Evidence based shoulder

Evidence based Shoulder Exercises – How To Treat Muscle Imbalances

This isn’t your average rotator cuff and scapula article. We will be demonstrating and explaining seven evidence based shoulder exercises. Principles of biomechanics, kinesiology, and electromyography will be explained and you’ll learn how to increase targeted muscle activation, improve scapular muscle activation sequencing, and challenge shoulder stability. We are taking broscience to the next level, providing research and evidence based approaches to prehab the shoulder for longevity.

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hamstring strain

4 Reasons “Tight” Hamstrings Lead to Hamstring Strains

This article was first published on the The Strength Doc, Dr. John Rusin’s Blog.

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 over a 10-year span in the NFL, the occurrence of hamstring strains was second only to knee sprains. The average number of days lost for athletes with hamstring strains ranged anywhere from 8 to 25 days, which equated to missing up to 4 NFL games or 25% of the season. Even more concerning is that hamstring re-injury rates are extremely high, especially during the first 2 weeks after return to sport. In fact, over 1/3 of hamstring injuries will reoccur during this time.

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low back dissociation

The Three Best Exercises for Learning Low Back Dissociation

Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal diagnoses in the world. The low back is typically considered the lumbar spine region, but it is also important to remember the pelvis and the hips influence motion at the low back. After an injury or unpleasant experience in this region, the human brain is capable of rewiring it’s movement. Sometimes as a protective mechanism, the body will move in a more rigid pattern, thus less dissociation from joint to joint. In these scenarios, you have to go back to the basics to retrain the foundations for healthy movement. This article describes three exercises to help retrain low back dissociation.

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lunge variations

Lunge Variations

This 3-video post will be covering the ever so popular LUNGE. We will cover:

➡️ Prehab considerations for multi-directional lunges
➡️ Lunges for power development
➡️ Our favorite lunge combo
If you don’t already include some variation of a lunge into your lower body training, hopefully by the end of this article we will have convinced you to not only do so, but also gave you some creative ideas on variations that best suit your goals!

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plank

The Plank Redefined: Improve Performance with Prehab

The Plank Redefined was originally published on TheBarbellPhysio as a guest post by ThePrehabGuys.

What is the core?

Before we dive into advanced plank progressions, we must first set straight what the core is and why core stability is so vital for our movement system’s health and longevity. The core, from a muscular standpoint, is so much more than just a 6-pack of washboard arms. It essentially includes any and every that moves the trunk and aids in maintaining a neutral spine position.

This includes the popular “core muscles” such as the rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, and multifus, but also other muscles such as the latissmus dorsi, quadratus lumobrum, and pectoralis muscles.

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TENS for pain management

TENS (Electrical Stimulation) For Pain Management

 More than likely, the electrical stimulation you’ve witnessed on TV or in the physical therapy office is called transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS, for short. TENS is most commonly used to treat acute musculoskeletal pain. TENS works by basically tricking your brain into perceiving less pain through a mechanism called the “gate control theory”.

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