Return to Sport – Testing

Last post I left off talking about the concepts of what Return to Sport means.  Now, let’s talk about what tests to use.  I would like to introduce several tests that allow us to comprehensively assess an athlete’s abilities and help to determine readiness to return to sports.  That said, There are SO MANY valuable tests and ways to measure things…but we may only have time, equipment & evidence to support a handful.…

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?…

Running Form – Do you have imbalances?

This post on running form is going to focus on the common injuries and biomechanical faults I see clinically.  There are multiple soft tissue and muscular-related damages that result anytime you push your body – we are speaking with running specifically in this instance, but it is by no means exclusive to that activity.  I’d like to start with arguably the most commonly injured muscle group, the hamstrings.  It can…

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!  …