Shoulder impingement is a common problem among athletes, especially those involved in heavy resistance training. As such, today’s topic will focus primarily on shoulder impingement and acute (key word here: acute) partial rotator cuff (RC) tears for younger individuals involved in regular athletic activity. Shoulder pain, a common injury that affects millions, is the second … Continue reading Shoulder Impingement and Rotator Cuff Injuries: An Overview
Now I know I don’t need to be the one to tell you that an effective training program is critical for success and making performance improvements (no brainer, right?) -- but you may be wondering where to start. Well first, it’s important to understand that each program will vary by sport and an individual’s training status, … Continue reading Designing Your Own Training Program? Read this First.
Everyone can benefit from executing a regular hip stability routine. As I go through rehab myself, I'm humbly reminded how important the hips are in almost every movement we do daily. When it comes to fitness though --- Do your knees cave when you squat? We've all seen it. That dreaded, nasty knee cave … Continue reading Hip Stability Routine
As promised, here is the last and final piece of my SI joint recovery posts (part 3). Part 1 was release, stretch, stabilize and activate. Part 2 was core work. And part 3 is a progressive glute strengthening program. Strong glutes are essential to provide stability in the sacroiliac joint. If you are like … Continue reading SI Joint Rehab (Part 3): Progressive Glute Strengthening
Here is part 2 of how I fixed my SI joint pain. For part 1, click here. Part 2 is all about core stability. Strengthening your core muscles will be essential to stabilize the sacroiliac joint. Often a "strong core" is confused with abdominal work. And while this isn't meant to give you a 6 … Continue reading SI Joint Rehab (Part 2): Core Routine