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, …

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

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

Recorded Webinar – Effective Chronic Inflammation Support Protocol: Why it’s important to really understand and address inflammation

Stay up to date on the latest health and wellness topics with the new ELIVATE webinar series. From innovative treatment techniques to business best practices, the ELIVATE webinar series will provide FREE continuing education from some of Healthcare’s most respected thought leaders and researchers. Date: Thursday, July 26 at 1:30pm EST Cost: FREE Title: Effective Chronic Inflammation Support Protocol: Why it’s important …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

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

Recorded Webinar – Blood Flow Restriction Webinar Recording

Stay up to date on the latest health and wellness topics with the new ELIVATE webinar series. From innovative treatment techniques to business best practices, the ELIVATE webinar series will provide FREE continuing education from some of Healthcare’s most respected thought leaders and researchers. Date: Thursday, July 12th at 2pm EST Cost: FREE Title: Everything you need to know about Blood …

How does blood flow restriction training really work?

Blood flow restriction training, or BFR training, is an exercise modality that uses a manipulation of the body’s circulatory system in combination with lightweight exercise to achieve training results similar to high intensity strength training (traditional heavy weight lifting). Key advantages of the system are: Light weights = less risk of muscle strain or joint injury Light loads = less …