Return To Sport – Foundation & Concepts

This topic is THE most talked about subject in all of sports medicine & rehab…and has been for some time now.  Once an athlete is injured, all anyone can talk about is “when can they play again?”  Athletes (and the rehab professionals working with them) want to get back to whatever sport as soon as possible.  There is enormous pressure to get back sooner and sooner and miss less and…

Quality vs. Quantity: Skills Matter

It may seem like I focus often on movement quality.  I DO! It provides the foundation and support to allow you to function at the level you want.  The more active and dynamic you would like to be, the better you need to move.  So, beyond the idea of moving well, everyone wants to know when can they do what they want to do…that is what everyone really wants, right?…

Quality vs. Quantity: Movement Matters

Quality over Quantity – know why and what you’re doing.  The subject of quality has been covered in every medium thinkable.  Physical wellness is no different.  You can find information about quality movement everywhere, primarily online.  The internet can be an invaluable source of information…this website is just one example.  Yet, the good ‘ol world wide web can also be one of the primary reasons you are getting hurt. The…

Movement Pattern 6: Overhead Squat

The overhead squat: This movement pattern is one of the most comprehensive movements you should be asked to complete when determining your overall functional ability baseline. Squat down so your knees go below parallel, arms & knees do not move forward past the toes, and the back is in the same angle as your tibias (lower leg bones) We are talking entire trunk extension and shoulder mobility, hip/knee/ankle range of motion PLUS each…

Does Running Form Matter?

This very question seems to be a hot button among runners.  If there is one group of athletes who are passionate about their trade, it is runners.  Running can be a grueling task that pushes the limits of human physical abilities as well as mental capacity to overcome stress, fatigue, weather, or even pain.  Often, runners run through pain to a fault, but we can discuss that in another post!  …