squat depth Parallel vs Full Squat

Parallel or Full Squat Depth for More Gluteal Activation?

Should you squat ass to grass? Or stop at parallel? ? It’s a question that many of you have asked and we’ll provide our answer today. Many things need to be taken into account when determining squat depth. Most importantly,  you need to determine your lower extremity mobility (specifically of the hips and ankles), your Read more about Parallel or Full Squat Depth for More Gluteal Activation?[…]

Scientific Evidence-Based Training Equipment With The Squat & Deadlift

Squat & Deadlift Training equipment is being utilized more than ever by athletes looking to get the edge on better performance. Weight lifting shoes, Chuck Taylors, elastic bands, and chains have found their way into the free weight section with the squat & deadlift, but why? Do these items really help according to claims such Read more about Scientific Evidence-Based Training Equipment With The Squat & Deadlift[…]

Climber's Prehab

Climber’s Prehab – Training Tips For The Most Common Rock Climbing Injuries

Rock Climbing Rock climbing is a sport that has been gaining popularity over the last few years. The diverse range of movement, mobility, and strength the sport requires makes it appealing to everyone from the weekend warrior to the most serious and dedicated athlete. This fast-growing allure has helped catapult climbing into the 2020 Olympic Read more about Climber’s Prehab – Training Tips For The Most Common Rock Climbing Injuries[…]

ACL

“How Do I Know When I Am Ready To Play Again?” Return To Sport Testing For Athletes Following ACL Reconstruction Surgery

ACL Reconstruction Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR) is one of the most common surgeries performed due to a sports injury. ACLR rehab and ACL prevention training is one of the hottest topics in the sports medicine world. The reality is while 80% of ACL reconstruction (ACLR) patients return to some form of sport, only 65% Read more about “How Do I Know When I Am Ready To Play Again?” Return To Sport Testing For Athletes Following ACL Reconstruction Surgery[…]

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Do I Need an X-Ray After an Ankle Sprain?

You just had a BAD ankle sprain. It’s black and blue. It hurts like hell. How do you know that its ONLY an ankle sprain, and not anything worse like a FRACTURE?! Well lucky for you, there’s a quick an easy test you can do NOW to screen if you need an x-ray after an Read more about Do I Need an X-Ray After an Ankle Sprain?[…]

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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Cervicothoracic Junction Manipulation For Treating Shoulder Pain

Did you know that treating the cervical and thoracic spine regions can help alleviate your shoulder pain?

It’s well documented within the literature that treating areas AWAY FROM THE REGION OF PAIN can indeed help alleviate symptoms in that area – ie REGIONAL INTERDEPENDENCE.

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deep cervical extensors training

Training the Deep Cervical Extensors

Don’t Forget About Training The Deep Cervical Extensors!

Mike is currently in China learning from the godfather of the Clinical Practice Guidelines himself, Dr. Joe Godges. Here a great exercise for your patients with neck pain, especially those with whiplash induced neck pain, that targets not just the deep cervical flexors, but also the deep cervical extensors! Pay close attention to the cueing, as activation of the deep cervical extensors should be emphasized at selected spinal levels for the management of segmental dysfunction. […]