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Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Stability Test return to sport

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

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

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

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

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

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 performance rehabilitation

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

Ever have trouble restoring quad strength symmetry after ACL reconstruction? Trunk stability push up pattern might help. You can learn the first step in developing a high-quality push-up patter in this blog post .

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I Am Wrong A Lot career

I am wrong clinically a lot! I just try not to stay there very long. The only way I can do this is by having a system in place around me that directs me to impairments that affect movement and then have an immediate test/retest.

For me, that is using the Functional Movement Systems: Selective...

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NHL Combine Features Y Balance Test and FMS combine fms y balance test
 
 
 
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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

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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When Can I Return to ____ (Fill In the Blank with Your Activity)? functional movement screen return to sport

Dr. Jenna Gourlay and I discuss advising patients on when they're clear to resume activity after rehab and how to empower them to become aware of their own readiness.

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