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Shoulder Impingement: Part 2 – What Happens at the Shoulder Joint During Impingement

Updated October 2017 So to recap on the last article, classic impingement of the shoulder is caused by excessive narrowing of the subacromial space, impinging on the structures contained within the space.

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Shoulder Impingement: Part 1 – What It Is and Why It’s Important

Updated October 2017 I recently had the opportunity to speak with one of my professors Mark Butler, a physical therapist I have a lot of respect for.  I asked him what he thought was the most common

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Lessons and Reflections from 2017

One of my favorite mentors is a health and wellness professional by the name of Paul Chek.  One of Paul’s biggest teachings is being able to live your dream and with it living to be the best version

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Does Foam Rolling Increase Long Term Flexibility?

Recently I’ve heard a lot of hatred and negative talk toward foam rolling.  A common reason for this is the plethora of research coming out about foam rolling having short term effects when it comes

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3 Principles of Movement and Meditation

This guest post here was written by a good friend and mentor of mine, Seth Oberst.  Seth is the guy I call when I have a tough chronic pain patient I'm stuck with and can't progress.  He always

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How to Perform Dips and Push-ups Without Hurting Your Shoulders

Technique is obviously an important part of improving someone's strength and performance but it's also vital when trying to prevent future shoulder injuries.  As physical therapists Dave and I see

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Peak Shoulder Performance is Finally Available!

Dave Tilley and I are excited to finally announce the launch of our newest digital product, Peak Shoulder Performance!!! Dave and I have spent the past several years learning how to best treat and prevent

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4 Step Checklist for Battle Ready Shoulders

Dr. Dave Tilley and I have worked with a boatload of olympic lifters, powerlifters, gymnasts, bodybuilders and fitness athletes with painful shoulders.  It’s probably the most common injury we see.

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Understanding The Shoulder Pain Epidemic in CrossFit Athletes (Part 4: Programming and Periodization)

So in the last article in our series we spoke on the importance of total volume with particular focus on spikes in training in avoiding injury.  Hopefully this already sparked some ideas on how to start

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7 Reasons Why Your Shoulders Get Hurt in the Gym: Part 2

In last week’s post we spoke about the 1st 4 reasons why people’s shoulders get hurt in the gym. Poor rotator cuff strength Too much total pressing volume Not enough balance with pressing

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Pelvic Structure, Persistent Quad Atrophy, and Stretching with Shoulder Impingement

On this episode of the #AskMikeReinold show we talk about the impact of unique pelvic structure, how to deal with persistent quad atrophy, and stretching people with shoulder impingement. To view more

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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

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