• 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...
  • An Easy Rehab Exercise Progression for Neck Pain

    There’s a plethora of research showing that training the neck and scapular musculature is beneficial for people with neck pain.  Protocols that involve motor control training, strength and endurance for the deep neck flexors and musculature like the serratus anterior, rhomboids and low / mid trapezius are generally helpful.  Here...
  • Restoring Hyperextension and Quad Strength After ACL and Stretching Loose Shoulders

    On this episode of the #AskMikeReinold show we talk about restoring knee extension after ACL surgery, why the quads are important after ACL surgery, and how we stretch loose shoulders. To view more episodes, subscribe, and ask your questions, go to http://mikereinold.com/askmikereinold. Listen and Subscribe to the Podcast If...
  • How to Assess Overhead Mobility: Part 1

    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 up a huge part of my treatment for both treatment, prevention and performance.  This will be part of an in...
  • Introducing the Insiders Online Mentoring Program

    Here’s the Problem The idea of “bridging the gap” between therapy and performance is increasingly more popular.  Therapists are treating more people in the fitness population and starting to realize the importance of strengthening and conditioning as it applies to our patients.   Coaches are beginning to realize the...
  • A Simple Modification for Kipping Pull-ups You’ve Never Tried

    So last week I leaked some of my favorite modifications for C-kip and Butterfly Pull-ups.  In case you missed them I’ll post them below: Butterfly: I really wanted to make a blog post about how people get hurt and why it’s so important for people to modify these movements....
  • How to Rehab Your Athletes Back to Kipping Pullups – Part 2

    In last week’s article we talked about: How to restore full shoulder range of motion Teaching hanging position Phase 1: Beginner hanging exercises to build tissue capacity In this article we’ll expand on last week’s article: Phase 2: Advanced hanging exercises to build tissue capacity How to modify difficulty of...