Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Ankle Sprains

Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are the most common injury in sports and physical activity, estimating to be about 25% of all injuries across sports. Of all ankle injuries 85% involve the lateral ankle ligaments. There is strong evidence suggesting you increase risk of re-spraining your ankle two fold within the first year of spraining your ankle. Every year in the US, lateral …

Arash Rex Maghsoodi

Arash Rex Maghsoodi

Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate at the University of Southern California

Youth Sports

Are Adolescent Athletes Prepared for Their Level of Sports Participation?

A great number of present-day adolescent athletes (girls ages 12 to 18 and boys 14 to 18) participate in organized team sports. Many of these young athletes partake in a common theme of sport “specialization” whereby the selection of a specific sport of participation is played year-round, 24/7/365. Many of these young athletes aspire for their sport participation to evolve …

Robert Panariello

Robert Panariello

MS, PT, ATC, CSCS, Founding Partner & Chief Clinical Officer of Professional Physical Therapy

Hamstring Strain Exercises

The Top 4 Modifiable Risk Factors for Hamstring Strains

4 Reasons “Tight” Hamstrings Lead to Hamstring Strains Have you ever strained your hamstring before? You’re not alone! Hamstring strain injuries are among the most common acute musculoskeletal injury in the United States. Athletes who participate in track and field, soccer, and football are especially prone to these injuries given the sprinting demands of these sports. One study found that …

The Prehab Guys - Michael Lau, Arash Maghsoodi, and Craig Lindell

The Prehab Guys

Doctor of Physical Therapy Students and Strength and Conditioning Specialists

Better Golf Posture vs. Better Golf Posture

Don’t Let Golf Be a Pain in Your Back

Injuries to the back are by far the most common in golfers, regardless of age. The causes for back pain vary, however, with amateurs getting injured from poor mechanics, pros getting injured from overuse, and Tiger Woods getting injured from…well, you can be the judge of that. Whenever I am evaluating a golfer, injured or not, I always check hip …

Lindsay Becker

Dr. Lindsay Becker

DPT, SCS, CSCS, CGFI-M3

High Intensity Fitness Programming

Six Versatile Items For High-Intensity Fitness Programming

Clients join a specific gym or club for many different reasons. Some like the social aspect of group exercise, while others choose a facility based on high-end equipment or other factors that align with their goals. Facilities offering high-intensity fitness programming, regardless of what they name the class, need certain products that might not be required for other classes. If …

Woman Running Elivate Fitness

What is Rhabdomyolysis and Why Should You Care?

When Texas Women’s University junior Briley Cole experienced an unusual delayed pain following the annual fitness test for her competitive volleyball team, she knew something was off. Cole was actually one of eight players from her team that wound up hospitalized last year for a rare condition called rhabdomyolysis (also known as rhabdo), which, in their case, was induced by …

Dr. Joe Horrigan

Dr. Joe Horrigan

Doctor of Chiropractic, Director of Soft Tissue Center at DISC, co-author of The Seven-Minute Rotator Cuff Solution & Strength and Conditioning and Injury Prevention for Hockey, Board Member of ACBSP

Weightlifting Elivate Fitness

Considerations in Athletic Performance Enhancement Training: Athlete Weight Room Preparation

Robert A. Panariello MS, PT, ATC, CSCS Professional Physical Therapy Professional Athletic Performance Center New York, New York During my 30+ career as a Physical Therapist (PT), Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Coach, I have been involved in both the Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Enhancement Training of athletes and have had many valued experiences throughout my …

Robert Panariello

Robert Panariello

MS, PT, ATC, CSCS, Founding Partner & Chief Clinical Officer of Professional Physical Therapy

New Year, New You 2017

Don’t Let Soreness Sour New Clients

There are many reasons a new client might stop personal training. Some are outside of your control, such as: budget, career demands, and family obligations. But many are within your control, and it’s important to identify and address those factors early in the training relationship. One common reason clients quit training before achieving their New Year’s resolution is delayed onset …

2016 Year In Review

Elivate’s 2016 Recap

Elivate had a lot of success in 2016 – we welcomed many new staff members at our headquarters and helped spread word of fitness trends through this very blog. We also increased our selection of products and met new clients along the way…what could be better than that? We’ve heard positive feedback on our posts and you’ve let us know …

Barefoot Running

Are you barefoot with a purpose? The science behind intentional foot activation

Podiatrist Dr. Emily Splichal has been gracious enough to share the article “Are you barefoot with a purpose? The science behind intentional foot activation” with us. Barefoot running is a timely topic that impacts trainers, distance runners and athletes of any age. If you have a client who would like to learn more about this topic, we encourage you to share it …

Dr. Emily Splichal

Dr. Emily Splichal

Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist