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When an individual sustains an injury, one of the first questions asked is, โ€œHow long will it take until I am back to normal?โ€ When an unexpected event such as an injury disrupts our quality of life, naturally we want to return to our full functional capacity as soon as possible. The difficult part of injuries is that there are certain components of them we are unable to control, such as our age, the type of tissue that was injured, the blood supply to a specific tissue, and the extent of damage that was done. However, what we can control is enhancing our understanding of tissue healing, and how to optimize healing times by avoiding factors that could slow the normal healing process. In this article, we will discuss what body tissue is, the normal phases of tissue healing, why various tissues heal differently, and what you need to know about tissue healing after an injury!

Most climbers know better than to just jump on their project cold. However, a lack of knowledge and guidance may lead novice climbers to miss out on a proper rock climbing injury prevention warm-up! A thorough warm-up increases blood flow, muscle flexibility, and body control. In this article, youโ€™ll gain access to the best rock climbing injury prevention warm-up from the climbing doctor himself and further understand how to prevent rock climbing injury!

This article will demonstrate the 4 of the most undervalued exercises that I wish I had incorporated into my routine throughout my younger years. You learn from mistakes, but the mistakes don't have to be yours. These 4 most undervalued exercises are high-value movements that we have found to provide benefit to numerous clients and patients of ours. These are exercises that should be built into everyoneโ€™s program to some capacity. These exercises include 2 upper body and 2 lower body movements. For some, these exercises can be the meat and potatoes of a workout, while others may integrate these movements as part of their warm-up or end of workout burner. A little bit of prehab goes a long way! Donโ€™t be that guy or girl that is going to say โ€œI wish I did something about this earlier.โ€ This article will provide you with the 4 most undervalued exercises that you should integrate today!

The perfect working desk posture is something that every worker in the world is trying to obtain. But what is it, exactly? Is it the classic seated position with hips, knees, and elbows all bent to a perfect 90 degrees? Or is it converting your desk to a standing work station, because standing has just got to be better than sitting, right? There is a growing sentiment amongst workers and non-workers alike that the "perfect posture" must be obtained to eliminate pain and discomfort. Furthermore, the phrase that "sitting is the new smoking" promoted by media outlets and fear-based advertising has effectively scared people from assuming comfortable sitting positions and popularized the use of standing work stations. We're going to put that notion that sitting is the new smoking to rest and show you what the actual perfect working desk posture looks like!

No gym, no problem! This article will help you master an at-home workout routine. With home workouts, you likely don't have much exercise equipment. There are a plethora of exercises that you can perform to keep your body in shape. With all the at-home routines I have seen performed, there is one piece many often don't fully understand. That is properly super-setting or pairing exercises. This is achieved by super-setting muscles that perform opposing movements. An example of a superset is to perform a bicep curl paired with a tricep extension, NOT to perform two different bicep exercises after each other. This article will give you a better idea of how to be efficient with your home workouts, we will provide some examples that you can perform at home today to master home workouts!

How many times have you heard from your trainer, physio, or coach to not let your knees go over your toes?! One too many times I would say! The recommendation to never let your knees go over your toes is rooted in misinformation and unjustly injects fear into a very normal and simple movement that you perform countless times throughout the day as you are getting out of a chair, going downstairs, or kneeling on the ground. But this improper advice even extends to the weight room and gym, where you'll hear that squatting deep or lunging with your knees over toes will blow up your knee.ย  This widespread inaccurate advice and fear is a pandemic I'm going to call "knee-bola". In this article, I'm going to show you what happens when your knees go past your toes and why we need to eliminate knee-bola once and for all!

The Pelvic Floor is a term that is gaining more and more attention in the healthcare world. You might have heard this term specifically geared toward women or childbirth, or you might think that older folks are the only people with pelvic floor problems. You might be thinking what exactly is the pelvic floor, do I have one, and what can I do to help improve my pelvic floor health. Letโ€™s begin with the basics by breaking down what is the pelvic floor exactly, and we will then demonstrate a few pelvic floor exercises that can allow you to maintain a healthy pelvic floor!

The Turkish Get Up (TGU) is a full-body, three-dimensional exercise that is great for shoulder stability, muscle endurance, and grip strength. As we perform this unique and artistic-like movement, there are a variety of high demand positions that our body must meet with the utmost quality in order to perform it successfully and safely. This includes excellent mobility in various aspects of the body, stability,ย strength,ย coordination, and mental focus. What is important to understand is that just because the Turkish is get up is a great exercise for may different aspects of movement, that does NOT mean everyone can or should be able to do it instantaneously without specific, individualized practice! In this article, you will learn everything you need to know to not screw up the Turkish Get Up.

Did you know that training your body to reach your highest potential may be vastly limited if you are not also training your mind? Todayโ€™s focus on mindfulness, meditation, holistic healing, and mind-body care is proving useful in getting you to the next level and to staying on the cutting edge of true health, fitness, and wellness.ย  Your body is nothing, if not for your brain. There are many methods, theories, and practices available to heighten the performance of the brain in order to stimulate the body for higher-level functioning. Among these methods are the very popular meditation and mindfulness. These practices tune the brain into being very aware of your system, how you are operating, and to calm the nervous system. However, if you are more interested in taking your performance to the next level or recovering from an injury or surgery, you may consider participating in a different kind of mindfulness and meditation-type practice called Motor Imagery. In this article, you will learn all about motor imagery and rehabilitation!

Landing mechanics has always been a hot topic within the realm of the rehabilitation and sports medicine world. Letโ€™s be honest, watching elite athletes perform at a high level and analyzing their movement is sexier than most low-level rehab exercises for movement enthusiasts. So itโ€™s natural for clinicians and trainers to get excited when teaching someone landing mechanics. However, we want to ensure that clinicians are thorough when assessing patients, as subtle compensations and poor movement patterns with landing mechanics are often easy to miss! In this article, youโ€™ll learn the basics of what to focus on with teaching landing mechanics!