In previous posts, I discussed why we would consider testing an athlete in an open-kinetic chain sport with a closed-kinetic chain test. Then, I discussed the hierarchy of testing and began with the Functional Movement Screen Trunk Stability Push Up and the Upper Quarter...
I am frequently asked
“Why should I test someone in the closed kinetic chain when his sport is exclusively performed in the open kinetic chain?”
“Closed kinetic chain testing is not “functional” for a baseball pitcher, why do it?”
What is the goal of...
Is the NATABOC recertification process overwhelming? We have simplified it with this post
UPDATED 9/30/2022, Originally posted 7/19/21
By Hannah Bernhardt PT, DPT, ATC/L & Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, ATC
Recertification years can be stressful as you try to complete your courses and ensure...
To reduce arm injuries, researchers tell us clearly that we should take 3-4 months off of pitching every year. One of the best off-season sports (besides rock climbing), might be tennis. Here are a few reasons that I think it is great for baseball and softball:
5) Developing spin and reading spin...
We have revamped the ACL reconstruction guidelines and have now released version 3.0! Updates in this version include:
- Added biomarkers for monitoring progression, clinical decision-making, and exercise programming
- Increased emphasis on return to sport testing throughout the entire continuum of...
Grip Strength Testing Importance, Procedures and Norms
If I could only do one test that gave me information about the integrity and function of the entire upper quarter including the rotator cuff, elbow, wrist, cervical spine, and dare I say core function, it would be grip strength.
I use Indian Clubs a lot with my patients and performance clients. In this video, I talk with Dr. Jenna Gourlay about how to adapt using Indian Clubs with someone with hypermobility.