• November 13, 2023

    How To Progress To A REAL One-Handed Push-Up

    by Taryn Beaumont PT, DPT, CLT, CF-L2, CNC

    Have you always wanted to learn how to do a proper push-up? How about a ONE HANDED push-up? Not simply a cool party trick, a one handed push up can be a great tool for shoulder and scapular strengthening and […]

  • October 30, 2023

    Understanding Cortisone Injections – When to Get Them & What They Do

    by Tommy Mandala PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS

    Cortisone injections are one of the most common orthopedic treatments offered to patients today. When you go to see a doctor for a musculoskeletal injury, that doctor typically has 4 options to offer you: surgery, physical therapy, medication, or injection. […]

  • June 12, 2023

    The Prehab Exercise Library & Why It’s Elevating Rehab

    by Lauren Lynass

    Have you ever tried to draw someone doing a back squat with a barbell, it’s a lot harder than you would think. Although, I’m sure if you are a healthcare provider reading this there may be a time in your […]

  • May 1, 2023

    The Importance of Isometric Exercise

    by Lyndsay Provencio PT, DPT

    “And now, with this next act, I’ll make your pain decrease and your muscles stronger with just an isometric exercise.” Pssh, yeah right. An exercise that diminishes pain but can also improve muscle strength and hypertrophy? Does it sound like […]

  • March 20, 2023

    What is RED-S & Why Is It Important?

    by Lyndsay Provencio PT, DPT

    MENSTRUAL CYCLE.  Say it louder for the people in the back! No longer taboo, hushed, or ignored, women’s menstrual cycles are making a statement in the world of female athletics. How so? The menstrual cycle can provide extremely valuable information […]

  • October 31, 2022

    Scraping, Metal Tools and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

    by Chris Lefever

    Scraping, or instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (those strange metal tools your physical therapist is using), is an interesting manual therapy technique that has gained a significant amount of traction in the last few decades – especially the idea of […]

  • September 19, 2022

    VMO Exercises: Is The Vastus Medialis Oblique Legit?

    by Tommy Mandala PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS

    Are VMO exercises real? Is the vastus medialis oblique legit? For years surgeons, physical therapists, and amateur bodybuilders have been trying to activate, strengthen, and grow their vastus medialis oblique (VMO). Many people with pain at their kneecap or who […]

  • September 8, 2022

    How To Improve Knee Flexion After Surgery

    by Michael Lau PT, DPT, CSCS

    After surgery, understanding how to improve knee flexion is absolutely critical. While we’ve discussed the importance of regaining knee extension extensively, restoring knee flexion is a close runner-up for your rehab goals after surgery. Restoring knee flexion is often not […]

  • September 8, 2022

    Jumper’s Knee Exercises

    by Arash Maghsoodi PT, DPT, CSCS

    Jumper’s knee is when there is irritation of the patella tendon, the tendon just beneath your knee cap. Patella tendon pain is a common source of anterior (front) knee pain often occurring from repetitive or excessive overload onto the patellar […]

  • September 8, 2022

    Exercises To Fix Your Trendelenburg Gait

    by Arash Maghsoodi PT, DPT, CSCS

    Trendelenburg gait, otherwise referred to as a hip drop or trunk lean with walking are all compensatory movement patterns that may lead to back pain, hip pain, knee pain, or SI joint pain over time. There are many reasons this […]

  • September 8, 2022

    Knee Extension Exercises for Terminal Knee Extension

    by Michael Lau PT, DPT, CSCS

    Regaining full terminal knee extension is paramount following any knee surgery. The ability to fully extend the knee equal to the other side is usually one of the most important early goals in knee rehab. While there are a ton […]

  • September 8, 2022

    Quadriceps Activation Following Surgery

    by Michael Lau PT, DPT, CSCS

    Quadriceps inhibition or the inability to feel/activate your quadriceps after knee injuries or major knee surgeries like ACL reconstruction can be very frustrating early on in the rehabilitation process. How is it possible that you can’t squeeze your quad?! Luckily […]