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

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

3 Exercises for Lower Extremity Balance, Stability and Control

Whether you’re training high level athletes, rehabbing a knee, ankle or hip injury, or working with an elderly client who’s trying to maintain balance during daily activities, balance trainers are essential tools to have in any clinic or gym. Standing on an unstable surface that challenges multi-directional instability has been proven to increase proprioceptive awareness of the muscles surrounding joints, …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Free Webinar: Elite Athletes to the Everyday Client: Training and Tips from World Surf League Medical Director Dr. Tim Brown

From Elite Athletes to the Everyday Patient/Client Treatment and Training Tips from World Surf League Medical Director Dr. Tim Brown When:            Thursday, September 20, 2:00 pm ET (Register below) DESCRIPTION: Original Medical Director of the Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (AVP) and the current Co-Medical Director of the Pro Surf Tour (ASP/WSL) Dr. Tim Brown will discuss tips, tools and what …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

Co-Medical Director for the World Surf League (formerly the ASP)

Workout of the Month – August

Feel the burn with this 15-minute ab circuit! Customizable for all fitness levels. Preform each exercise for thirty seconds, moving on to the next exercise without a break. Complete the circuit two or more times for a complete abdominal workout.

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Is there such thing as “Perfect Form”…and are you focusing on the wrong cues with your clients?

If you’re a personal or group trainer/coach/instructor and are always stressing the importance of “perfect form,” you might want to re-think your approach. There is absolutely no such thing as perfect form that everyone should be able to perform. We all have different shapes, sizes, strengths, injuries, histories, etc. We are all unique. There is absolutely a goal that we …

Clifton Harski

CF Level 1, CK-FMS, DVRT, RKC

Creating a Customer Service Culture

Let’s visualize your facility as a puzzle, and all the elements that make up your gym are the pieces. Your services are pieces of the puzzle: one piece for personal training, one for group classes, one for cardio…you get the picture. There are also pieces for your products, supplements, equipment, and so on. There are pieces for your competitive and …

Lori Allen

Featured Presenter and Educator

Comparison of vibration rolling, nonvibration rolling, and static stretching

Comparison of vibration rolling, nonvibration rolling, and static stretching as a warm-up exercise on flexibility, joint proprioception, muscle strength, and balance in young adults Chia-Lun Lee, I-Hua Chu, Bo-Jhang Lyu, Wen-Dien Chang & Nai-Jen Chang Journal of Sports Sciences, 2018 ABSTRACT Warm-up is an essential component for optimizing performance before an exercise session. This study investigated that the immediate effects …

Dr. Mike Flores

DC, CCSP, BS