Category Archives for physical therapy

How to Create Circuits for Strong Resilient Shoulders

I see a lot of shoulder pain in my clinical practice.  It probably rivals low back pain with the most common injury I end up treating (Low back pain is more common in the general population).  For this

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6 Step Guide to Prevent and Treat Extension Based Lower Back Pain (Part 2)

Welcome back.  So in the first installment we broke down: What extension based lower back pain is Which movements have the potential to cause it Compensations that lead to overextension and potential

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5 Common Causes of Extension Based Lower Back Pain (Part 1)

We all know that lifting with a rounded lower back can certainly cause some lower back pain.  What’s also important to wrap your head around is that many people don’t have trouble with lumbar

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Is Weighted Mobilization for the Thoracic Spine a Bad Idea?

Foam rolling for the thoracic spine is a good intervention for improving thoracic spine motion.  I use it for myself, patients and athletes regularly.  However, should we be adding weight to the movement?

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3 Great Lower Trapezius Exercises You’ve Never Thought Of

So the scapulae are kind of a big deal.  They help us do cool stuff in the gym and help keep our shoulders healthy.  What goes on in the shoulder blade is very important from a shoulder impingement

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How To Coach and Progress Jumping Variations – Part 4: Advanced Single Leg Jumping

In Part 3 we covered advanced double leg jumping and progressions.  In part 4 we’ll focus on advanced single leg jumping and progressions.  These are the progressions I like to use after athletes

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How To Coach and Progress Jumping Variations – Part 3: Advanced Double Leg Jumping

In part 3 we’ll focus on more advanced double leg jumping and progressions.  These are the progressions I like to use after athletes have mastered the basics in part 1.  Before moving on, here

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How To Coach and Progress Jumping Variations – Part 2: Single Leg Jumping

In Part 1 we covered double leg jumping and progressions and explained how to progress jumping with athletes.  In part 2 we’ll focus on single leg jumping and progressions.  I generally start

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How To Coach and Progress Jumping Variations – Part 1: Double Leg Jumping

As I’ve mentioned in a few posts in the past I’ve been working with a lot of doctorate students finishing their clinical affiliations lately.  I mentioned in my last post about students not

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Which Ankle Mobility Drill is Best for Me?

https://youtu.be/auR8avcD1m4 Some time back I came out with this video showing an easy assessment for ankle mobility.  Ankle mobility is essential for technique during deep squats, pistols, lunge and

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Shoulder Pain and Dyskinesia: Correcting Medial Border Prominence During Pushups

I’ve been reading and listening to probably what is more than a healthy amount of scapular research and rehabilitation lately.  It’s great for me because I’m currently working with a

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Shoulder Pain Rehabilitation: How to Progress Exercises For Shoulder Pain in Athletes Part 2: Open Chain

To recap from last week, as therapists sometimes I feel as if we lack in our exercise selection for certain athletes trying to return to sport.  We do a good job of finding evidence based EMG exercises

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