Exercise Progression for Posture Month

May Is Posture Month Due to excessive usage of smartphones and tablets, forward head posture seems to have become a major health issue. Use Posture Month as an opportunity to educate your patients on the importance of good posture. You can also utilize our posture challenge to give them a kick-start for a life with more exercise and better posture. …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

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

The Art of Coaching Is Real – Part 3

Over the last two articles, I shared two fundamental truths about the Art of Coaching with you. 1.     The Art of Coaching is real and backed up by decades of research. 2.     The Art of Coaching is the defining variable—any program is only as good as your ability to coach it, and your athlete’s willingness to buy in to it …

Brett Bartholomew

Founder of The Bridge Human Performance

The Art of Coaching Is Real Part 2

Despite the fact that many of our coaching styles may differ (as they should), many of the problems we face and puzzles we need to solve are the same. Let me ask you, how many of the following struggles sound familiar to you: You have athletes or clients who always want to somehow modify the training program you created even …

Brett Bartholomew

Founder of The Bridge Human Performance

From Rehab to Performance, Part 4

Earlier installments of this series of posts from Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance touched on the first segments of an organizational system for caring for patients/clients from table to field: Pain Generator, Motion Segment, Psychomotor Control, Somatosensory Control. Here in Part 4, we’ll move from the clinical to the functional and performance related segments. Fundamental Performance As we start to look …

Sue Falsone

PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports in the US

The Art of Coaching Is as Real as the Science of Training

There are few concepts that have been more misunderstood than the “Art of Coaching.” One of the biggest misconceptions is that the Art of Coaching is nothing but motivational fluff and a “let’s hug it out” mentality. So, to begin, we first need to understand and acknowledge that the Art of Coaching is real. The Art of Coaching is every …

Brett Bartholomew

Founder of The Bridge Human Performance

Bridging the Gap- Part 3- Psychomotor Control

In the last post we discussed the concept of the Pain Generator and the importance of the entire Motion Segment as it relates to Bridging the Gap. In this post we’ll touch on Psychomotor Control, Biopsychosocial Considerations and Somatosensory Control. Psychomotor Control In reviewing psychomotor control, we are concerned with the right tissue firing at the right time as muscles and other …

Sue Falsone

PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports in the US

Do you assess waist and BMI with your clients?

“It’s hard to lose weight but it’s harder to be overweight.”  Waist size and body mass index (BMI) There are a few numbers you should know when finding out if your clients are a healthy size. Weight is just one of them. Waist size is another. Waist size is important because fat can build up around the waist and cause …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Controlling your emotions may play a vital role in Heart Disease

Most of the hearts on display this month are the red, symmetrical Valentine’s variety. But the other kind of heart – the organ, of course! – deserves your attention, too. It’s Heart Month, and while heart disease remains the leading cause of death for American men and women, many of those deaths are preventable. The study here suggests that controlling …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Should you load a painful tendon? The answer might surprise you.

Listen to the insightful lecture below by Professor Jill Cook* to learn more about how you should address painful Achilles and patellar tendinopathies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kKzoi8Zrik Professor Jill Cook, physiotherapist, PhD, is a professor in musculoskeletal health in the La Trobe University School of Allied Health in Australia. Her research areas include sports medicine and tendon injury. Since completing her PhD in …

Dr. Leo Kormanik

D.C., M.S., CCSP

Help clients stay injury free during the ski season

ACL injuries are among the most common injuries occurring 100,000–200,000 times per year. Among skiers, recreational alpine skiers have the highest incidence of ACL ruptures. Since the majority of these injuries are non-contact, providing clients with a preventative exercise program can limit their risk for injury. Here are some of our favorite ACL injury prevention exercises: #1: Side Plank with …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

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