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

Fitness reminders for you and your clients

Fitness reminders for you and your clients How often have you seen or heard your client make a comment about one or more of the following mistakes? As a personal trainer and group instructor I see common mistakes that can keep individuals from reaching their goals or even cause injury. It is so important to communicate and remind our clients how to have a …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

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

How do you turn Buy-In from your clients into action

NOTE: The following, used with permission of the author, is excerpted from the Conscious Coaching Field Guide by Brett Bartholomew. This field guide is a companion piece to Bartholomew’s book, Conscious Coaching: The Art & Science of Building Buy-In, which is mentioned at the bottom of this piece. “Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes …

Brett Bartholomew

Founder of The Bridge Human Performance

June Workout of the Month

June’s workout of the month features one of our newest products, the 3ACT Slide! The 3ACT Slide reinvents the idea of a traditional linear slideboard in a functional, fun, easy-to-use tool for all fitness levels. Perform each exercise for :35 seconds with :15 seconds of rest in between. Complete as many rounds as possible in 30 mins. Do not lift your feet off the …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

Sales Manager at ELIVATE Fitness, Level 1 CrossFit Coach and Founder/Co-Owner, Coach at The Bar Athletics