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

WBC Corporate Fitness Manager

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

Level 1 CrossFit Coach and Founder/Co-Owner, Coach at The Bar Athletics

5 Tips for Better Posture

With May being National Posture Month, it’s a good time to remind patients that slouchy sitting and bad tech habits are a common cause of back and neck pain as well as headaches and low energy. Once you’ve personally taken the first step towards better posture, it will be easier to help your patients. Look up and adopt new posture …

Dr. Steven Weiniger

Dr. Steve Weiniger

Posture Expert, Author, Speaker, Clinician