Training Athletes and Patients for Explosive Strength

Training Athletes for Explosive Strength

Since strength training was first studied as a method for preparing strength and power athletes for competition, it has been recognized that peak force takes some time to reach. And yet some athletic movements are completed in just 100 – 150ms. Therefore, the rate at which force is developed is likely at least as important for athletes as maximum strength. Training …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Common Yoga Injuries and How They Can Be Treated or Avoided with RockTape

Common Yoga Injuries and How They Can Be Treated or Avoided with RockTape

Yoga is incredibly popular all over the world, especially in the US. Yoga Journal’s 2012 study showed that 20.4 million Americans practiced yoga, spending $10.3 billion per year on classes, equipment, clothing, yoga vacations and media. The study also found that 82% of American yoga practitioners were female, 63% fell within the age range of 18-44, 45% of survey responders considered themselves to …

Stuart Wilson

Stuart Wilson

MS, PT, Master Instructor, RockTape

Corrective exercise programming for ACL injury prevention

Corrective Exercise Programming for ACL Injury Prevention

Preventing ACL injuries and keep your clients active through corrective exercise programming Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common among young female athletes occurring at a conservative estimate of 38,000 per year. With the cost of a surgical repair ranging between $17,000-$25,000 (2), the economic impact is significant not to mention the long term sequela to the …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CSCS, CES, PES, founder of WebExercises

Nutritional Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tears

Nutritional Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tears: Part I

I treat a lot of tennis players with shoulder pain, usually from rotator cuff issues as a result of repetitive stress from overhead motions and overuse. My goal is always to get them back on the court quickly without drugs, injections or surgery if possible. Conventional treatment of rotator cuff injuries typically call for powerful prescription anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers. …

Dr. Robert Silverman

Dr. Robert Silverman

DC, MS, CNS, CCN, CSCS, CKTP, CES, CIISN, DACBN, DCBCN, HKC, SASTM

Having a Positive Relationship with Health and Wellness

A Positive Relationship with Health and Wellness

It’s no secret that as Americans, we often overspend, overeat and work more hours compared to those living in other countries. While exercising is (obviously) an extremely healthy habit, we can sometimes over-do that, too. We all know people who make working out a top priority, but you don’t want to see your clients burning themselves out when it comes to being active. …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Ankle Sprains

Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are the most common injury in sports and physical activity, estimating to be about 25% of all injuries across sports. Of all ankle injuries 85% involve the lateral ankle ligaments. There is strong evidence suggesting you increase risk of re-spraining your ankle two fold within the first year of spraining your ankle. Every year in the US, lateral …

Arash Rex Maghsoodi

Arash Rex Maghsoodi

Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate at the University of Southern California

RockTape Medical Director Dr. Steve Capobianco discusses Kinesiology Taping for Low Back Pain

RockTape Medical Director Dr. Steve Capobianco Discusses Kinesiology Taping for Low Back Pain

How can clinicians integrate kinesiology taping into care plans for low back pain patients? The integration of kinesiology taping can be considered an extension of your hands-on therapy. More and more research is supporting the use of taping to mitigate both acute and chronic back pain (1). By simply applying tape to the affected area, a patient can experience improvement …

Steven Capobianco

Steven Capobianco

Medical Director for RockTape

Youth Sports

Are Adolescent Athletes Prepared for Their Level of Sports Participation?

A great number of present-day adolescent athletes (girls ages 12 to 18 and boys 14 to 18) participate in organized team sports. Many of these young athletes partake in a common theme of sport “specialization” whereby the selection of a specific sport of participation is played year-round, 24/7/365. Many of these young athletes aspire for their sport participation to evolve …

Robert Panariello

Robert Panariello

MS, PT, ATC, CSCS, Founding Partner & Chief Clinical Officer of Professional Physical Therapy

4 Strategies to help your Clients Conquer Sugar Addiction

4 Strategies To Help Your Clients Conquer Sugar Addiction

In May 2016, the FDA announced changes to the nutrition facts food label that appears on all packaged foods and drinks. Starting in 2018, the new label must clearly state how much sugar the manufacturer added to the product and what percentage of the recommended daily maximum that represents. This is a huge improvement over the current label, which lists …

Dr. Robert Silverman

Dr. Robert Silverman

DC, MS, CNS, CCN, CSCS, CKTP, CES, CIISN, DACBN, DCBCN, HKC, SASTM

Woman Running Elivate Fitness

What is Rhabdomyolysis and Why Should You Care?

When Texas Women’s University junior Briley Cole experienced an unusual delayed pain following the annual fitness test for her competitive volleyball team, she knew something was off. Cole was actually one of eight players from her team that wound up hospitalized last year for a rare condition called rhabdomyolysis (also known as rhabdo), which, in their case, was induced by …

Dr. Joe Horrigan

Dr. Joe Horrigan

Doctor of Chiropractic, Director of Soft Tissue Center at DISC, co-author of The Seven-Minute Rotator Cuff Solution & Strength and Conditioning and Injury Prevention for Hockey, Board Member of ACBSP