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Toe Touch and Active Straight Leg Raise Corrective Progression posterior chain straight leg raise pattern toe touch Nov 15, 2022

How to get the toe touch and active straight leg raise pattern to stick?

Frequently, it is relatively straightforward to restore a person's toe touch or active straight leg raise pattern, but the problem becomes keeping it. You can get the pattern normalized in a session...

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Scapular Stabilization with Lower Trunk Rotation scapular stability thoracic rotation Nov 05, 2022

This is one of my favorite scapular stabilization exercises. To me, one of the important cues is to bring knees toward the palms. This helps keep the lumbar locked (encourages rotation in lower thoracic spine).

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How can I make group testing more efficient with limited staff? fms group testing testing y balance test Nov 02, 2022

In this Q & A video, I answer a reader-submitted question about how to use students to make group testing more efficient.

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Core Engaged Snow Angels core resistance training Nov 01, 2022

Looking for a great exercise to enhance scapulohumeral rhythm? Try core engaged lumbar locked floor angels.

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Sprinter's Stretch with Rotation readiness activities Oct 31, 2022

The sprinter's stretch with rotation is one of my favorite readiness activities. I'd love to hear some of your favorites. Send me an email with your favorite readiness activities.

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How do you get athletes, coaches, and parents to “buy in” to injury prevention? injury prediction injury risk Oct 24, 2022

When it comes to injury prevention, frequently we are excited, passionate and ready to get started only to hit road blocks: no one seems to want to give it the attention that it deserves. Coaches don’t want to give up valuable practice time, parents can’t fit it into jam packed...

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A Commonly Missed Impairment After ACL Reconstruction acl reconstruction recovery Oct 11, 2022

Let's talk about one of the most commonly missed impairments after ACL reconstruction --  loss of knee flexion range of motion. To me, this is defined as getting the ischial tuberosities all the way back to the heels (researchers define it as within 5 degrees compared to the...

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

In another post, I discussed why we would consider testing an athlete in an open-kinetic chain sport with closed-kinetic chain tests. It is important to remember that there is a hierarchy of testing and begins with ROM, strength, plank, and progresses to the Functional...

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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 NATA recertification process overwhelming? We have simplified it with this post (and a huge list of NATA free CUEs

UPDATED 11/28/2022, 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...

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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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