More Hip Mobility Work

Hip mobility work is often under appreciated but required for athletes and the general public. Better hip range of motion will lead to better athletic performance, less pain, better mobility and a better quality of life. Check out a great little routine here. As always, check with your therapist, trainer or coach before starting this kind of routine to make sure it is appropriate for you.

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Athletic Rotational Force

Building athletic rotational force is key to power production in almost every sport. Here’s a great example of the kind of programming it takes to get it done. Medicine balls are a great tool when used correctly.

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Make It Fun!!!

Getting your athletes to buy in to a proper warm up/prep can be a challenge at times. Using something like the routine above can make it a fun, competitive pre-game activity that gets them loose and gets their competitive juices flowing.

Make it fun for the athlete and you’ll see results faster!

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Advanced Hip Opening

Alex Simone ( shows us some great advanced hip openers for athletes to use to prep for training. When getting your hips and body ready for training or competition we need to consider which movements our sport uses and how we can mimic those movements as part of our prep work.

Baseball, football, hockey and many other athletes will benefit from this type of prep work both on the day of competition and as an addition to their daily routine.

Hip/Spine/Groin Warm Up

When trying to prep the lower body for training, I’ve always been a fan of compounding movements that hit multiple areas at once, the same way sports/training do. Vernon Griffith shows us a great set of movements that will help prep your spine, hips and groins for the training to come. Give him a follow for more great training and mobility information!

Can you flip the switch?

“I’m not a practice player” doesn’t last long past 12 years old; get your mind, body and skills right during practice so they’re trained and ready when you need them most.

Words Of Wisdom

@coachjonbeck just smashing us in the face with truth today. I love it.

Patellar Tendon Rehab

We have spoken in the past about patellar tendonitis here and that it can be difficult to rehabilitate at times. Recently I saw this tweet that outlines a pretty solid routine to help return normal function and reduce pain in the area. Have a look and discuss it with your health care team to see if it fits your rehab schedule.

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Golfer’s Elbow

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Most of the muscles that flex your wrist are attached to a bony bump on the inside of your elbow called the “medial epicondyle.” Sometimes, through injury or overuse, the site where these muscles originate can become irritated or inflamed. This condition is called “medial epicondylitis”, or “golfer’s elbow.”

Although the condition is named “golfer’s elbow,” over 90% of those affected are not even athletes, much less golfers. Nonetheless, the condition is more common in certain sports, especially golf, throwing, bowling, football, archery, and weight lifting. Occupations that require heavy gripping or repeated hand movements, like carpentry or typing, can predispose you to this condition. Smokers and people who are obese are more likely to experience this condition.

Medial epicondylitis is the most frequent cause of pain on the “inside” of your elbow but is 3-10 times less likely that its “outside” counterpart- lateral epicondylitis (i.e. “tennis elbow”). Medial epicondylitis is most common between the ages of 40 and 60. The condition strikes the dominant arm in over 3⁄4 of cases. Your symptoms will likely include a dull aching pain over the bump on the inside of your elbow that becomes more intense with use. As the condition progresses, you may notice grip weakness or limitations when shaking hands, grasping objects, and opening jars. Be sure to tell your doctor if you notice numbness or tingling traveling toward your hand.


If left untreated, medial epicondylitis can last indefinitely. Studies show that up to 40% of untreated patients suffer prolonged discomfort, some as long as three years. Fortunately, conservative treatment like the type provided in our office is effective for relieving this condition. Our office may prescribe an elbow “counterforce brace” to help dampen stress to the irritated area. This type of brace should not be used in patients who have numbness or tingling radiating into their fingers. Some patients may benefit from a “wrist splint” that is used at night to allow your tendon to heal in a lengthened position. Using ice or ice massage over your elbow can help limit pain. Your home exercises will play an important role in your recovery.

Initially, you may need to avoid activities that cause an increase in pain, like gripping, lifting, golfing, throwing balls, or swinging a racquet. Be sure to warm up properly and stretch prior to any heavy physical activity. Smokers would benefit from quitting. Overweight patients should consider increasing their aerobic activity to shed excess pounds.

If you or someone you know suffers from this condition, call our office today. Our doctors are experts at relieving many types of pain including elbow injuries.

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Rotator Cuff Tears

A rotator cuff tear means that one or more tendons of a group of muscles stabilizing the shoulder – called the rotator cuff – is torn either partially or fully.

The rotator cuff consists of four muscles that help stabilize the humerus (upper arm bone), in the shoulder socket during arm movements.

The shoulder has great mobility but is prone to injury during falls or accidents, or in case of altered motor control.

A tear of the rotator cuff can cause but is not limited to, pain at the shoulder and sometimes the scapula, loss of strength and active range of motion, and sometimes localized swelling.

Pain or weakness is often felt when lifting the arm overhead or when lowering it from an elevated position. Pain may also be present at night. In more advanced cases, one may additionally feel pain during the day while at rest.

Relative rest is a good way to protect your shoulder and prevent further damage, but it’s important to avoid overprotecting your injury. A few days rest where you avoid pain-inducing movement and activities might be necessary. Returning to your activities of daily living, light cardiovascular exercise and specific mobility and strengthening exercises will allow better recovery.

Treatment of Tennis Elbow consists of Acupuncture, Class IV Laser Therapy, management of any biomechanics stresses in the area and exercise rehabilitation to address any weaknesses that can be putting undue stress on the area.