Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR, Part 3

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR, Part 3 In this series we’ve been talking about kinesiophobia (fear of movement) and specifically how this is related to an increase in re-injury risk with athletes returning to play. In the last post, we provided a case study with an athlete who was being assessed for return to sport-specific testing. 19 …

Dr Trent Nessler Personal Trainer Physical Therapist

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

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

Tack and Floss with Dr. Kelly Starrett

Dr. Kelly Starrett discusses how to use a Tack and Floss technique to address and adjust sensitivity and specificity while using the TimTam high-power, high-velocity percussion massager, in attempts to restore blood flow, improve tissue movement and increase range of motion. Delivering over 2,000 strokes per minute, the TimTam Power Massager™ helps break down knots, increase blood flow, and release …

IMG Academy Launches The TimTam Recovery Center

UFC middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre and his trainer, Firas Zahabi, were recently in Bradenton, Fla., for the grand opening of the TimTam Recovery Center at IMG Academy. The Center is the first of many planned for the United States. “TimTam together with IMG Academy aligns us with the top brands in athletics,” said Tom Pepe, managing director of TimTam. “Recovery …

Annie Parker

Nutritionist and Pro Fitness Competitor

What IS Recovery?

In every strength training program, there is a period of time between workouts in which we “recover” from the workout. Some workouts do not cause any detrimental effects that we need to “recover” from, and some in fact produce a temporary “potentiating” effect whereby performance is improved for a short time afterwards. Yet, other workouts (especially those involving high volumes …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Exercises to help clients recover from a hernia

Classic vs. Sports Hernia: You should know the difference Most males who played scholastic sports at some time in their life will recall their first Pre Participation Physical. How could you forget?! After a few boring tests of blood pressure, lung sounds, and oral temperature, the physician asks you to drop your shorts, turn your head, and cough as he …

Dr. Ethan M. Kreiswirth

Dr. Ethan M. Kreiswirth, PhD, ATC

Master Instructor, RockTape