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Treating Scott Panchik’s Neck

A few weeks back I had the opportunity to work with games athlete Scott Panchik during the Power Monkey Fitness camp.  Scott is an amazing athlete and great person and I just wanted to share the experience. Scott

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5 Minute Overhead Mobility

One of the biggest things I focus on clinically in the crossfit athlete (and any other individual that requires full overhead range of motion) is overhead mobility.  I regularly get patients that complain

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The Best Ankle Dorsiflexion Mobility Drills to Fix Your Squat

As you guys are all probably aware of by now, having adequate ankle flexibility is important for achieving a deep squat.  What is important is being able to distinguish between whether you actually have

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How Partnering with a Therapist or Chiropractor can Benefit your Box

The onset of websites like MobilityWOD has built awareness around the benefit of having health care professionals like physical therapists and chiropractors partnering with local boxes.  If you’re

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4 Reasons Physical Therapists and Personal Trainers Need to Communicate

The other day I released an article entitled 10 Critical Principles Physical Therapists Need to Know about Crossfit for Successful Rehabilitation.  I admit, I was a bit ticked off from so many therapists

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FPF Podcast Episode 30: Gymnastics, Crossfit and Safety with Dr. Dave Tilley

This week I get a chance to interview Dr. Dave Tilley.  Dave has a very interesting background as a competitive collegiate gymnast, physical therapist and crossfitter.  This combo allows for some excellent

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The Best Exercises For Crossfit Shoulder Health

As we all know, shoulder health is paramount in crossfit.  From personal experience I’ve found that shoulders tend to be one of the most commonly injured and painful joints in crossfit.  I believe

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FPF Podcast Episode #29: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Pain

Join Rob and I as we talk a bit about one of our favorite topics, pain: How fear, anxiety and beliefs effect how much pain you experience

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10 Critical Principles Physical Therapists Need to Know About Crossfit for Successful Rehabilitation

1) What Crossfit is: I field emails every day with questions about crossfit injuries.  The biggest complaint I hear from these individuals about other physical therapists is that they don’t understand

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Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Level 1 Course Review

If you’ve been following this site for any period of time you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Gray Cook’s concepts.  I’ve been using the functional movement screen (FMS) since

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5 Easy and Effective Stretches for Neck Pain

Generally, research does not support the effectiveness of stretching exercises for pain.  However, the neck is a bit of an exception.  When it comes to neck pain, there is some high quality research

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