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Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Stability Test return to sport Oct 04, 2022

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...

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Upper Extremity Closed Chain Testing Part 1 closed kinetic chain overhead athlete return to sport Sep 27, 2022

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?”

OR

“Closed kinetic chain testing is not “functional” for a baseball pitcher, why do it?”

 

What is the goal of...

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NATABOC Re-Certification Process Made Simple ceu medbridge promo code nataboc Sep 12, 2022

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...

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Top 5 Reasons Tennis May be a Great Sport to Pair with Baseball and Softball  baseball softball training Sep 06, 2022

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...

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NEW! ACL Reconstruction Guidelines 3.0 acl Aug 15, 2022

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...
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Grip Strength Testing Protocols with Normative Data grip strength testing importance procedures and norms Jul 25, 2022

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.

It is...

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How do you use Indian Clubs with a person who is hypermobile? hypermobility indian clubs Jul 20, 2022

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.

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Heel Raises Jun 27, 2022

Here’s how I do heel raises now, and it has helped my rehab and performance clients a lot.

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Quad Strength Symmetry after ACL Reconstruction acl Jun 21, 2022

Ever have trouble restoring quad strength symmetry after ACL reconstruction? Trunk stability push up pattern might help. You can learn more about it in this blog post .

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I Am Wrong A Lot career Jun 20, 2022

I am wrong a lot! Here is what I do about it.

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NHL Combine Features Y Balance Test and FMS combine fms y balance test Jun 15, 2022
 
 
 
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Y Balance Test and Functional Movement Screen Featured at NHL Combine. Check out the video to see the NHLs post about #1 prospect Shane Wright. So great that our team can be integral in the process

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Bettering Your Body's Balance balance Jun 15, 2022

In this episode of the Movement Podcast, we discuss balance.  We cover how balance affects your sport and life,  signs you may have bad balance, and how you can improve it.

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