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Another Reason Why the Knees Come in During Heavy Squats

In the last article we spoke about the first reason why I believe the knees come in during heavy squats.  I believe this is because the prime movers in the bottom of the squat (adductor magnus) is trying

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Why Do the Knees Come in During Heavy Squat Attempts?

So we’ve all heard that the knees coming in during squatting isn’t really a good thing.  Knee in during squats can increase stress on the lateral (outside) portion of the patellar femoral

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Is It Bad to Round the Lower Back During a Deadlift?

So there is a recent trend in the physical therapy world that, “there are no bad movements, only poorly prepared positions.” The idea is that there is no such thing as “bad” technique

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How Common are Injuries in Olympic Weightlifting, Strongman, Crossfit and Recreational Fitness?

Injuries Happen No matter how smart you train, how good your technique is, how great the program is, sometimes things go awry.  Injuries and pain are really just a part of life.  Can we reduce the risk

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Mindset: A Key Component to Health and Rehab

I’m super excited about today’s post.  It was written by a good friend and mentor of mine, Aline Thompson.  Aline was one of the most influential therapists I’ve had the opportunity

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My Favorite Advanced Rehab Exercises

Hey guys, One challenge for many physical therapists is bridging the gap between basic rehabilitation and getting back to high level training.  The same goes for coaches and trainers.  How do we help

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Does Lack of Sleep Cause Pain?

So sleep is devastatingly important.  We all know this but unfortunately we don’t always value it.  I know atleast for me I tend to put my career in front of sleep frequently and am probably paying

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How I Recovered from Chronic Knee Pain: “Patience, Persistence, and Positive Inputs”

Today’s blog post comes from Leda McDaniel.  Leda is a current Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) candidate at Ohio University and upon graduating in May 2019 is interested in working with patients

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How Often Should I Stretch?

Stretching is a pretty complex topic lately.  I think this is mostly because we’re figuring out that stretching doesn’t really do what we once thought it does.  For example we’re learning

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5 Step Plan to Eliminate Knee Pain and Get Back to Squatting and Weight Lifting

In olympic weightlifting survey data, shoulder and knee injuries are the most common injuries reported.  Given the high volume of loaded squatting during weight lifting, it’s natural that the knee

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Anatomy, Causes and Treatment of Jumper’s Knee (Patellar Tendinopathy) Part 3

So in part 1 we discussed the presentation, causes and anatomy of patellar tendinopathy.  In part 2 we spoke about education, unloading and then reloading.  make sure you go back and read those 2 if

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Anatomy, Causes and Treatment of Jumper’s Knee (Patellar Tendinopathy) Part 2

So in part 1 we discussed the presentation, causes and anatomy of patellar tendinopathy.  In part 2 we’ll dive a little deeper into treatment options for patellar tendinopathy.  So without further

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