Read and So Should You

    This week’s Things I read and So Should You comes from Dave Durante, Kieran O’Sullivan and Ben Kibler. Insider’s Updates This month’s Insiders webinar is a thorough step by step process of how I assess overhead mobility.  I’ve written a lot in the past about overhead mobility.  It makes...
  • Are General Orthopedic Screens A Missing Tool in Your Toolbox?

    I remember back in physical therapy school we used to do balance screens for the elderly in our community.  It was such an awesome idea.  We could easily assess risk of falls in our elderly patients and give some easy exercises to follow to reduce their risk of a...
  • Restoring GIRD, Weighted Balls During Rehab, and PRI for Shoulder Motion

    On this episode of the #AskMikeReinold show we have another baseball related episode.  We talk about restoring GIRD (lose of shoulder IR), using weighted balls during the rehab process, and discuss some PRI techniques for shoulder motion. To view more episodes, subscribe, and ask your questions, go to http://mikereinold.com/askmikereinold....
  • How to Assess Overhead Mobility: Part 2

    This month’s Insiders webinar is a continuation of last month’s series on assessing overhead mobility.  Last time we went through the step by step process of how I assess overhead mobility.  This month I go over the specific manual techniques I like to use with patients and show you exactly...
  • Things I Read and So Should You

    This week’s Things I read and So Should You comes from Dave Tilley, Ryan Debell and Michael Mash. Insider’s Updates This month’s Insiders webinar is a thorough step by step process of how I assess overhead mobility.  I’ve written a lot in the past about overhead mobility.  It makes...