Shoulder Rehab Phase 4: Return to Activity or Sport

Phase 4: Return to Throwing Phase 4 of the rehabilitation program encompasses the progression and continuation of the ITP and is designed to systemically allow the athlete to progress to unrestricted throwing activities. It is important for the clinician to continuously monitor and assess the athlete’s mechanics and intensity of effort throughout the throwing program. Position players progress throughout the throwing …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR, Part 1

According to a 2012 study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, 20% of athletes who return to play following ACLR re-injure within the first 2 years. Further, Wiggins et al Am J Sport Med 2016 showed that one in four youths who tear their ACL will suffer another ACL injury at some point throughout their athletic career. With odds like this, …

Dr Trent Nessler Personal Trainer Physical Therapist

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

Phase 3- Rehab Exercises for Overhead Athletes

Shoulder Rehab Phase 3: Advanced Strengthening Phase The advanced strengthening phase is designed to initiate aggressive strengthening exercises, augment power and endurance, advance functional drills, and gradually initiate throwing activities. Full shoulder ROM and flexibility should be maintained throughout this phase; failure to maintain motion and flexibility at this point is a potential pitfall that can result in recurrent symptoms. Muscle fatigue has been shown to decrease neuromuscular …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Phase 2- Rehab Exercises for Overhead Athletes

Phase 2: Intermediate Phase Along with progression of the strengthening program, the goals of the second phase in dealing with patients with shoulder pain, is to increase the flexibility, mobility, and ROM of the shoulder joint complex and enhance the patients’ overall neuromuscular control. An EMG data driven exercise program designed by Wilk et al, the Thrower’s Ten, is implemented during this stage to permit a …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

4 Phases of Rehab Exercise for Overhead Athletes

The rehabilitation of the shoulder has evolved over the past 20 years. In the past, the rehab program focused on strengthening the rotator cuff muscles. Then Dr. Kibler and others taught us to also treat the scapular muscles and scapula posture. Since then numerous articles have been published suggesting GIRD (glenohumeral joint internal rotation deficit) was the cause of shoulder …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Rising Infertility Rates – What We Know and What To Do, Part 1

Rising Infertility – What We Know and What To Do In 1978, in vitro fertilization was an achievement. However, infertility has become so much more prevalent, and now fertility treatments are big business. It raises the question: Is this an industry because people are less patient about making babies, or is there a real fertility concern here? There are two …

Diet-Induced Acidosis: Is It Real and Relevant to your clients?

The article below discusses some important points on the topic of diet-induced acidosis, that we should all be aware of as Health and Fitness professionals when looking at the effects of our client’s diets on their ability to recover from injury, reduce pain and avoid disease. I’ve pulled a few brief highlights, but if you’d like to read more, the …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com

Could the origin of all pain stem from Inflammation?

Whether we’re talking about acute or chronic pain, peripheral or central pain, nociceptive or neuropathic pain… whether the pain is sharp, dull, aching, burning, stabbing, numbing or tingling, there’s a theory proposed by the researchers below that all pain arises from inflammation and the inflammatory response within the body. Could this mean that a consistent effort to help our patients …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com

Importance of Antioxidants, Phytochemicals and Fiber for Optimal Health

A Scientific White Paper Research on the Importance of Antioxidants, Phytochemicals and Fiber for Achieving Optimal Health and Longevity An Official Publication of: Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC Introduction Most of us have heard that diets high in fruits and vegetables can help us lose weight, reduce our risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, cataracts, macular degeneration, osteoporosis, arthritis …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com

Exacerbation of Inflammation by Aggressive Cold Therapy: Preventing Microcellular Ice Crystal Injury

Exacerbation of Inflammation by Aggressive Cold Therapy: Preventing Microcellular Ice Crystal Injury. An Alternative to Conventional R.I.C.E. Therapy Stuart Tomares, M.D. Abstract Exposure to sub-0°C temperatures has long been known to cause mammalian tissue damage and cell death (frostbite). The biological mechanisms of such injury were elucidated in the 1970s and 1980s in research into the viability of cold storage …

Dr. Stuart Tomares

Doctor of Medicine, Founder and CEO of übertherm LLC